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Canadensis – The Garden of Canada

Canadensis - The Garden of Canada

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Canadensis Botanical Garden Society

Timeline for Completion: Phase 1 – 2017 Grand Opening 2019

Objective:

Vision
Canadensis is a magical botanic place where visitors can enrich their lives with unique learning experiences that excite and stimulate the senses.

Mission
Canadensis is a beautiful and diverse botanic garden that provides all visitors with educational, interactive and enjoyable experiences in a unique, sustainable environment. The Garden promotes a deeper understanding of our intimate inter-dependence with nature and encourages the commitment and passion necessary to pursue environmentally responsible lifestyles.

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Lions Recyle Day – E-waste, textiles and glasses recycling event

Lions Recyle Day - E-waste, textiles and glasses recycling event

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Kanata Hazeldean Lions Club – A community service organization in the west end of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Saturday September 23. 2017

Objective:

Bring your used, old and unwanted electronics, clothing/linens, and old eyeglasses to help raise funds for the Queensway-Carleton Hospital Acute Care for the Elderly Unit. Drop by anytime between 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Kanata Lions Hall, 170 Castlefrank Rd.

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Rideau River Pedestrian/Cyclist Bridge – Adàwe Crossing

Rideau River Pedestrian/Cyclist Bridge - Adàwe Crossing

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa and Stantec – Connecting communities across the Rideau River

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The bike and pedestrian bridge over the Rideau River at Strathcona Park provides pedestrians and cyclists with easy access to the communities, amenities and employment located on either side of the Rideau River. Linking Donald Street and Somerset Street East.

Named for the Algonquin term meaning “to trade,” the Adàwe Crossing delivers a safe river crossing for both pedestrians and cyclists. It includes four pedestrian lookouts that provide an area outside the bike travel lanes where users can view the natural scenery and diverse wildlife that inhabit this stretch of the Rideau River. The viewing platforms are complemented by a bridge and railing design that creates an overall open feeling and allows free, uninhibited views in all directions. Plus, enhanced LED lighting provides a safe, secure environment for nighttime users.

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Improve Ottawa’s Waterways

Improve Ottawa's Waterways

(Database of Projects, Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Biotown

Project Start Date: Sept 21Crowdfunding campaign to support our research: September 21 – October 26

Objective:

Biotown, Ottawa’s community biology lab, is researching better methods for the City of Ottawa to test the microbe levels of our recreational water. Current methods require 24 hours from time of sampling to determine whether water is contaminated. We hope to bring this delay down to 5 hours. Same-day testing creates more accurate decisions, because bacteria levels can change dramatically in the course of a day. Exposure to contaminated water can cause mild to serious illnesses and infections of the skin, eyes, ears, and gut. We hope to reduce the risk to public health.

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Capital Vélo Fest – Bicycle Rally

Capital Vélo Fest - Bicycle Rally

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Capital Vélo Fest Inc.

Project Start Date: Sept 16

Objective:

Our mission is to Inspire people of all ages to ride a bike more often.

Join us Saturday, September 16, 2017 in a fundraiser for the Canada Africa Partnership Network to raise funds to provide homeless teenage women in Uganda with safe shelter, education and job skills, while cycling through the city.

Come ride in a team of 3-6 people in a discovery quest along bike paths and low traffic volume streets while supporting a worthy charity. The event includes the bike rally, a yummy African-themed banquet and prizes for rally participants.

It starts at 11:00am from the Ottawa Tennis and Lawnbowling Club at 176 Cameron Ave.

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Tree Fest Ottawa – Promote. Protect. Celebrate. Connect.

Tree Fest Ottawa - Promote. Protect. Celebrate. Connect.

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Tree Fest Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Started 2015 Ongoing Annual Event in September and October

Objective:

2017 Fall Tree Festival
September 23rd and 24th, 2017

Join us September 23rd and 24th at Brewer Pond in Brewer Park for the 2017 Fall Tree Festival. This weekend festival celebrating trees offers a host of activities, guided tours and workshops in the areas of art, nature, music, craft and play. It’s an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful setting of Brewer Pond and connect with nature and interesting people. The festival has something for everyone.

