Ottawa-Vanier gathers for climate conversation

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By Michelle Nash Baker, Ottawa Community News, July 14, 2016

Residents gathered in Vanier to discuss what all levels of government can do to help shape the city's and Canada’s approach to action on climate change.

The town hall meeting at the Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre was organized by Ecology Ottawa and included federal Canada Climate Action consultants on July 11, who met with residents to discuss what type of changes that can be made in the city as well as across Canada to take action on climate change.


Robb Barnes, managing director of Ecology Ottawa, said he was impressed by the large turnout for the evening that addressed four questions concerning climate change.

Barnes explained the goal of the evening was an opportunity for residents to have their say in what mattered most to them about the topic.

“This is a really important piece to the process, and something that we really hope the federal government will pay attention to and we are confident it will work,” Barnes told the crowd.