Zeroing in on Emissions: Canada’s Clean Power Pathways – A Review

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This report undertakes an extensive review of global and Canadian decarbonization models and studies. It highlights ten technically feasible strategies, actions and considerations that a wide range of experts agree will be front and centre in any effective effort to zero out Canada’s emissions by the middle of this century, as science on climate change says is required.

Read: Zeroing in on Emissions: Canada’s Clean Power Pathways – A Review by Tom Green at the David Suzuki Foundation.

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June 4, 2019 at 12:35 pm Leave a comment

Cornwall’s Annual Incredible Edible Plant Festival expands to Lamoureux Park!!

On Saturday May 25th, grab your gardening gloves and head down to Lamoureux Park between 10:30am – 2:00pm for the 7th Annual Incredible Edible Plant Festival. Hosted by Transition Cornwall + Food Action Group in partnership with the Edible Cities Project, this year’s festival will offer some exciting additions to the famous edible plant give-away.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

>> Pick-up a free heirloom vegetable or fruit plant to take home (tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, spinach, chard, kale, and more!)
>> The Edible Cities Project – Cornwall, On to lead community planting of garden beds and boxes around the Lamoureux Park Bandshell
>> Expert gardeners to answer all of your gardening questions
>> Learn how to correctly plant your vegetable seedlings
>> Local food snack and cooking workshop
>> Seed and plant exchange
>> Hands-on children’s activities
>> Live music

Walk and Roll – On roule, ça marche Cornwall-SDG to our event with “Bike and Stroller Valet” courtesy of Active Transportation Group of Transition Cornwall+.

See our Facebook Event page HERE>>

VOLUNTEERS: We are still looking for help to make this event a success. Those able to volunteer should contact Carol at carol.escobar@hotmail.com.

 

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Le samedi 25 mai prochain, venez participer aux activités de la 7e édition du Festival des incroyables plantes comestibles.
Cette activité communautaire aura lieu devant le Bandshell au Parc Lamoureux à Cornwall de 10h30 à 14h00.  Une fois de plus, des plants de légumes en pots vous seront offerts gratuitement. Vous aurez donc le plaisir de les apporter chez vous, d’en prendre soin et par la suite, de déguster des légumes que vous aurez produits vous-même.

Cet événement convient à tous les membres de la famille.  Apportez votre lunch.  Adonnez-vous  à des activités artisanales de tous genres.  Posez vos questions à nos maîtres-jardiniers.  Tout cela, gratuitement!  Vous pourrez même aider à planter le jardin communautaire autour le Bandshell avec l’équipe du “Edible Cities Project“.

Les activitées proposées:
>>Choix de plantes potagères offertes gratuitement: tomates cerises, haricots verts, bettes, poivrons et fines herbes (basilic, ciboulette, persil, aneth).  Relevez le défi de faire pousser quelques-uns de vos propres aliments.
>>Une table d’échange de semis.  Apportez les semis que vous avez en trop pour les échanger avec ceux d’autres horticulteurs amateurs.
>>Offre de conseils sur le jardinage par des maîtres-jardiniers
>>Préparation d’une carte des jardins communautaires autour le Bandshell au Parc Lamoureux avec l’équipe Edible Cities Project.

>>Pour les enfants: activitées d’artisanat, de dessin, de manger, et de jardinage.  Station de jouets, Giant Jenga, et mini-marché de semences.

Apportez votre lunch et passez la journée entière avec nous!

On roule, ça marche! Le groupe de transport actif de TC+ sera sur place avec leur “valet de vélo et poussette” – C’est comme un vestiaire, mais pour votre vélo.
Nous sommes toujours à la recherche de bénévoles pour cette activité.  Si cela vous intéresse, communiquez avec Carol par courrier à l’adresse carol.escobar@hotmail.com.

May 15, 2019 at 7:27 pm Leave a comment

14 leading national environmental organizations release platform expectations for the federal election

Today, Canada’s leading environmental organizations released a set of 20 federal party platform recommendations that address the climate, biodiversity, toxics and waste crises harming our country.

These recommendations represent the collective priorities of the 14 organizations and reflect a comprehensive set of solutions to today’s most urgent environmental challenges. These platform priorities are currently being discussed with each of the five main federal political parties to help them develop their own set of committed actions.

In late summer 2019, the organizations will release a non-partisan, comparative evaluation of the environmental platforms of all the parties, to help Canadians make informed voting decisions.

The 20 federal party platform recommendations can be found here.

