On Wednesday, September 16, an overflow crowd filled Jean Pigott Place at Ottawa’s City Hall to hear Deputy Mayor of Vancouver Andrea Reimer talk about how her city is pursuing the goals of being the greenest city in the world and running on 100% renewable energy.
They were not disappointed! There was laughter, there were tears, and there was a thunderous standing ovation.
Here are some highlights followed by the full presentations.
Ecology Ottawa Executive Director Graham Saul’s opening remarks:
Vancouver Deputy Mayor Andrea Reimer’s feature presentation:
City of Ottawa Environment Committee Chair David Chernushenko’s response with respect to the circumstances in Ottawa: