Written by Denise Deby.
Take advantage of some upcoming opportunities to support the transition to a sustainable energy future:
1. Carbon pricing: One way to encourage businesses and households to lower their greenhouse gas emissions is through taxes or other measures that increase the cost of emissions (and better account for the long-term environmental damage that emissions cause). Price Carbon Now is hosting Making sense of carbon pricing options – a panel discussion on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at McNabb Community Centre (180 Percy St., Ottawa). Whether or not you can attend, you can find out more about carbon pricing on their website.
2. Ethical investing: Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op is holding a session on investing in renewable energy on Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 at the Dovercourt Recreation Centre (411 Dovercourt Ave.), 7-9 p.m. Register through the Westboro Brainery.
3. Climate change strategy: The Ontario government is developing a strategy to address climate change. They’ve released a discussion paper, and are inviting people to provide input into ways to reduce carbon emissions and deal with the effects of climate change. They’re also holding public consultations around the province including in Ottawa on Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015 at the RA Centre (2451 Riverside Dr.), 6-8 p.m. Check the website for more information about the strategy and how to get involved.