Topic: Environment


In the context of the 2020-2021 coronavirus pandemic and current Public Health authority directives, Lakeshore is now holding services on-line using the Zoom application.

Don’t Touch It!

Former Lakeshore member Don Hackett, now living in Ottawa, shares his story of commitment to nature, and to the Jack Pine trail, jewel of Ottawa’s Greenbelt. Climate change and population growth endanger it, and it has a fatal flaw.

Soil, Soul and Society

What does it mean to be human in our place and time? One place to start is with our relationship with the earth – not so much the earth as a planet in space, but as the literal ground beneath our feet.

Lest we forget: remembering the Spanish Flu

The 1918 “Spanish” Flu killed more people than died in WW1: for every soldier killed in combat, three died of that flu. Calogero Cumbo explores why, in the middle of our current pandemic, we have forgotten that previous one.

ZOOM: Care in the times of Corona

As GDP plummets, resource use exploitation and pollution declines, emissions fall and non-human life is able to re-inhabit spaces through diminished human activity, it might appear that environmentalists and degrowthers have cause to celebrate. Yet it is important to distinguish the current crisis from an … read more.

ZOOM: Introduction to Living Soils

Vivian grew up in the West IsIand and graduated from McGill University’s School of Environment with ecological field experience at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. She is a musician, singer\songwriter, and photographer as well as an environmentalist and permaculturalist. Vivian lives now in the Eastern … read more.

Many Notions of God

Most religions claim an insight into ultimate reality, which they call God, but we Unitarian Universalists, being creedless, make no such claim. Or do we? 

In our seventh principle, we affirm the existence of the interdependent web of all existence, of which we are a part. 

It is wonderful to welcome Calogero, … read more.

Protecting Montréal Green Spaces

Lisa Mintz founded Sauvons la falaise, whose primary mission is to ensure protection of the St. Jacques Escarpment Eco-territory, and connection with other existing green spaces including the future Meadowbrook park. 

Falaise St-Jacques Escarpment

She will discuss the history and biology of the falaise as well … read more.