Archive | August 2013

Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change Film at Octopus Books

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Green Living Ottawa

Written by Denise Deby.


Octopus Books, which frequently hosts events and discussions on environmental issues, is screening the documentary Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change in Ottawa on Wednesday, August 14, 2013.

In the film, Inuit present their perspectives and knowledge on climate change in the Arctic. Described as the first Inuktitut language film on the ecological and social effects of climate change, Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change was made by director Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner) and filmmaker Dr. Ian Mauro (Seeds of Change). There’s more information at

The August 14 screening is organized by the Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement Ottawa (IPSMO), Cinema Politica, and Octopus Books.

The film and discussion are from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Octopus Books’ Centretown location, 251 Bank St., 2nd floor. Admission is pay-what-you-can.

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Food Trees, Harvest Table, Community Garden Bike Tour, Seed Saving: Sustainable Local Food Events August 2013

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Green Living Ottawa

Written by Denise Deby.

Locally grown - D. Deby photo

Some food-related happenings to check out this month:

Hidden Harvest Ottawa Information Session: Monday, August 12, 2013

The innovative Hidden Harvest Ottawa connects owners of food-bearing trees with volunteer harvesters. The volunteers pick the fruits and nuts, which are then shared among the harvesters, tree owners and community organizations such as food banks. Hidden Harvest Ottawa also makes fruit and nut trees available for planting, and maps local food trees. If you’d like to find out more about how Hidden Harvest Ottawa works, about bringing harvests to your neighbourhood or about volunteering, you can attend the next Volunteer Info session. It’s at Hub Ottawa, 71 Bank Street, 6th floor on Monday, August 12 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. You can register online at (There’s another session coming up on Tuesday, September 24.)

Savour Ottawa’s Harvest Table: Sunday, August 18, 2013

Savour Ottawa, which…

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