We hope you will come to the Hintonburg Community Centre on Tuesday 24 April or Wednesday 25 April (or both evenings) to help create a sustainability plan for your community. The discussions will take place from 7 PM to 8 PM each night in the Wellington Room. Arriving a bit early will be a good idea.
On either night you will be suggesting Key Issues, and Projects, for one of five Themes of Sustainability. You probably have ideas for all of the Themes, but you may have a favourite Theme. In the discussions, some of you may offer to change Themes to help us balance the groups. In that case, we’ll invite you to take a blank work sheet and write down ideas for your favourite Theme and hand that in too.
All ages are welcome. In previous discussions on sustainability plans, we have had good ideas from people as young as 11 and as old as 90. So feel free to come to the discussions as a family or as a group of friends.
When you register for the community discussions, you will receive a 2-page summary of the ten Themes of Sustainability. In addition, you can gather many ideas for projects from the OBEC website (obec-evbo.ca):
a) View OBEC’s Database of Projects there which has hundreds of examples of projects organized by Theme.
b) Look at the school sustainability plans on the home page.
c) Click on the picture of any Theme on the home page to find an interesting 2-3 page discussion paper on That Theme.
d) Experience virtual workshops on Themes of Environmental Health, Sense of Place and Habitat on the home page.
When you register, please indicate which night(s) you plan to attend and how many people. This helps us know how many chairs to put out and how many cookies to bake.
We appreciate the offer of your time and ideas to create a first community sustainability plan for Hintonburg.
Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Initiative with support from the Hintonburg Community Association.
Wellington Room in HIntonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington West, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (suggest you arrive at 6:45 PM)