From Ecology Ottawa
1. Ottawa Eco Awards
Today we launched the first Ottawa Eco Awards, and nominations are open until April 16th! In celebration of Earth Day 2023, we are highlighting the people, places, plants, and animals of Ottawa that inspire our communities to take action, find innovative solutions, and work together to protect our environment. Recipients will be announced the week of Earth Week. Please consider sharing with your communities and channels so they can nominate their fellow Ottawans - and consider submitting your own nominations by April 16!
2. Earth Week Film screening: Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees at the ByTowne Cinema on April 20 at 6 p.m.
This documentary follows Diana Beresford-Kroeger as she investigates our profound biological and spiritual connection to forests, and the trees that are literally the lifeline to our planet and the key to reversing climate change. We are inviting Ottawans to be together with community to explore how we can take action locally to reforest Ottawa, fight climate change, and protect nature in our city. Tickets are now available, by donation or free, and the screening will be followed by a reception. We would love to welcome you to the film and reception. Let me know if you would like me to put tickets aside for you.
3. The OTTAWA sign goes green for Earth Day
We will be lighting up the OTTAWA sign in Byward Market green on April 20 - Earth Day! Go down to Byward Market and take a photo and share it on April 20. Tag @ecologyottawa and we will be amplifying posts and creating reels afterwards with all of the photos.