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Conserve Genetic Diversity

Conserve Genetic Diversity

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

Organization: Forest Gene Conservation Association

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Ontario’s Forests are diverse and locally adapted to withstand threats and provide many local benefits. Some trees die, but species survive and the forest survives.

Genetic diversity is the foundation of biodiversity, although too often ignored. For three important reasons, we need to better understand it as we manage our native forests:

For ecosystem services – Our forest ecosystems provide many essential services across most of southcentral Ontario’s landscape. Healthy, diverse forests moderate local climate, conserve soil and ground water, enrich soil, and provide economic benefits from logging

For evolutionary capacity – Genetic diversity within a species means that, barring catastrophic events, some individuals will be adapted to withstand pressures and survive, and therefore the species will survive

For economic potential – When we conserve the full breadth of native genetic diversity, we have a greater opportunity to select certain trees to breed for traits which will bring economic benefit

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New 10 KW Solar Energy Project at Ottawa Just Food Farm

New 10 KW Solar Energy Project at Ottawa Just Food Farm

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Bullfrog Power and Beau’s Brewing Co.

Project Start Date: Oct 2017Ongoing

Objective:

Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, and Beau’s Brewing Co., based in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, announced in October the launch of a new solar project in Ottawa. The 10 kW project is being developed in partnership with Just Food, an organization working toward just and sustainable food and farming systems in the Ottawa region.

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The Blue Lakes Project – For Stewardship Excellence

The Blue Lakes Project - For Stewardship Excellence

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital)

Organization: Watersheda Canada and The Land Between Organization

Project Start Date: Oct 2017Pilot Project

Objective:

The Land Between charity and Watersheds Canada is piloting a new lake ecolabel; a standard of excellence in stewardship.

Lake associations that agree to adopt stewardship principles and actions will receive the ecolabel and with it, access to the database and app, as well as all the scientific data that is housed in the database, and also the real-time information that it generates about their lake.

Ecolabel stewardship actions will include providing education to lake residents on best management practices, water quality monitoring, improving boating practices, and advancing natural shorelines on their lakes through planting projects.

This new project is a perfect complement to the Love Your Lake Program that has been so successful in raising awareness about lake health in Ontario. It is a stewardship-based ecolabel that combines the best of science and modern technology. We hope that it will empower landowners to take informed actions in order to sustain the health of our lakes for the foreseeable future.

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Common Ground Community Garden

Common Ground Community Garden

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Woodpark Community Association

Timeline for Completion: Started June 2017 (3 year pilot project)

Objective:

Following many years of lobbying the Woodpark Community Association established a community garden in the neighbourhood. The Common Ground Community Garden broke ground in late June, in Lincoln Fields to the west of Edgeworth Ave. This is a three-year pilot project on National Capital Commission property – the first community garden on urban NCC land. Its success will serve in part to determine if more community gardens will be founded on NCC property.

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Freecycle, Full Circles and ReUseIt Groups in the Western Quebec Area

Freecycle, Full Circles and ReUseIt Groups in the Western Quebec Area

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Trash Nothing – free recycling made simple

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The idea is to promote the three R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) by making it easy for people to give away their unwanted but reusable items to people who can use them.

Groups in the Western Quebec Area include Aylmers Recycle, Chelsea, Pontiac, and Gatineau.

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Freecycle, Full Circles and ReUseIt Groups in Perth and Smith Falls Area

Freecycle, Full Circles and ReUseIt Groups in Perth and Smith Falls Area

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Trash Nothing – free recycling made simple

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The idea is to promote the three R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) by making it easy for people to give away their unwanted but reusable items to people who can use them.

Groups in the Perth and Smith Falls Area include Perth, Perth County, and Smith Falls.

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Freecycle, Full Circles and ReUseIt Groups in Lanark and the Ottawa Valley Area

Freecycle, Full Circles and ReUseIt Groups in Lanark and the Ottawa Valley Area

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Trash Nothing – free recycling made simple

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The idea is to promote the three R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) by making it easy for people to give away their unwanted but reusable items to people who can use them.

Groups in Lanark and Ottawa Valley Area include Arnprior, Mississippi Mills, Carleton Place, Renfrew, Palmer Rapids and Area, and CFB Petawawa,

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Freecycle, Full Circles and ReUseIt Groups in Ottawa South Area

Freecycle, Full Circles and ReUseIt Groups in Ottawa South Area

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Trash Nothing – free recycling made simple

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The idea is to promote the three R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) by making it easy for people to give away their unwanted but reusable items to people who can use them.

Groups in the Ottawa South Area include Algonquin College/Nepean Full Circles, Barrhaven Full Circles, and Manotick.

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Freecycle, Full Circles and ReUseIt Groups in Ottawa East Area

Freecycle, Full Circles and ReUseIt Groups in Ottawa East Area

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Trash Nothing – free recycling made simple

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The idea is to promote the three R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) by making it easy for people to give away their unwanted but reusable items to people who can use them.

Groups in the Ottawa East Area include Orleans, Orleans Free Club, Cumberland Village, and Blackburn Hamlet Free Club

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Freecycle, Full Circles and ReUseIt Groups in Ottawa Centre Area

Freecycle, Full Circles and ReUseIt Groups in Ottawa Centre Area

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Trash Nothing – free recycling made simple

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The idea is to promote the three R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) by making it easy for people to give away their unwanted but reusable items to people who can use them.

Groups in the Ottawa Centre Area include Ottawa Free Club, Ottawa Freestore, Ottawa Full Circles, Ottawa ODSP and OW Free Stuff, Overbrook Fee Stuff, Lebretton Reuseit, Westboro Free Club, U of Ottawa Full Circles, Vanier Free Club and Glebe Free Club.

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Freecycle, Full Circles and ReUseIt Groups in Ottawa West Area

Freecycle, Full Circles and ReUseIt Groups in Ottawa West Area

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Trash Nothing – free recycling made simple

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The idea is to promote the three R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) by making it easy for people to give away their unwanted but reusable items to people who can use them.

Groups in the Ottawa West Area include Kanata, and Kanata Free Club, and Stittsville FreeStore see (https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/StittsvilleFreecycle/info).

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Freecycle, Full Circles and ReUseIt Groups in the Glengarry -Prescott-Russell Area

Freecycle, Full Circles and ReUseIt Groups in the Glengarry -Prescott-Russell Area

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Trash Nothing – free recycling made simple

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The idea is to promote the three R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) by making it easy for people to give away their unwanted but reusable items to people who can use them.

Groups in the Glengarry-Prescott-Russell Area include Clarence Rockland, Russell, and Moose Creek.

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Freecycle, Full Circles and ReUseIt Groups in the Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Area

Freecycle, Full Circles and ReUseIt Groups in the Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Area

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Trash Nothing – free recycling made simple

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The idea is to promote the three R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) by making it easy for people to give away their unwanted but reusable items to people who can use them.

Groups in the Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Area include Glen Robertson, North Dundas, Cornwall, Kemptville, and Cardinal/Iroquois.

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Freecycle, Full Circles and ReUseIt Groups in the Leeds-Grenville Area

Freecycle, Full Circles and ReUseIt Groups in the Leeds-Grenville Area

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Trash Nothing – free recycling made simple

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The idea is to promote the three R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) by making it easy for people to give away their unwanted but reusable items to people who can use them.

Groups in the Leeds- Grenville Area include Ste Rose de Prescott, Brockville, and Gananoque

It’s called free sharing, free reuse or simply freecycling.

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O’Connor Street Bikeway – Ottawa

O’Connor Street Bikeway - Ottawa

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

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Completed October, 2016 Ongoing

Objective:

The O’Connor Bikeway, opened in October, 2016, is a two km north-south bikeway along O’Connor Street between Laurier and Fifth Avenues.

The O’Connor Bikeway consists of a combination of protected two-way bike lanes, painted bike lanes and shared use lanes.