May 9, 2019 at 8:50 pm Leave a comment

Four things Kingston can teach other cities about climate-change plans

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The municipality that has billed itself as “Canada’s most sustainable city since 2009 now has some solid evidence to back up the claim.

The November issue of the journal Climatic Change contains a ranking of the climate-change plans of 63 Canadian municipalities — and Kingston comes out on top.

Plans were evaluated based on eight criteria, including how a community sets its climate goals, how effective those goals are, and how it measures and achieves progress.

Municipalities are the “most vulnerable” of all levels of government when it comes to climate change, explains lead author Dave Guyadeen, of the University of Guelph, because they face the most immediate impacts. ”So we wanted to know how they are responding to it,” he says.

So what lessons can Kingston offer other municipalities trying to come up with or improve climate-change plans?

Read Four things Kingston can teach other cities about climate-change plans at TVO by David Rockne Corrigan.

March 18, 2019 at 10:57 am Leave a comment

Paddle to the Sea

Sunday March 10,  1:30 – 3:30 Cornwall Public Library The next film in the Transition Cornwall+ winter series is perfect for the whole family and a great way to start the March Break. Join us for a very special showing of the much loved, National Film Board classic from 1966 Paddle to the Sea, The incredible adventure of the tiny, hand-carved canoe along the great lakes and St. Lawrence River is an inspirational and thought-provoking journey as we experience the surprising challenges that arise along this waterway, even from our perspective 50 years later. This is an interactive event and there will be fun crafts and activities for the children.

 

March 1, 2019 at 11:13 pm Leave a comment

Upper Canada Bird Sanctuary Winter Program

Every Saturday and Sunday (12noon to 4PM), the Friends of the Sanctuary opens the visitor centre on Morrison Road, off County road 2 between Ingleside and Morrisburg. For a modest fee, we offer ski and snowshoe equipment rentals, hot or cold drinks and snacks. There is no fee for using the groomed trails for skiing or the paths for snowshoeing and hiking. You can feed the birds and relax on the open deck, make snowmen and warm up by the fires afterwards. For more information and cancellations, please visit http://www.facebook.com/pg/Friends-of-the-Sanctuary-414036970680.More info

February 22, 2019 at 2:42 pm Leave a comment

5th Annual Seedy Saturday Returns

Saturday, March 16, 10:30am-2:30pm, Benson Centre Cornwall

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Planting a vegetable garden in 2019? Hoping to purchase some local seeds? Looking for expert advice on what to grow? Need a free event for the kids during March break?

Then join us for the 5th annual Cornwall Seedy Saturday on March 16th, from 10:30am – 2:30pm at the Benson Centre.

This is a free, family-friendly event designed to help new and existing gardeners find the seeds, tools, and tricks they need to succeed at home.

With a dozen on-going children’s activities, six scheduled workshops, and our famous “ask-a-gardener table”, this event will have something for everyone.  

What to know more about our free workshops? Download the full schedule here.

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Have seeds, garden supplies, or books to swap? Bring them along, we will also have a traditional “Swap Table” for you.

 

>>Confirmed Vendors<<

Bonville Garden
Pitt Street Garden
Wild Rose Organic Farm
Camacho Farms
Greta’s Organic Gardens
La Ferme Coopérative Tourne-Sol
Bird & Bee
Kitchen Table Seed House
Heritage Seed and Produce
Beyond the Garden Gate
Stephanie Delorme
Stewart’s Honey
Simply Baked Catering.
ZipGrow
 
>>Confirmed Information and Gardening Activity Exhibitors<<
Seed Swap Table
“Ask a Gardener” tables
Transition Cornwall +
Tree Action Arbre
Waste Reduction Action Group
USC Canada – Seeds of Survival
Cornwall Horticultural Society
City of Cornwall, Ontario Environmental Services (Composting)
The Edible Cities Project – Cornwall, On
Seaway Valley Community Health Centre
Kozroots Community Empowerment Projects
Raisin Region Conservation Authority

Volunteer with us! Anyone who would like to volunteer at this event is encouraged to register online >https://goo.gl/forms/NVzWuGvmtMJt9UCE2 or email kathleen.rendek@gmail.com.
This free event has been made possible through the generous support from the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area, Cornwall Ontario – Choose Cornwall, Cornwall Tourism, and the Cornwall Kinsmen Farmers’ Market.
We hope to see you there!

February 15, 2019 at 12:43 pm Leave a comment

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