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RoTell - May 12, 2021

via Zoom, so it's like virtual
Editor: Scott Vetter, Assistant Editor: Rosemary Parker, Photographer: Robin Spencer

To provide sufficient time for our guest speaker and questions afterward, we did not have any announcements or Happy Bucks.

Guest Speaker - Emma Langham, City of Ottawa Climate Change Outreach and Communications

Emma gave a very interesting and often enlightening talk to our club. She outlined, in very brief terms, the City of Ottawa's Climate Change Master Plan and programs they are putting in place to assist citizens in cutting emissions. Spoiler alert, we all have to make changes in how we live our daily lives. There has been much talk about reducing GHG emissions, but little substantive changes have been made.

Burning far less carbon fuels for our homes and transportation is a primary measure to help Ottawa, and Canada meet its goals related to the Paris Agreement.

Fortunately, the City has outlined some things you can do to cut your GHG emissions, and even has some programs to help you save money while you do so. Click the button below to read more in Emma's presentation.

Home Energy Audits Webinar

Thursday May 27, 2021
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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How can you make your home more energy efficient and help fight climate change at the same time? Getting a home energy audit is a great place to start. It will help you understand how your home uses energy and identify retrofits opportunities to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions. Join us to learn more about the process and how you can make your home more comfortable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective.

Register now to secure your spot

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Echohack-a City: Accelerating the Transition to Electric Vehicles 

Thursday, June 2
7 pm to 8:30 pm


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In Ottawa, the transportation sector produces almost half of greenhouse gas emissions. Transitioning to electric vehicles is one of the biggest actions we can take to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It will also benefit Ottawa’s health by improving air quality, lowering particulates and decreasing noise pollution. This public panel discussion will explore the opportunities available for Ottawa to support the local electrification of cars and identify opportunities for deploying strategic charging infrastructure.

Register now to secure your spot.


Rotary Club of Ottawa South members and guests greatly appreciated the information Emma brought to our club regarding GHG emissions and the City's plan.

Don't miss our next meeting - Mahamud Elmi, Executive Director of the Somali Hope Foundation.
Click the button below next Wednesday at 12:29 PM.