Benefits to the community from this north-south bikeway include:
•Higher levels of cycling safety and comfort for all ages and abilities
•Integrated traffic calming measures to provide a safer pedestrian and cycling environment
•Increased separation between pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicle traffic
•Creating an important north-south link to existing cycling network and future extensions
•Balancing the need to provide access, as well as an appropriate amount of on-street parking and loading space

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Crazy Horse Trail – Carp Hills

Crazy Horse Trail - Carp Hills

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

Organization: Friends of the Carp Hills – Preserving the Carp Hills for the benefit of nature and the community in perpetuity

Timeline for Completion: October, 2016 Ongoing

Objective:

One of the objectives stated in our Manifesto is to facilitate recreational enjoyment of the Carp Hills on City owned property near the village of Carp with the goal of diverting people from use of private land.

Under an agreement with the City of Ottawa, we have opened a narrow, backcountry trail for hikers, skiers, and snowshoers called the Crazy Horse Trail in honour of the old bar that used to stand adjacent to the trailhead. This is a pedestrian only trail.

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Rideau Canal Crossing

Rideau Canal Crossing

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

Organization: City of Ottawa

Project Start Date: October 2017

Objective:

The new pedestrian and cyclist bridge across the Rideau Canal will connect Clegg Street in Old Ottawa East to Fifth Avenue at Queen Elizabeth Drive in the Glebe. The crossing will reduce distances and improve connectivity between mid-town neighbourhoods, provide a safe cycling and walking path for residents, shorten commute times and offer a dedicated active and sustainable transportation route to schools, work, entertainment and shopping sites, such as Lansdowne in the Glebe.

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Ottawa’s Community Supported Pollination Project

Ottawa's Community Supported Pollination Project

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Gees Bees Honey Company in partnership with Wesley Clover Parks

Timeline for Completion: Started 2017 Ongoing

Objective:

Pollinate your City and help Ottawa’s honeybees.

Our Community Supported Pollination Project is an approach that has honey-lovers working cooperatively with honeybees, right here in Ottawa.

Bee Stewardship
Putting the bees first, we take a bee-centred and bee-friendly approach to all aspects of beekeeping.

Site Options:
Wesley Clover Parks, Kanata
Gees Bees Honey House, North Gower

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Earth Path – Nourishing relationships with nature

Earth Path - Nourishing relationships with nature

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

Organization: Earth Path

Timeline for Completion: Started 2013 Ongoing

Objective:

Earth Path is an educational organization dedicated to connecting people to the natural world in and around Ottawa.

Earth Path provides youth with an opportunity to enjoy nature-based, experiential learning within a caring community that nurtures creativity, self-confidence, and respect for each other and the land. Since 2013, we have offered a variety of year-round programs, including part-time nature school programs, summer camps, and workshops in and around Ottawa, aiming to support the growth of healthy, whole communities.

We also nurture stewardship, collaboration, and creative expression through story-telling, music, drawing, and journaling, helping children to share their ideas and feelings and integrate their learning.

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Sustain Lowertown (Urban Community)

Sustain Lowertown (Urban Community)

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: EnviroCentre (Partner Communities – Lowertown, Kanata North and West Carleton)

Timeline for Completion: 2014-2017

Objective:

The Sustain Your Community Initiative was a 3-year trillium funded project that began in 2014. Sustain worked with three different communities across Ottawa, each representing the urban, suburban and rural communities, to engage residents in environmental action. Over the course of three years, Sustain helped residents make their communities more sustainable and reducing GHG emissions.

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Sustain Kanata North (Suburban Community)

Sustain Kanata North (Suburban Community)

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

Organization: EnviroCentre (Partner Communities – Lowertown, Kanata North and West Carleton)

Timeline for Completion: 2014-2017

Objective:

The Sustain Your Community Initiative was a 3-year trillium funded project that began in 2014. Sustain worked with three different communities across Ottawa, each representing the urban, suburban and rural communities, to engage residents in environmental action. Over the course of three years, Sustain helped residents make their communities more sustainable and reducing GHG emissions.

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Sustain West Carleton (Rural Community)

Sustain West Carleton (Rural Community)

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

Organization: EnviroCentre (Partner Communities – Lowertown, Kanata North and West Carleton)

Timeline for Completion: 2014-2017

Objective:

The Sustain Your Community Initiative was a 3-year trillium funded project that began in 2014. Sustain worked with three different communities across Ottawa, each representing the urban, suburban and rural communities, to engage residents in environmental action. Over the course of three years, Sustain helped residents make their communities more sustainable and reducing GHG emissions.

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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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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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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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Youth for Water

Youth for Water

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

Organization: Sacred Water Circle and Green Communities Canada

Timeline for Completion: Pilot Ongoing

Objective:

The Youth for Water program focuses on bridging traditional Indigenous knowledge and culture with science and environmental issues to deliver a project that provides young Indigenous adults (ages 18-25) with an opportunity to learn about water issues and become involved in water protection and conservation.

At the core of the youth programming are three aspects; skills building, job shadowing and mentorships which work together to empower Indigenous youth through experiential learning.

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EcoDriver – help your wallet and the planet

EcoDriver - help your wallet and the planet

(Theme 1 – Transportation)

Organization: Green Communities Canada

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Helping you save money and the planet
◾At EcoDriver we offer friendly, driver-to-driver advice, tips, and training for those who wish to cut fuel costs while also reducing their ecological “tire print.”

Why promote fuel efficient driving?
◾There is a 35% difference between the most and least fuel-efficient drivers on the road. Most can save 10 to 15% with simple changes to their driving habits.

Why promote fuel -efficient vehicle choices?
◾Even within one vehicle class the differences can be staggering. The most fuel-efficient conventional mid-size uses one third less fuel than one in the midrange, and can save $7,000 in fuel costs over ten years.

Why promote driving less?
◾Short trips under five km are the least fuel efficient and most easily replaced by walking and cycling.

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Walk Friendly Ontario

Walk Friendly Ontario

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

Organization: Green Communities Canada

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

WALK Friendly Communities is a recognition program that encourages municipalities to create and improve spaces and places to walk by awarding Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum designations. Using our comprehensive framework of indicators for walkability, municipalities can benchmark their current status and measure progress over time. The program gives walking a prominent profile in community planning and design, and encourages municipal governments to set targets for ongoing improvements. As communities strive to achieve higher awards, the built environment is transformed to support safe, sustainable and independent mobility.

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RAIN Community Solutions

RAIN Community Solutions

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

Organization: Green Communities Canada

Timeline for Completion: Launched 2010 Ongoing

Objective:

RAIN Community Solutions helps communities manage rain where it falls to save money, reduce flood risk, and protect our water.

Primary messages of the RAIN program include:

SLOW IT DOWN. Capture, storage and slow release of rainwater (install cisterns/rainbarrels with soaker hoses); Maintain and enhance the urban forest/canopy (tree planting)

SOAK IT UP. Increase permeable surfaces (permeable paving, soaking pits, rain gardens); Design natural areas to maximize infiltration (rain gardens, etc.)

KEEP IT CLEAN. Avoid release of pollutants (pet waste, cigarette butts, fuels, solvents, fertilizer, road salt).

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Biking Ottawa to Carleton Place

Biking Ottawa to Carleton Place

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

Organization: GoBiking.ca – Cycling in Ottawa-Gatineau

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The trip to Carleton Place can be a long ride. Depending on your departure point in Ottawa, it can be over 50 kilometres one way. Cycling this distance in both directions falls in a grey zone between going for a long local ride, or doing some real bicycle touring.

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Biking to Pinhey’s Point and the Ottawa River

Biking to Pinhey’s Point and the Ottawa River

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

Organization: GoBiking.ca – Cycling in Ottawa-Gatineau

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The ride to Pinhey’s Point takes you through Kanata and along the Ottawa River to one of the region’s more interesting heritage sites. It is a fairly long ride; the return trip from downtown Ottawa is close to 80 kilometres. This route makes use of bicycle paths, the paved shoulder of a fairly busy thoroughfare, and several quiet country roads. Initially, the terrain is generally flat, although you will encounter a couple of long slopes on the country roads in the vicinity of the Ottawa River.

