A message from the GCA Environment committee:
I just signed the Petition for Ottawa’s Trees. Before September 9, 2019 please add your name because:
In this era of climate emergency – as recently declared by City Council –the importance of trees in mitigating climate change and adapting to its impacts must be acknowledged. They are the most direct and cost effective measure available to store carbon, remove Green House Gases, reduce storm water runoff, improve air quality and conserve energy used to heat and cool our homes. Urgent steps are needed to retain Ottawa’s existing trees, woodlots and forests, and to plant many more.
Here’s the petition link: https://you.leadnow.ca/
Real change happens when everyday people like you and I come together and stand up for what we believe in.
After you’ve signed the petition please also take a moment to share it with others who may not be on the CAFES and Greenspace Alliance lists. All you need to do is forward this email. Please also consider reviewing the City of Ottawa Staff Discussion paper at City site: https://ottawa.ca/en/city-
hall/public-engagement/ projects/tree-law-review- project, and writing to City Staff forester Martha Copestake <Martha.Copestake@ottawa.ca>.
On behalf of CAFES and the Greenspace Alliance for Canada’s Capital