Upcoming Eco-Events in Ottawa

Written by guest blogger Denise Deby, who writes on local and global social and environmental issues (which covers just about everything, really).

Interpretive Programs in Gatineau Park

Oct. 1 and 2, Gatineau Park will run an interpretive program called Follies of the Fall Forest at 12:30 in English and 2:30 in French at the Gatineau Park Visitor Centre, Chelsea. The 2-hour program is free, led by a naturalist, and includes a guided trail walk.

Café scientifique at the Canadian Museum of Nature

The Canadian Museum of Nature is holding a “Café scientifique” on Friday, Sept. 30 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. The Café includes a dinner and a screening of the documentary Carbon Nation, described as a climate change solutions movie even for those who don’t believe in climate change. According to the film’s website, it’s “an optimistic, solutions-based, non-preachy, non-partisan, big tent film that shows tackling climate change boosts the economy, increases national & energy security and promotes health & a clean environment.” Following the movie, environmentalists Bruce Yateman and Bernie Couture will lead a discussion about the feasibility of having a small carbon footprint. Tickets $35 ($28 for Museum members). Register in advance at 613-566-4791.

If that’s not enough, it’s also a good time of year to check out a Farmers’ Market or go for a hike and enjoy the start of autumn.

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One thought on “Upcoming Eco-Events in Ottawa

  • I just wanted to let you know of a very chic Zero footprint upcoming event.

    As you know Ottawa has a bit of a reputation for being a bit blah. This event will put Ottawa on the style map with the likes of Paris and Amsterdam.

    Lets all get together and get Ottawa on the best dressed list (not the worst). Check it out @ http://harvestnoir.com/

    Hope to see you there.

    Sincerely,

    Katherine Archer

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