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Cycling to Wakefield from Downtown Ottawa

Cycling to Wakefield from Downtown Ottawa

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

Organization: GoBiking.ca – Cycling in Ottawa-Gatineau

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Wakefield is a picturesque little town situated on the banks of the Gatineau River, and one of the more popular tourist centres in the vicinity of the National Capital Region. It is in relatively easy cycling distance – depending on your departure point – about 40 kilometres from Ottawa’s downtown core (or 80 km both ways). This means a return trip to Wakefield would be a fairly long day ride, but the town can also serve as a convenient overnight destination when planning a two day trip.

Wakefield is a major tourist draw because of its scenic location along the Gatineau River, and it comes complete with a quintessential view of a covered bridge. Since much of the town caters to tourists, Wakefield has the usual assortment of restaurants and boutiques. This includes the “Blacksheep Inn” (Auberge Mouton Noir), which houses a bar which has gained a reputation for being one of the country’s best live music clubs. Options for overnight accommodations include several bed & breakfasts (B&Bs), at least one hotel, and the renowned heritage inn located at the restored Maclaren Mill.

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Ride from Ottawa – to Manotick and Back

Ride from Ottawa - to Manotick and Back

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

Organization: GoBiking.ca – Cycling in Ottawa-Gatineau

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Heading out to Manotick is a popular destination with many local cyclists because it is a town with its own distinct identity that isn’t that far from Ottawa. Depending on your departure point, this ride will be close to 25 kilometres one way, or 50 kilometres for the return trip. This is a nice distance for an afternoon ride.

The town itself is fairly interesting. Manotick’s signature landmark is the old Watson’s Mill, which is located on the banks of the Rideau River opposite Dickinson Square. It is one of the few remaining operating gristmills in Ontario and is open to the public. One block away from Watson’s Mill is Manotick’s main street where you can stop for a relaxing meal at a number of restaurants or pubs.

There are several ways of getting to Manotick, two of which can be done almost entirely on a combination of pathways, bicycle lanes, and paved shoulders (although you will be cycling next to some fairly busy roads in a few areas). These include the Prince of Wales route (when construction work is completed late in 2017) and the Woodroffe route. If you use the Prince of Wales route, you’ll be following the Rideau River, and you’ll pass by several parks that are perfect places for rest stops and to take in the scenery. Both routes are fairly flat, as there are no real hills to speak of.

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Ride to Carp – just west of Ottawa

Ride to Carp - just west of Ottawa

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

Organization: GoBiking.ca – Cycling in Ottawa-Gatineau

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Carp is an interesting cycling destination for a variety of reasons. First, it’s home to Alice’s Village Café, which seems to have become the hang out of choice for a great many cyclists out for a ride on the rural roads in the area. Second, it’s a fairly good destination for people who are used to riding on pathways and bike lanes, but are interested in exploring some quiet country roads. And finally, the village has a few worthwhile attractions, including the Diefenbunker Museum and various events that take place at the Carp Fairgrounds.

Cycling to Carp on the Watts Creek Pathway. (scroll to the end of the page for more photos)

The ride to Carp is about 25 kilometres one way when departing from Ottawa’s west-end (for example, the Britannia Park area), and probably closer to 35 km when leaving from the downtown area. It’s relatively flat, with the exception of two small hills. While noticeable, they shouldn’t be much of an impediment, even for hill-adverse cyclists.

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Ottawa To Stittsville – Ride three different trails

Ottawa To Stittsville – Ride three different trails

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

Organization: GoBiking.ca – Cycling in Ottawa-Gatineau

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The ride from Ottawa to Stittsville in the region’s west end is an interesting one because it makes use of three different trail systems, each with its own unique characteristics.

The entire ride takes place over relatively flat terrain, and depending on your departure point in Ottawa, will probably involve a total distance between 50 and 60 kilometres (there and back) . Stittsville is a worthwhile destination insofar that it offers a number of convenient places to stop for a relaxing meal, or to replenish your supply of refreshments for your return trip. Stittsville also represents the outer limit of Ottawa’s urban sprawl (as of 2008). Cycling beyond Stittsville puts you in the grey zone between going out for a local ride, and long distance bicycle touring.

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Cycle the Gatineau Park to Champlain Lookout

Cycle the Gatineau Park to Champlain Lookout

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

Organization: GoBiking.ca – Cycling in Ottawa-Gatineau

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Heading up to the Champlain Lookout in the Gatineau Park is a great ride that gets you out of the city’s urban environment. It is also a little different from other local rides insofar that this one is often used by cyclists for training purposes or to realize certain personal objectives people may set for themselves. The reason for this can be summed up in one word: hills.

To put this in a broader context, one has to remember that, with the exception of a few isolated areas, the terrain around most of Ottawa is fairly flat. Despite this reality, competitivecyclists need to be good climbers, as do individuals who would like to go bicycle touring in interesting locations which may involve some hills. It doesn’t matter how much cycling you do, the best way to prepare for climbs is to actually practice pedaling up hills. In the Ottawa area, this means heading over to the Gatineau hills (sometimes referred to as “the Gats”).

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Cycle to Aylmer and Beyond

Cycle to Aylmer and Beyond

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

Organization: GoBiking.ca – Cycling in Ottawa-Gatineau

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The ride to Aylmer takes place on a good quality pathway and offers some very interesting views of the Ottawa River and the Deschênes Rapids.

From downtown Gatineau (Hull sector), it is a matter on getting on the Voyageurs Pathway and heading west. If you are coming from the Ontario side of the river, it is necessary to cross one of the downtown bridges or the Champlain Bridge in the west. The Champlain, Alexandra, and Portage Bridges all have bicycle laneways. Of these bridges, the Champlain Bridge offers the easiest way to connect to the Voyageurs Pathway. A return trip from downtown Ottawa to the Aylmer would probably be around 30 to 35 kilometres (a little more if you return via the Pionniers Pathway).

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Cycling East-End Ottawa – (Downtown to Trim Road)

Cycling East-End Ottawa - (Downtown to Trim Road)

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

Organization: GoBiking.ca – Cycling in Ottawa-Gatineau

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

One of the nicest bicycle paths in the Ottawa area is located along the Ottawa River on the east side the city. Unfortunately, it be may under utilized by cyclists because there is no continuous pathway link between this area and the downtown core. However, people will be well rewarded if they make the effort to check out these paths.

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The Big Loop – Riding Around Ottawa

The Big Loop – Riding Around Ottawa

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

Organization: GoBiking.ca – Cycling in Ottawa-Gatineau

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The “big loop” is an informal name for a ride which makes use of a series of pathways to go completely around Ottawa’s core. It runs along some of the more interesting paths in the city, including those which follow parts of the Rideau River, the Rideau Canal, the Ottawa River, goes behind the Parliament Buildings, and passes through the Experimental Farm as well as several large parks.

The big loop is a reasonably long ride and covers a total of distance of 35 to 40 kilometres. It stretches from west of Woodroffe to the Rideau River in the east, and, most part, it is fairly flat.

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EcoFest – Ecology Ottawa 10th Anniversary Celebration

EcoFest - Ecology Ottawa 10th Anniversary Celebration

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 5 – Food, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Ecology Ottawa and community partners

Timeline for Completion: Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Objective:

On October 12th 2017, at the Aberdeen Pavilion in Lansdowne Park, Ecology Ottawa will be celebrating our 10th anniversary by hosting EcoFest – Ottawa’s biggest gathering of the environmental community.

This event will feature speakers, food and drinks from local vendors, live and silent auctions, green activities, and organizations and businesses sharing their exciting environmental initiatives. This evening is about bringing together great people to celebrate our successes and learn about the diversity and strength of the environmental movement.

Be a part of this huge celebration!

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Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

Classroom Energy Diet Challenge

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Canadian Geographic

Timeline for Completion: Started 2011 Ongoing Annual Event -January to April

Objective:

The Classroom Energy Diet Challenge is a competition among Canadian classes from kindergarten to Grade 12 that aims to increase energy awareness among youth and educators. As classes progress through the competition, students will learn about their energy habits and share their knowledge with the rest of the country.

