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National Launch of Love Food Hate Waste in Canada

National Launch of Love Food Hate Waste in Canada

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Love Food Hate Waste Canada

Project Start Date: July 2018Ongoing

Objective:

A national Love Food Hate Waste campaign launched today, which aims to change Canadians’ behaviours around food and dramatically reduce the significant amount of food wasted across the country every day.

Love Food Hate Waste is here to help us all make the most of the food we love.

Waste-Free Summer Produce Guide
The abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets and in grocery store makes it easy to enjoy healthy, delicious produce all summer long. Use our waste-free summer produce guide to store your fruits and veggies so they stay fresh, and learn to freeze or use up what you don’t eat right away.
https://lovefoodhatewaste.ca/keep-it-fresh/produce-guide/

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Flora Footbridge – Linking Old Ottawa South, Old Ottawa East and the Glebe Neighbourhoods

Flora Footbridge - Linking Old Ottawa South, Old Ottawa East and the Glebe Neighbourhoods

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Summer 2019

Objective:

Flora Footbridge has been chosen as the name for the new crossing being built between the Glebe and Old Ottawa East. Council on Wednesday (July 11, 2018) was unanimous in voting to name the bridge after the late Flora MacDonald, who represented Kingston as an MP in the 1970s and 1980s and lived in the area where the bridge will be located. She died in 2015. MacDonald, the first female foreign minister, was considered a bridge-builder in her career as a politician and humanitarian.

This project provides the missing link in an east-west cycling route through the city; provides a safe shortcut that will save people huge amounts of walking travel time over the course of a year; offsets the impact of the City’s planned intensification of the midtown area by making non-motorized transport much easier; and builds the customer base for businesses in the midtown area.

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Greystone Village awarded LEED® ND v4 SILVER

Greystone Village awarded LEED® ND v4 SILVER

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Regional Group and partner eQ Homes – Greystone Village

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Regional Group’s Greystone Village has been awarded LEED® ND v4 SILVER, the first project in Ontario to be achieve this designation. LEED® ND v4 SILVER has been achieved to date by only eight projects in North America, three of them in Canada.

Greystone Village achieved LEED for Neighborhood certification for implementing practical and measurable environmental strategies and solutions via:
•sustainable site development
•wetland conservation,
•wildlife habitat restoration
•sustainable landscape design,
•preservation of historic buildings
•walkability and vehicle-restricted areas
•access to transit, and overall connectivity and interactivity with the surrounding communities

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The Poets’ Pathway

The Poets' Pathway

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

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The purpose of the Pathway is two-fold: it helps preserve greenspace in the nation’s capital; and it commemorates Canada’s ’Confederation Poets’ along the trail.

The Poets’ Pathway is a walking and biking trail approximately 35 kilometres long, much of it on already-existing walking paths through Ottawa. It runs from Britannia Bay beach along Pinecrest Creek and Nepean Creek, crosses the Rideau River and ends north of the Ottawa River in Beechwood Cemetery, where some of the poets lie.

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Heritage Ottawa Walking Tours – 2018

Heritage Ottawa Walking Tours - 2018

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

Organization: Heritage Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal June to October

Objective:

Our 2018 Walking Tour Season begins on June 10 and continues to October 14.

Stroll through some of Ottawa’s most interesting neighbourhoods with our knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteer Tour Guides. Whether you’re a long-time resident, a relative newcomer or a visitor to our city, you’re bound to discover a side of Ottawa that you never knew existed!

Upcoming Walking Tours – see https://heritageottawa.org/heritage-ottawa-walking-tours

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Forest Wellness Walks – It’s all in the experience

Forest Wellness Walks - It's all in the experience

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Forest Therapy Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Join an Upcoming Public Walks!

Come on your own or with a friend or loved one. Our walks are in “near nature” — mostly within the urban boundaries of Ottawa-Gatineau. We also offer walks on the beautiful lands of Gaia Wellness Retreat near Wakefield, Quebec. Groups are generally about 8-16 people, and we ask you to pre-register. You do not need a high level of fitness for a walk, and some walks are on accessible trails.

Once you register, your guide will contact you with directions and let you know what to bring and how to dress, to be comfortable and safe.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 – 1:00 to 3:30 pm – Earth Path Field Walk – 2389 Pepin Court, Blackburn Hamlet (off Innes Rd.)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 — 6:30 to 8:30 pm — Summer Solstice Walk – Chipmunk and Beaver Trails in the Stony Swamp NCC Greenbelt — Parking Lot 8

Sunday, July 8, 2018 — 1:00 to 3:30 pm — Nature Wellness Walk for the Ottawa Field-Naturalists Club (OFNC) – Fletcher Wildlife Garden, Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa

Sunday, July 22, 2018 — 2:00 to 4:30 pm
Forest Rhythms, with Pulse! Rhythm and Wellness
Gaia Wellness Retreat, La Peche, Quebec (45 min. from downtown Ottawa)

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Heartbeet Farm – Watch Us Grow

Heartbeet Farm - Watch Us Grow

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Heartbeet Farm – CSA in Ottawa Valley

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

A small organic vegetable farm in the Ottawa Valley growing good food.

Heartbeet Farm is located on one acre of rented land at Our Farm CSA, a pastured sheep farm in Woodlawn, ON. Heartbeet vegetables are grown organically using a walk-behind tractor, sheep manure compost, and hand tools. We are not certified organic, but invite you to visit and see our practices for yourself.

Heartbeet Farm is situated on the traditional territories of the Algonquin people. As a settler, I commit to working the land in a way that builds the soil, increases biodiversity, and strengthens community.

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Bee Friendly Farming in Canada

Bee Friendly Farming in Canada

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Seeds of Diversity

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

More Native Plant Diversity = More Native Pollinator Diversity

Pollination Canada, a project of Seeds of Diversity, is proud to announce its participation in Bee Friendly Farming

Self-certification allows you to use this logo, indicating that your agricultural practices encourage and improve pollinator health

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Macoun Marsh – preserving biodiversity

Macoun Marsh - preserving biodiversity

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Started 2004 Ongoing

Objective:

Located in the southeast section of Beechwood Cemetery, the Macoun Marsh is a unique urban wetland named after John Macoun, a pioneering Canadian naturalist buried at Beechwood. To date, over 1,200 wildlife species have been recorded at Macoun Marsh.

The magnetic attraction of the Marsh as a unique teaching tool started in earnest in 2004. Led by science teacher Michael Léveillé, students attending the St. Laurent Academy and Jean Vanier Catholic School began to visit, photograph and document the many natural wonders of the Marsh. In so doing they not only captured local attention, but the notice of the international community.

Pinegrove Productions created an educational film about the Marsh, and the Marsh spawned a number of biodiversity-related high-profile projects and events. Students from St Laurent Academy have visited various countries, including Sweden and Japan, where they have promoted the Marsh and the importance of preserving biodiversity.

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Mark your Calendar! Fall Colours Hike to Blueberry Mountain

Mark your Calendar! Fall Colours Hike to Blueberry Mountain

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital)

Organization: Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT)

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event in Fall

Objective:

Each year the MMLT offers its annual Fall Colours Nature Walk at this lovely 1250-acre wilderness property known as cliffLAND. The Clifford Family entered into a conservation easement agreement with the Land Trust in 2009 to permanently preserve this wilderness area which had already become a haven for tourists.

Date: October 14, 2018, 10:00 am to 2 pm
Location: 502 Hills of Peace Rd, Lanark, ON

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