FREE. ALL WELCOME.
9am–6pm Saturday and Sunday.

The full program will be posted by early September.

Founded in 2015, Tree Fest Ottawa connects people with trees, inspires dialogue and learning, and transforms how we see, engage with, and act in the world around us.

Tree Fest Ottawa hopes to inspire people to protect and preserve the city’s trees and get involved with tree planting and other initiatives to expand our urban forest.

Tree Fest Ottawa Fall Tree Festival (Nature + Art + Food + Community)

Location: Brewer Park at Brewer Pond

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Lanark County Harvest Festival – Get Fresh with a Local Farmer!

Lanark County Harvest Festival - Get Fresh with a Local Farmer!

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Lanark County and Beckwith Township

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event in September

Objective:

Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in beautiful Beckwith Park. Free Admission.
Meet all the organizations that support local food production in Lanark County! As the demand for local food continues to grow, the Lanark County Harvest Festival provides people with a direct connection to the quality of local producers. The Lanark County Harvest Festival boasts fun for all ages!

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GLAD Cleaning the Capital – Fall 2017

GLAD Cleaning the Capital – Fall 2017

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event – Spring & Fall

Objective:

The GLAD Cleaning the Capital campaign is a citywide cleanup that occurs in the spring and fall of every year. Residents come together as a community and combine efforts to make our city clean and green. Litter pickup or graffiti removal projects must be registered, and participating teams, upon request, receive a cleanup starter kit to assist them with their projects. Participants who register their cleanups during the campaign’s early bird registration period and/or submit their on-line cleanup reports after their cleanup are eligible to win prizes donated by the campaign’s generous sponsors.

Register your litter pickup or graffiti removal project by September 14 to be eligible to win an early bird prize donated by our generous sponsors.

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Northern Nomad Tiny House Capstone Design Project

Northern Nomad Tiny House Capstone Design Project

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design)

Organization: Carleton University

Timeline for Completion: end of September, 2017

Objective:

We are a group of Carleton University engineering students designing and building a sustainable tiny house built on a trailer: The Northern Nomad.

Our goal is to push the limits of sustainable building design in Ottawa. We will be exploring ways in which new and innovative technologies can be integrated into building design. Our hope is to reduce the impact of the built environment.

This project will strive to demonstrate that an Ottawa home with a small building footprint can achieve net-zero energy. It will produce enough renewable energy on site to meet or even exceed the home’s energy needs on an annual basis. This will be achieved using photovoltaic solar panels. Additionally, this project will explore the viability of an Ottawa home achieving net-zero water use by collecting enough water on site to meet the home’s water needs. Various methods of harvesting and purifying rainwater will be explored.

The Northern Nomad project will showcase a variety of smart home technologies and will be designed to optimize energy and water efficiency. This project will be designed with the goal of achieving the Living Building Challenge Petal Certification.

Northern Nomad will be built by end of September 2017 and will be showcased to the public on the Carleton University Campus. The house is just 220 square feet, and sits on a wheeled trailer bed.

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Tour La Nuit 2017 – Capital Vélo Fest

Tour La Nuit 2017 - Capital Vélo Fest

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Capital Vélo Fest Inc.

Timeline for Completion: Started 2011 Ongoing Annual Event (Cancelled for 2017}

Objective:

Our mission is to Inspire people of all ages to ride a bike more often.

The Tour La Nuit is the signature event of the Capital Vélo Fest. The yearly ride takes place in September to take advantage of the early autumn nights. This is the only closed road night ride in Ontario and your chance to ride under the stars without any cars. Past years have seen over a thousand registered riders lighting up the night for this amazing event.

Unfortunately, there will not be a Tour La Nuit event in Ottawa in 2017.

The fixed costs for policing and traffic barriers to close the roads along this route was huge. Participation in the Tour La Nuit has always been somewhat weather dependent, and without significant committed support from corporate sponsors and government agencies, the route through the city core was not financially feasible to implement.

We plan to revive the Tour La Nuit event in 2018 along a route that will not have these impediments.

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