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Get Fresh – Visit a Farm

Get Fresh - Visit a Farm

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Ontario Farm Fresh

Timeline for Completion: Founded 1973 Ongoing

Objective:

Mission is to provide knowledge and leadership to grow the farm fresh experience.

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Love Your lake – Healthy Shorelines for Healthy Lakes

Love Your lake - Healthy Shorelines for Healthy Lakes

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

Organization: Watersheds Canada

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Watersheds Canada wanted to help shoreline property owners make this connection: they can further enjoy their waterfront properties by maintaining natural waterfronts! But how can they keep their properties natural, while still enjoying their magnificent waterfront view?! This is the question answered by the Love Your Lake program.

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Bike Ottawa – promoting cycling as a safe, fun, and environmentally friendly form of transportation

Bike Ottawa - promoting cycling as a safe, fun, and environmentally friendly form of transportation

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

Organization: Bike Ottawa – Citizens for Safe Cycling Since 1984

Timeline for Completion: Founded 1984 Ongoing

Objective:

The organisation promotes greater bicycle use and enjoyment, cycling safety and awareness, bicycle route and road conditions that are safer as well as more pleasant, and an overall increased respect for cyclists in the public domain.

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Blue Shoes Honey – synthetic chemical and antibiotic free beekeeping

Blue Shoes Honey - synthetic chemical and antibiotic free beekeeping

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Blue Shoes Honey

Timeline for Completion: Started 2015 Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Blue Shoes is a family business where our goal is to produce a superior quality, artisanal honey while treating our bees with love and respect. At a time when many businesses believe that bigger is better, our bees have taught us that small is beautiful. We plan to maintain a modest operation that serves the local community and allows us to treat our bees as partners rather than possessions. To guarantee the purity of our honey we never use synthetic chemicals or antibiotics on our bees. Our honey is cold-processed (Raw) or minimally heated (Liquid) in small batches to preserve its pollen content, unique floral character and living enzymes.

In gratitude to honeybees and all pollinators, 10% of our profits are donated to pollinator research and conservation efforts.

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Food for thought – Indian Creek Orchard Gardens

Food for thought - Indian Creek Orchard Gardens

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Indian Creek Orchard Gardens (CSA)

Timeline for Completion: Started 2015 Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Our goal is to provide you with a satisfying stream of all natural, organic, fruit and vegetables the entire growing season.

At Indian Creek Orchard Gardens we employ a hybrid of regenerative, agroforestry and organic farming principles. Our vegetables are sown between rows of fruit trees, bush fruits and aisles of grape vines.

Location: From Hwy 29, turn south on Cedarhill Sideroad, turn right at the T. We are on the shores of the Indian Creek. If you cross the bridge you have gone too far.

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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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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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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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Keeping Manotick Beautiful

Keeping Manotick Beautiful

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

Organization: Manotick Horticultural Society

Timeline for Completion: Since 1930 Ongoing

Objective:

The Manotick Horticultural Society was established in 1930 and is one of 21 societies that make up District 2 of the Ontario Hulticultural Society. We are a membership of over one hundred and sixty amateur and professional gardeners who share a passion for gardening, an interest in growing plants for the beautification of our community, the preservation of the environment, and education in areas of horticulture to people of all ages. The added bonus is we get to meet many wonderful people who share the same passion.

Our regular meetings are on the 2nd Monday of most months at 7:30 p.m. at the RCMP Long Island Recreational & Conference Centre Hall on Nicholl’s Island Road (just North of Manotick off River Road).

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Trailing Edge Community Garden – Come Grow with Us in Kanata North

Trailing Edge Community Garden - Come Grow with Us in Kanata North

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

Organization: Trailing Edge Community Garden

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

The Trailing Edge Community Garden will play an important role in in building sustainable local food systems, providing access to fresh, healthy and nutritious food in Kanata North.

Community Gardens yield more than just fresh fruits and vegetables: they build friendships, provide recreation and promote physical activity while they also foster civic pride and sometimes even unity amongst neighbours.

Located on the NCC land will allow interested gardeners the opportunity to add a short bike ride or leisurely stroll to their gardening experience.

Located at 295 Herzberg Road (near Sandhill Road intersection)

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RightBike – Explore the capital by bike!

RightBike - Explore the capital by bike!

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

Organization: RightBike Bike Share – Ride Here, Right Now

Timeline for Completion: Seasonal, Ongoing

Objective:

The goal of Right Bike is to provide a sustainable transportation alternative to the residents and visitors in Ottawa and to provide a replicable model for Bike Sharing in other communities.

We help Ottawa residents and visitors get around and stay healthy with friendly and affordable bike repairs, rentals, sales, events and bike share solutions.

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The Capital Urban Lands Plan

The Capital Urban Lands Plan

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

Organization: National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Capital Urban Lands Plan is a land use plan to guide the planning, protection and development of federal urban lands in the Capital.

The Capital Urban Lands Plan supports the NCC’s vision to create an inspiring and dynamic capital. The plan applies to urban lands that extend to the Greenbelt boundary on the Ontario side, and those located within the urban perimeter on the Quebec side. The plan does not apply to lands in Gatineau Park.

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2017- 2067 Vision for Canada’s Capital Region

2017- 2067 Vision for Canada’s Capital Region

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

Organization: National Capital Commission (NCC)

Timeline for Completion: launched May 9, 2017 – a 50 Year Plan (2017 to 2067)

Objective:

As part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations, the NCC is proud to present the Plan for Canada’s Capital, 2017–2067, the signature planning framework that will shape the vision for the nation’s capital until Canada’s bicentennial in 2067.

Seventeen (17) major milestone projects that will transform the Capital over the next 50 years will be included in the Plan for Canada’s Capital launched in May, 2017.

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Cycling in the Capital

Cycling in the Capital

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: The National Capital Commission (NCC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

One of the best ways to explore Ottawa–Gatineau is by bike.​

Are you planning an outing by bike? The following paths will take you past some of the best scenery in Ottawa and Gatineau. They include: Experimental Farm Pathway, Greenbelt Pathway West, Leamy Lake Pathway, Ottawa River Pathway, Rideau Canal Western Pathway, Rideau Canal Eastern Pathway, and Voyageurs Pathway.

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Pine Grove – The National Capital Greenbelt

Pine Grove - The National Capital Greenbelt

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: The National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Located in the south end of Ottawa, Pine Grove offers 18.4 kilometres of hiking and cross-country ski trails, and 9.6 kilometres of trails for horseback riding ($). It’s also ideal for bike rides and picnics. Take a self-guided tour along the forestry interpretation trail (trail 43) and learn about tree types at the tree-identification arboretum. For dog lovers, this area is home to Conroy Pit, a popular off-leash dog park.

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Recreation in the Greenbelt

Recreation in the Greenbelt

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

Organization: The National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Greenbelt attracts 3.5 million visits each year and offers all kinds of outdoor, family-friendly activities:
hiking, picnicking, bird watching, biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, off-leash dog parks, and toboggan hills

The Greenbelt features over 150 kilometres of recreational trails, which link to the Capital Pathway network, the Rideau Trail (Ottawa to Kingston) and the Trans Canada Trail. Once completed, the Greenbelt Pathway will be a continuous 56-kilometre recreational corridor extending from one side of the Greenbelt to the other.

Currently the Greenbelt has three recreational paths that are excellent for cycling, walking and running. They are:
Watts Creek Pathway, Greenbelt Pathway West, and Greenbelt Pathway East

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Agriculture in the Greenbelt

Agriculture in the Greenbelt

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

Organization: The National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Sustainable agriculture in the Greenbelt integrates environmental stewardship, economic profitability and social responsibility. The Greenbelt farming sector includes 5,400 hectares of good quality farmland. The land quality and the favourable climate mean that a wide variety of crops can be produced by Greenbelt farmers.

