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Calculate your Annual Carbon Footprint

Calculate your Annual Carbon Footprint

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design, Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Faith and the Common Good – Greening Sacred Spaces

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

USING THIS CALCULATOR
•Begin by filling in the basic information. Different provinces generate electricity in different ways and vary in climate, so your place of residence helps determine your emissions.
•You may calculate your annual greenhouse gas emissions as an individual or as a household.
•You may calculate and offset your emissions in one category only, or for your total emissions (far right column).
•If you are unsure how to respond to a given question, use the default values provided. An average value will then be used. All values calculated in tonnes of CO2 equivalents

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Growing Futures – Something exciting is growing in Ottawa

Growing Futures - Something exciting is growing in Ottawa

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Growing Futures

Timeline for Completion: Started 2015 Ongoing

Objective:

Growing Futures is an innovative initiative that brings local businesses, community partners, and children together to foster a healthier, more financially resilient next generation.

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Carp Herb Festival 2017

Carp Herb Festival 2017

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Carp Farmer’s Market

Timeline for Completion: Saturday June 24th, 8 am to 3 pm

Objective:

On Saturday, June 24, 2017 the Carp Farmers Market Association (CFMA) will host the second annual Carp Herb Festival on the grounds of the Carp Fair Grounds.

Fresh herbs, tea tasting, keynote speaker Carol McGrath, ask the herbalist table, cooking demo, growing herbs, and much more.

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Community Gardens at Maple Hill Urban Farm

Community Gardens at Maple Hill Urban Farm

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Maple Hill Urban Farm – Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Started 2012 Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

The farm aims to provide a food production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. Part of the mission is to teach and share the benefits of naturally grown food to the extended community and to share ideas and practices with like minded people through community work and gardens.

Join our allotment gardens with your own plot to plant and harvest your food, connect with nature, meet your neighbours and let cultural exchange sprout.

The gardeners at Maple Hill Urban Farm are a remarkable mix of people from many cultural backgrounds and gardening experience who offer lots of useful resources and a supportive network for first-time planters as well as seasoned harvesters.

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Pedal through Ottawa’s rural countryside and urban areas on these cycling routes

Pedal through Ottawa's rural countryside and urban areas on these cycling routes

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa – Self Guided Bicycle Tours

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

As one of Canada’s largest cities at 100 kilometers wide by 50 kilometers deep, Ottawa has a very diverse and eclectic collection of rural attractions. These include historic sites, vineyards, county fairs, farmers’ markets, villages, and natural features. One of Ottawa’s greatest attractions is its beautiful waterways including the Ottawa River, Rideau Canal and Rideau River. Ottawa is also home to some of Canada’s most iconic buildings including: the Federal Parliament Buildings, the National Gallery, the National Arts Centre and many more. Seeing Ottawa by bicycle is very enjoyable and a great way to add fitness to your vacation experience. Build an appetite and then satisfy it at one of Ottawa’s great restaurants or quaint bistros and pubs.

12 trails in the rural countryside and the urban areas are as follows: Big Ottawa Loop; Carp & Country Debunker; Cumber tour de land; Gatineau Park Out and Back; Kanata and North Country Cruise; North Kanata to Stittsville; I Like to See the Water when I Ride; Little Italy, Ottawa River, and Rideau Canal; Manotick South & West; Munster Meander; Ottawa River East and Farmland; Out a Way 100K; Park to Park River Ramble; Rail Trail and Winery Ride; and The Osgoode Ride.

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iWISE 2017- Challenges for a Sustainable Future

iWISE 2017- Challenges for a Sustainable Future

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Science Target Inc.

Timeline for Completion: July 3-5, 2017

Objective:

Climate Change will increasingly challenge the Earth’s ecosystems to sustain human life and that’s why it is essential to find practical solutions to the challenges we face to build resilience in different tracks such as water, environment, biodiversity and energy with the help of the decision support tools.

iWISE2017 Conference will be held at the River Building – Carleton University, Ottawa, during July 3-5, 2017. The conference is organized by Science Target Inc. in collaboration with professional and academic institutions both are local and international.

iWISE 2017 provides opportunities for scientists, practitioners, policy makers, and leaders from around the world to share their knowledge, skills and expertise in, but not limited to: climate change, sustainable land use and eco-cities, integrated resources management, green economy, cleaner production, disaster management, environmental education, water research.

As part of the program, on the 3rd day of iWISE2017, we will take you on a tour bus to visit ten excellent examples of sustainability, each in its theme as defined by the Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Initiative. Visit, enjoy, and use these sites as models in your life. All the sites are free to visit, from spring to fall. Some are also open in winter.

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GHS Garden Tour 2017

GHS Garden Tour 2017

(Theme 3 – Design, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Gananoque Horticultural Society

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event in July

Objective:

One of the primary aims of the Gananoque Horticultural Society is Community beautification. This is accomplished by encouraging local residents to develop their own gardens through our educational speakers and seminars.

When: July 9, 2017 12:30-5:00
Location: Visitors Centre, 10 King St. E Gananoque

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People, plants and pride… growing together

People, plants and pride… growing together

(Theme 3 – Design, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Communities in Bloom – Enhancing Green Spaces in Communities

Timeline for Completion: Founded 1995 Ongoing Annual Event

Objective:

Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a national program, with focus on the promotion and value of green spaces in urban settings.

Within the context of climate change and environmental concerns, communities involved in the Communities in Bloom program can be proud of their efforts, which provide real and meaningful environmental solutions and benefit all of society.

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Keeping Kemptville Beautiful

Keeping Kemptville Beautiful

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

Organization: Kemptville Horticultural Society

Timeline for Completion: Founded 1899 Ongoing

Objective:

Gardening in North Grenville

More than 40,000 gardeners in Ontario are members of the 268 Horticultural Societies throughout the province. New ones are sprouting up every year and some societies, such as Ottawa, have been in existence for more than a century. The societies are linked by the umbrella organization, The Ontario Horticultural Association (O.H.A).

We meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month (except July, August, December) at
Kemptville Pentecostal Church
1964 County Road 43
Kemptville, ON., K0G 1J0

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Nepean Horticultural Society – “Where Gardeners Grow”

Nepean Horticultural Society - “Where Gardeners Grow”

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

Organization: Nepean Horticultural Society (NHS)

Timeline for Completion: Established 1957 Ongoing

Objective:

The Nepean Horticultural Society was established in 1957 in the City View area of what was then Nepean Township to encourage interest and improvement in horticulture.

Members now come from all parts of the city but our objectives have remained the same. Nepean Horticultural Society is one of the twenty-one members of District 2 of the Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA).

By our association with the OHA we receive a quarterly newsletter, an awards system and learning opportunities at meetings and conventions. Through the OHA the Society has opportunities to enter flower, photographic and artistic competitions with other societies.

NHS is incorporated under the Ontario Agricultural and Horticultural Organisations Act and operates with Officers and a Board of Directors.

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