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Stony Swamp – The National Capital Greenbelt

Stony Swamp - The National Capital Greenbelt

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: The National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Stony Swamp, southwest of Ottawa, features a network of beaver ponds, wetlands and forests. This area offers over 40 kilometres of trails — more than in any other section of the Greenbelt. In addition, you will find wetland boardwalks and interpretive exhibits on geology and natural history.

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Southern Farm and Pinhey Forest – The National Capital Greenbelt

Southern Farm and Pinhey Forest - The National Capital Greenbelt

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: The National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

This conservation area in the Greenbelt contains a unique natural feature: Ottawa’s only inland sand dune complex. The Pinhey sand dune complex extends from Woodroffe Avenue just south of the Nepean Sportsplex to the Grenfell Crescent and Burnbank Street intersection. The vegetation in Pinhey Forest was established on old post-glacial sand dunes. This unique ecosystem is home to a number of plant and animal species that can only live in well-drained, open areas with exposed, fine-grained sand.

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National Tree Day – Annual Event in September

National Tree Day - Annual Event in September

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital)

Organization: Tree Canada/ Arbres Canada

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Annual Event in September

Objective:

National Tree Day serves as a celebration for all Canadians to appreciate the great benefits that trees provide us – clean air, wildlife habitat, reducing energy demand and connecting with nature.

National Tree Day takes place on the Wednesday of National Forest Week in September. The next National Tree Day will be on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

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NOKIA Sunday Bikedays!

NOKIA Sunday Bikedays!

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

Organization: The National Capital Commission (NCC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

NOKIA Sunday Bikedays will take place Sunday mornings, from May 21 to September 3, 2017. Over 50 kilometres of parkways in Ottawa and Gatineau Park are open for cyclists, in-line skaters, runners and walkers.

Experience the beauty of Canada’s Capital Region in a fun and environmentally friendly way. Take the parkways and cycle along the Rideau Canal or the Ottawa River, or through beautiful Gatineau Park.

The program is sponsored by NOKIA, and runs mainly through the support of volunteers.

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Smart Greens – Network of Local Farmers

Smart Greens - Network of Local Farmers

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Smart Greens – Always Local

Timeline for Completion: Founded 2014 Ongoing

Objective:

We’re building a network of local, indoor hydroponic farmers across Canada and the United States that grow fresh greens right where you live. This helps reduce food miles, increases food security in your region and ensures your money supports a local grower in your community.

Smart Greens is a company that only sells greens within 100km of where they are grown. We’re eliminating food miles from your diet and you support a local farmer when you buy our greens.

Smart Greens is a network of indoor farmers across Canada. Currently operating in Cornwall, ON with new locations coming online shortly.

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Renfrew Farmers’ Market! – Fresh Local Food

Renfrew Farmers’ Market! - Fresh Local Food

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Renfrew Farmers’ Market

Timeline for Completion: Est. 1972 Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Located at the Renfrew Fairgrounds in Renfrew, Ontario in the heart of the Ottawa Valley, we offer a variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey, maple syrup, meats, baking and crafts from May to Thanksgiving Weekend!

Hours are 8:00am – 12:00pm every Saturday morning (May to Thanksgiving)

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Retro-Rides.ca Bikes – A new approach to vintage & classic bikes

Retro-Rides.ca Bikes - A new approach to vintage & classic bikes

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Retro-Rides.ca Bikes

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Preserve, Build, Restore, Customize, and Renew – our goal is to get vintage bikes, that would otherwise be destroyed or left rusty and dusty in some old barn, garage or basement, back on the roads.

Bikes are the original green machine

We are conveniently located at 65 Sparks St. right downtown… we are so excited to have this great location.

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Rainbarrels to Help the Environment – 2017

Rainbarrels to Help the Environment - 2017

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Rainbarrel.ca – Ottawa area groups participating

Timeline for Completion: Starting in April

Objective:

Upcoming Ottawa Area Fundraising Rain Barrel Sales for 2017

. Academie de la Seigneurie 2017-Apr-29 Casselman
. Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton 2017-Apr-30 Ottawa
. Carp Huntley PC 2017-May-06 Carp
. 62nd Ottawa Scout Group 2017-May-13 Ottawa
. Ottawa Sir Robert Borden 2017-May-13 Ottawa
. Ottawa St. Peter Catholic High School 2017-May-13 Ottawa
. Kanata Research Park Family Centre 2017-May-17 Kanata
. Deep River Candu Swim Club 2017-May-18 Deep River
. Aylmer United Church 2017-May-27 Gatineau Quebec

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May is Bike to Work Month – Ottawa

May is Bike to Work Month - Ottawa

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

Organization: EnviroCentre

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Annual Event in May

Objective:

May is Bike to Work Month! Join the campaign and log your commutes for a chance to win prizes and enjoy a fun and healthy way to get around.

Back to Work Month is a yearly campaign that encourages people to try cycling as a fun and healthy option for getting to and from work. Participants in the campaign:
. Are eligible to win individual and team prizes
. Have fun by creating a workplace team and engaging in friendly competition
. Have access to free tools and resources
. Save money (if they hop out of their car)
. Turn their commute into a daily workout

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Kenauk (Montebello) – Perspectives on a natural historical treasure

Kenauk (Montebello) - Perspectives on a natural historical treasure

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

Organization: Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and Kenauk Nature

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and Kenauk Nature have established a partnership for the conservation of the vast Kenauk property, a great historical and natural treasure. Steeped in Canadian history, the Kenauk property, which spreads over 260 square kilometres, once belonged to the famous Louis-Joseph Papineau. This partnership will preserve accessibility to the land, promoting outdoor activities and exploration, all the while documenting its natural wealth and ensuring it is protected in the long term.

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WHAT GOES WHERE – Find information to help you determine what materials go in to which containers

WHAT GOES WHERE - Find information to help you determine what materials go in to which containers

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre

Timeline for Completion: Founded 2002 Ongoing

Objective:

Vision Statement
Our Vision is to operate an Integrated Waste Management Facility that emphasizes the importance of waste reduction, diversion of waste from landfill and education to the community as the cornerstone principals of waste management.

Mission Statement
The Ottawa Valley Waste Management Board (OVWMB) and its employees are committed to “Working Together to Walk Lightly on the Environment” with environmental protection, health and safety and fiscal responsibility as core organizational objectives.

Location:
900 Woito Station Road, RR # 4
Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5

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JustChange – Accelerating Bold Ideas

JustChange - Accelerating Bold Ideas

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

Organization: JustChange Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Founded in 2012 Ongoing

Objective:

JustChange accelerates great ideas. We provide grants to initiatives proposed by individuals or organizations that produce positive outcomes for the community whether from a social, environmental or economic (equity and equality) perspective.

In recognition of the challenges facing society, JustChange is committed to:
– Social justice,
– Economic equality,
– Environmental causes,
– Collaboration and flexibility,
– Supporting local initiatives, and (most importantly)
– Making it as straight forward as possible for those with great ideas to get the funds they need to address these challenges

JustChange is happy to announce the winner of this month’s micro-grant, EthicalTree. Siavash and Frank co-founded EthicalTree because, as ethically-oriented consumers themselves, they found it very difficult to find businesses that aligned with their values.

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100in1Day Ottawa 2017 “Small Actions. BIG CHANGE”

100in1Day Ottawa 2017

(Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: 100in1Day Canada

Timeline for Completion: Saturday, June 3, 2017

Objective:

100In1day is a global festival of civic engagement and a growing movement that is changing how people interact with their cities. Originating in Bogota, Colombia, and spreading to cities around the world, the festival has inspired citizen-driven change in cities through small urban interventions. The spirit of 100in1day is democratic, imaginative and empowering. The festival is a platform for citizens to activate ideas to make their city healthier, happier and more inspired, one initiative at a time.

Powered by Synapcity, with support from United Way Ottawa and community partners, 100in1day is coming to Ottawa for the first time this year! We’re excited by the possibilities and here to support you.

By taking a small action, you have the opportunity to share ideas that you’ve always wanted to see in Ottawa or try out a new idea, and have it profiled as part of this big day of civic engagement.

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Monaghan Forest Trails – Fallowfield Section of Rideau Trail

Monaghan Forest Trails - Fallowfield Section of Rideau Trail

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

Organization: Rideau Trail Association

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Monaghan Forest Trails cover a variety of terrain from bush to grassy areas and includes forest roads, double track trails and even some technical single track.

The trails are located in a corner between Old Richmond Road, Fallowfield Road and Moodie Drive, north of Steeple Hill Crescent and south of a working quarry. You can access the trails from a parking lot on Fallowfield Road across from the Valleyview Little Animal Farm. There is also a parking lot on Alti Place, off of Moodie Drive.

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High Lonesome Nature Reserve

High Lonesome Nature Reserve

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

Organization: Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT)

Timeline for Completion: Founded 2012 Ongoing

Objective:

High Lonesome Nature Reserve, a 200 acre property located in the Pakenham Hills, was donated to the MMLT by the family of the late Barry Spicer in April 2012. A network of trails through the forests, over the hills and streams, by the ponds and through the meadows has been developed and cared for by the donor’s brother Ken Spicer. Ken has documented many of the natural riches found there, shared them with the MMLT and encouraged the Land Trust to complete the work he began. MMLT has committed to conserve High Lonesome as a nature reserve in perpetuity.

There are 8 km of trails winding through the property, providing opportunities to see the varied habitats and if you’re lucky, to see some interesting wildlife. The property is open to the public and parking is available at the end of Carbine Rd., just outside the gate, which limits ATV access. There is a small gate for pedestrians.

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Sustainable Home Environment (SHE) – a Sustainable 21st Century Home Environment

Sustainable Home Environment (SHE) - a Sustainable 21st Century Home Environment

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design, Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: SHE Built

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Bradley Robinson has been innovating uniquely beautiful homes since the early 1990s. These homes are quiet, comfortable and clean, sustainably. Homes create waste streams.

The process cost savings gained from this simple building technique are integrated into a sophisticated smart technology platform.

The grey-water stream is fracked in a closed loop process that results in a nutrient rich stream, methane, and water that is leveraged by the attached greenhouses to grow food. The thermal electric battery captures and stores surplus heat energy, and the gas and nutrients are utilized rather than released into the environment causing downstream impacts.

A SHE build results in a surprisingly strong, thermally efficient and cost competitive structure.

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Peace and Environment News (PEN) – Your community voice for peace and sustainability

Peace and Environment News (PEN) - Your community voice for peace and sustainability

(Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Peace and Environment Resource Centre (PERC)

Timeline for Completion: Established 1984 Ongoing

Objective:

PERC is one of Ottawa’s oldest environmental and social justice organizations. Our volunteer-based group works to educate, empower, and support individuals and groups working for positive change in peace, environment, and social justice issues.

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The Wild Garden – Reconnecting people and plants

The Wild Garden - Reconnecting people and plants

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: The Wild Garden

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Wild Garden is your doorway to local, organic and sustainably harvested wild foods and herbs of the Ottawa bioregion.

The Wild Garden provides community members with local, organic and sustainably harvested wild foods and herbs, through my monthly herbal box program.

Offering exciting, educational walks and workshops, The Wild Garden also introduces community members to bioregional, edible and medicinal plants.

The Wild Garden encourages stewardship, co-creative relationships and care of the spaces we inhabit by teaching the kind of nature connection that fosters a greater intimacy and deeper understanding of the local landscape,

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Sustainable mixed-use development – Zibu Ottawa-Gatineau

Sustainable mixed-use development - Zibu Ottawa-Gatineau

(Theme 3 – Design, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Bioregional North America

Timeline for Completion: 2019

Objective:

This One Planet Community will be a highly sustainable mixed-use development of some 2,500 homes, shops and office space in the heart of Canada’s capital city.

Over three million square feet of development is planned on a site which covers two river islands between Ottawa and Gatineau and land in Gatineau.

Developers Windmill Development Group and Dream Unlimited Corp, working with Bioregional, have used the 10 principles of the One Planet Living framework to help guide sustainability and eco-friendly planning for Zibi. A sustainability action plan based on the principles was endorsed in May 2015.

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Zibi is Sustainable (A waterfront community in downtown Ottawa & Gatineau)

Zibi is Sustainable (A waterfront community in downtown Ottawa & Gatineau)

(Theme 3 – Design, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Windmill Development Group and Dream Unlimited Corp

Timeline for Completion: 2019

Objective:

Sustainable urban living at its best.

Windmill and Dream’s vision was to create one of the world’s most sustainable and environmentally conscious communities on the planet. To accomplish this, Zibi follows an ambitious One Planet Action Plan, which is a model based on ten simple principles to make sustainable living easy and affordable for all. This model will help Zibi live and breathe within a fair share of the planet’s resources.

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Morgan’s Grant Community Greenspace Restoration Project

Morgan’s Grant Community Greenspace Restoration Project

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Ottawa Stewardship Council in partnership with Carleton University’s Institute of Environmental Science

Project Start Date: 2016

Objective:

This project is a new initiative aimed at building community stewardship to create and care for a naturalized and accessible, multi-use greenspace along the Morgan’s Grant hydro corridor in Kanata.

The idea is to develop an integrated multi-use greenspace that will provide a healthy and diverse environment for the community. Ecological elements for this plan will include re-wilding of key spots with the creation of a pollinator meadow and the planting of important native species that will encourage its use as a wildlife corridor. These will enrich and provide supportive ecosystem services to community activities such as communal gardens, as well as safe and healthy naturalized park and family recreational areas.

Our plan is to build a community stewardship approach to cooperative landscape mitigation that could be used as a model within the City of Ottawa to ecologically enhance other municipal and private parcels of land.

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Deep Roots Food Hub – Connecting Small-Scale Farmers, Families, and Local Food

Deep Roots Food Hub - Connecting Small-Scale Farmers, Families, and Local Food

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Deep Roots Food Hub (DRFH)

Project Start Date:

Objective:

The Deep Roots Food Hub (DRFH) is a grassroots, West Carleton-based non-profit organization that aims to create a secure, sustainable food system in West Carleton.

DRFH partners and supporters include the Ottawa Good Food Box, Centretown Community Health Centre, EnviroCentre, the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre, the West Carleton Family Health Team, Carp Ridge Eco-Wellness Centre and the Community Foundation of Ottawa.

Deep Roots Food Hub is collaborating to:•build and manage a community root cellar in West Carleton where local, small-scale farmers can rent space to store their crops. This will provide them with a sustainable, energy-efficient, time-tested storage solution, along with year-round opportunities to distribute their products to local consumers, stores and restaurants. The community root cellar may be the first of its kind in Canada;
•make more locally grown, healthy food available through West Carleton retail stores and restaurants, and through the expansion of the Good Food Box, a non-profit program that offers affordably-priced fruits and vegetables once a month at sites across the City of Ottawa;
•offer educational workshops on topics such as cooking, nutrition, food gardening, canning and preserving, and home root cellaring

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Local, Sustainable, Feeding people naturally.. Kinburn Farms

Local, Sustainable, Feeding people naturally.. Kinburn Farms

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Kinburn Farms

Timeline for Completion: Started 2012 Ongoing

Objective:

Mission: To give everyone access to healthy, fresh, delicious local food.

We’re a small-scale farm located in Kinburn, Ontario – just 30 minutes west of downtown Ottawa.

Kinburn Farms offers pasture-raised beef and pork, food production workshops, and garden design services to people who care about how their food is grown and raised. Our farm is located on 75 acres of beautiful flatland surrounded by tall trees and big sky.

We apply our own ethical standards to everything we do. Our animals are uncaged and given plenty of room to roam, our barns are built from reclaimed wood, and we use sustainable farming practices to ensure the health of our land, our animals, and our family.

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Our Farm – Providing sustainable, naturally grown food for western Ottawa

Our Farm - Providing sustainable, naturally grown food for western Ottawa

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Our Farm CSA

Timeline for Completion: Founded 2010 Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

At Our Farm we believe in providing local eaters with food that is healthy, sustainably grown, and delicious.

While our vegetables are grown in an organic manner, we are not certified – but we invite all our customers to visit the farm and see for themselves how their food is produced.

We are located about 25 minutes north of Kanata, approximately half way between Dunrobin and Constance Bay.

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Four Winds Sesquicentennial Brigades – paddling celebration of Canada’s 150 Anniversary

Four Winds Sesquicentennial  Brigades - paddling celebration of Canada’s 150 Anniversary

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Voyageur Brigades Society

Timeline for Completion: Established 2009 – Annual Events June – July – August 2017

Objective:

Come join us for a paddling celebration of Canada’s 150 Anniversary this summer. On this page you will find links and informational pages supporting more than a dozen big canoe events planned for this year that span our country from west to east, and north to south.

The Four Winds Sesquicentennial Brigades, a series of 4 brigades, one from the west, one from the north, one from the east, and one from the south, each with Victoria Island (Asinabke) in the Ottawa River at the foot of the parliament buildings as its final destination. The date of arrival is presently planned for Canada Day, (Saturday, July 1).

Ottawa Brigade: West Wind Brigade (Join our Voyageur Canoe Brigade to re-trace the fur trade route from North Bay, Ontario, down the Mattawa River to the Ottawa River and onto Canada’s capital, Ottawa)
http://voyageurbrigade.org/future-brigades/ottawa-brigade-northwind-brigade-tba-july-1-2017/

Ottawa Brigade: North Wind Brigade Chimeda – Paddling Together (Wakefield/Chelsea to Ottawa on the Gatineau River ending the journey in Ottawa)
http://voyageurbrigade.org/upcoming-events/ottawa-brigade-chimeda-north-wind-june-xx-to-july-1-2/

Ottawa Brigade: East Wind Brigade (goes from Lachine (Montreal) to Ottawa on the Ottawa River)
http://voyageurbrigade.org/upcoming-events/ottawa-brigades-east-wind-brigade/

South Wind Brigade (Rideau Canal – part of the Four Winds Brigades)
http://voyageurbrigade.org/future-brigades/ottawa-brigade-south-wind-rideau-canal-brigade-june-23-july-1/

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Disposal of Hazardous Waste – 2017

Disposal of Hazardous Waste - 2017

(Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

If it’s corrosive, flammable or poisonous it’s hazardous waste. These types of products contaminate water and landfills and should never be poured down the drain or put out with your regular garbage.

To help you dispose of these products safely, the City of Ottawa operates several one-day Household Hazardous Waste Depots for City of Ottawa residents only.

Information on the 2017 one-day Household Hazardous Waste depots dates and locations are posted on the website. The depot hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April through October.

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One-day E-waste Drop-offs – 2017

One-day E-waste Drop-offs – 2017

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Annual Events

Objective:

E-waste accounts for 3000 tonnes or about 300 garbage trucks full of refuse added to our landfills each year. Much of this e-waste consists of steel, glass, copper, aluminum, plastics and precious metals that can be recycled and reused.

One Day E-Waste Drop-offs are held at various locations around Ottawa by local businesses and charitable organizations. See website for dates and locations in 2017. Drop-offs hosted by Junk that Funk.

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Rethink Garbage: Hazardous Materials Don’t Belong in the Garbage

Rethink Garbage: Hazardous Materials Don't Belong in the Garbage

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Please dispose of them properly. Find out where they go at: ottawa.ca/wasteexplorer

Not sure where an item goes? Visit the Waste Explorer to find out.

Not all materials can be thrown in the garbage. There are many items the City does not collect at the curb.

These include:
•TVs, computers and other electronics
•Chemicals, paints and other household hazardous materials
•Needles, syringes and crack pipes

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Perth Garlic Festival – 20th Annual

Perth Garlic Festival - 20th Annual

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Perth Lions Garlic Festival

Timeline for Completion: Founded 1997 – Annual Event in August

Objective:

The purpose of the festival is to promote Ontario grown garlic, share ideas on how to grow, harvest, market, cook and enjoy garlic.

Date: Sat. and Sun. August 12th & 13th, 2017

Location: Perth Fairgrounds (free parking)

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Carp Farmers’ Market – 18th Annual Garlic Festival

Carp Farmers’ Market – 18th Annual Garlic Festival

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Carp Farmer’s Market

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Annual Event

Objective:

18th ANNUAL GARLIC FESTIVAL!
Garlic, garlic and more garlic! You will never find more garlic in one place than as you will at the Carp Farmers’ Market

Saturday August 12th, 8 am to 3 pm
Sunday August 13th, 10 am to 3 pm

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The Log Farm – One of the Areas Hidden Treasures

The Log Farm - One of the Areas Hidden Treasures

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: The Log Farm

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

The Log Farm, one of the areas hidden treasures, is a replication of what a family farm was like in the mid 1800’s in Ottawa. This is 110 acre oasis located right in the middle of today’s busy city. This farm was settled by the Bradley family and together Abraham and his wife Matilda raised nine children on this farm.

The focus of the farm is to give visitors a sense of what day to day life was like for the Bradley family. That may be a casual self guided “tour through time” to just enjoy the sights and sounds of the farm animals and see all the different building on the homestead. How they managed with eleven people in a five room house is just one of the things to marvel at. There will also be opportunity for hands on participation in the day to day farm life. Whether that is feeding the animals to tending to the family garden or working on the many fences that surround the property.

The Log Farm is a Historical farm site. Traditional Sugar Bush. Farmers Market. Walking trails. Pumpkins and local vegetables.

Location: 670 Cedarview Rd, Nepean, Ontario

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Pedal Play – Mobile Bike Rodeo in Kanata North 2017

Pedal Play - Mobile Bike Rodeo in Kanata North 2017

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

Organization: Transportation Action Committee Kanata-North, EnviroCentre’s Sustain Kanata North, Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association

Timeline for Completion: Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 1 to 4 pm

Objective:

The purpose of the Pedal Play mobile bike rodeo is to educate cyclists and motorists in a fun interactive environment to increase safety awareness and better enable more effective and safer sharing of the road. All participants, regardless of their level of experience will go away with heightened situational awareness and confidence.

When: Sunday, June 4, 2017 1-4 pm

Location: Starts and finishes at W. Erskine Johnston Public School, 50 Varley Crescent, Kanata. It is approximately 7 km in length, and follows multi-use pathways and roads in the community of Kanata North.

FREE Admission

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Together we’ll Make Every Building Greener

Together we'll Make Every Building Greener

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Canada Green Building Council – Ottawa Region Chapter (ORC)

Timeline for Completion: Started 2003 Ongoing

Objective:

Our mission guides our work: Lead and accelerate the transformation to high-performing, healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout Canada

Our Vision: A transformed built environment leading to a sustainable future

The Canada Green Building Council – Ottawa Chapter is the region’s leading authority on green building best practices. Representing 50 firms and over 250 green building professionals our members are involved in virtually every green building construction and renovation project in the region.

We are Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec’s leading source for education, training, and leading-edge green building information and resources. Over the last ten years we have organized hundreds of events and supported individuals in creating one of the most sustainable and beautiful regions in Canada.

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Jo Jo’s Community Garden Initiative – Stittsville

Jo Jo's Community Garden Initiative - Stittsville

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Jo Jo’s Community Garden Group

Project Start Date: Started March, 2017 Ongoing

Objective:

Exciting news – a community garden is launching in Stittsville this year, and it will be 100% organic!

The Kassis family of Jo Jo’s Pizza has offered the property behind their restaurant on Stittsville Main Street for the garden. As a symbol of their generosity, the garden will be known as “Jo Jo’s Community Garden.”

The garden design will be in the style of a Potager (also known as a kitchen garden). This type of garden is a blend of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and cutting flowers.

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Local Food Buying Guide for the Upper Ottawa Valley

Local Food Buying Guide for the Upper Ottawa Valley

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: The Ottawa Valley Food Co-operative & the Ottawa River Institute

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Ottawa River Institute and the Ottawa Valley Food Co-operative have collaborated on a newly published guide for Ottawa Valley food lovers! The Local Food Buying Guide for the Upper Ottawa Valley, is a very thorough guide to finding and buying delicious food products from local food producers and farmers across the Upper Ottawa Valley.

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Renfrew County Nature Notebook – Welcome Nature Lovers!

Renfrew County Nature Notebook - Welcome Nature Lovers!

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

Organization: Ottawa River Institute (ORI)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Renfrew County, in the Upper Ottawa Valley of Eastern Ontario has a great wealth of intact ecosystems and thriving rich biodiversity. Getting folks of all ages out to enjoy these vast riches is what this website is all about.

You will find here a collection of resources to help you find and enjoy dozens of beautiful natural areas, identify species of plants and animals that you see there, view other people’s photos and notes of their visits and share your own observations. There is also a primer on Citizen Science that points to many channels for sharing your observations with conservation and naturalist groups all over North America.

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Renfrew County Biotabase – Biodiversity is more than just a buzz word

Renfrew County Biotabase - Biodiversity is more than just a buzz word

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

Organization: The Ottawa River Institute and the Pembroke and Area Field Naturalists

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Ottawa River Institute and the Pembroke and Area Field Naturalists have been collaborating on a project called the Renfrew County Biotabase. The Renfrew County Biotabase is an on-line database that is recording the distribution and diversity of the flora and fauna across the County. This innovative and ambitious project has the support of many amateur and professional natural scientists who are providing and uploading data to the biotabase.

The biotabase contains thousands of records from many different observers across the county; records include birds, butterflies, dragonflies, mammals, plants and many other observances.

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Bonnechere River Watershed Nature in Your Neighbourhood Guide

Bonnechere River Watershed Nature in Your Neighbourhood Guide

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

Organization: Ottawa River Institute (ORI)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Bonnechere River Watershed Nature in Your Neighbourhood Guide features points of interest in the Bonnechere River Watershed and will assist residents and tourists to enjoy, appreciate, and learn about the Bonnechere River watershed area and its natural highlights. The guide divides the watershed into ten areas. Five of the areas centre on towns that are in or immediately adjacent to the watershed—Renfrew, Douglas, Eganville, Killaloe, and Wilno-Barry’s Bay.

Two versions of the guide are available here for viewing or downloading; the print version, and an on-line version.

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Rose Hill Nature Reserve

Rose Hill Nature Reserve

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

Organization: Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The first 100-acre parcel of Rose Hill Nature Reserve was donated to MMLT in December 2011 by Bethany Armstrong and Charlene Bernhardt. It had been in the hands of the donors’ family since the 1940s. Their property had been used recreationally for periodic hikes and picnics beside Moose Pond. The rugged Pumpkin Trail traverses the property.

To find Rose Hill Nature Reserve, take Highway 41 to the junction of Rose Hill Rd. which is 2.4 km. north of Denbigh. Turn east on Rose Hill Rd. and drive for 3.4 km.

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Clydelands

Clydelands

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

Organization: Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

We are delighted to introduce you to our newest protected property, a one hundred acre wilderness in the northwest corner of Lanark Highlands. This land is among the most rugged, wild and natural in all of the county. It is traversed by the Middle Branch of Clyde Creek which flows through a broad rock strewn valley bounded on its sides by several 200 to 250 foot domed rocky hills with many near vertical cliffs.

The property is being protected under an easement agreement by Gray and Aileen Merriam and according to their wishes will be left untouched forever.

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Preserving the Carp Hills

Preserving the Carp Hills

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

Organization: Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT) is launching a new initiative in the Carp Hills. This is one of the largest ecologically sensitive areas within the MMLT catchment area, which covers the Mississippi River and Lower Madawaska River watersheds. Because of the ecological significance of the Carp Hills, this roughly 3900 hectare (9600 acre) region has been designated a candidate Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI) by the provincial government and it is dotted with Provincially Significant Wetlands (PSW) as well.

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Project NestWatch – a nest monitoring program for citizen scientists

Project NestWatch - a nest monitoring program for citizen scientists

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Bird Studies Canada

Timeline for Completion: Founded 1960 Ongoing

Objective:

Bird Studies Canada is dedicated to advancing the understanding, appreciation, and conservation of wild birds and their habitats.

Project NestWatch is a program aimed at getting people across Canada involved in collecting data on nesting birds. Data gathered through this project are used to follow the health of bird populations through long-term monitoring of nesting activity. The data also provide valuable information on changes in the environment, as birds are good indicators of the condition of the habitat they live in.

To register: http://www.birdscanada.org/birdmon/pnw/register.jsp

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Wildlife Preservation Canada – Recovery . Conservation . Knowledge

Wildlife Preservation Canada - Recovery . Conservation . Knowledge

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Wildlife Preservation Canada

Timeline for Completion: Founded 1985 Ongoing

Objective:

Our mission is to save endangered animal species from extinction. Wildlife Preservation Canada (WPC) is a dynamic non-profit charitable organization devoted to saving highly endangered animals from imminent extinction in Canada and internationally. This is accomplished through focused species conservation and professional training programs, complemented by education and outreach programs.

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Bumble Bee Watch – conserving North America’s iconic pollinators

Bumble Bee Watch - conserving North America’s iconic pollinators

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Bumble Bee Watch

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Bumble Bee Watch is a collaborative effort to track and conserve North America’s bumble bees. This citizen science project allows for individuals to:
•Upload photos of bumble bees to start a virtual bumble bee collection;
•Identify the bumble bees in your photos and have your identifications verified by experts;
•Help researchers determine the status and conservation needs of bumble bees;
•Help locate rare or endangered populations of bumble bees;
•Learn about bumble bees, their ecology, and ongoing conservation efforts; and
•Connect with other citizen scientists.

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Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network

Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Dedicated to the development of the local food sector in Eastern Ontario

Our major projects include:
– The PR&SDG Farm Fresh Local Food Map
– The Eastern Ontario Meat Branding Project
– Nutritional Labelling
– The Agri-Tour
– Working toward the Development of a Regional Food Hub in PR&SDG

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North Grenville Sustainability Fair and Market 2017

North Grenville Sustainability Fair and Market 2017

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Sustainable North Grenville

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event – Sunday April 23, 2017 10am-3pm

Objective:

10 years celebrating Earth Day in North Grenville!

The North Grenville Sustainability Fair & Market is celebrating a decade of acting locally, building relationships and creating community. This year’s fair takes place on SUNDAY 23rd APRIL from 10am-3pm at the North Grenville Municipal Centre.

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Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference

Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference

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

Organization: Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF)

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event in February

Objective:

The Kemptville Woodlot Conference is an annual event designed to educate and promote Best Management Practices to woodlot and private land owners. The yearly event allows participants to increase their knowledge and keep current on issues while encouraging sustainability.

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Waste Removal and Recycling – How We’re Different

Waste Removal and Recycling - How We’re Different

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Junk That Funk

Timeline for Completion: Founded 2007 Ongoing

Objective:

We’re Ottawa’s residential and commercial junk removal specialists. We pride ourselves on an environmentally sensitive approach to rubbish removal. We Recycle and Reconstitute 80% of what we take.

Since 2009, we’ve taken part in the City of Ottawa’s “Take It Back Program”, a local initiative that offers Ottawa’s residents a convenient option to dispose of specialty items that are no longer wanted or needed.

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EcoKids Program

EcoKids Program

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Earth Day Canada

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Annual Event

Objective:

Started in 1994, EcoKids offers free learning activities and resources for Canadian teachers, students, parents and communities to engage in environmental action. EcoKids is designed to inspire children to become life-long environmental stewards through nature connection and play.

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EarthPLAY for Earth Day 2017: Connect to your nature!

EarthPLAY for Earth Day 2017: Connect to your nature!

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Earth Day Canada

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event on April 22

Objective:

Mission
Our Mission To foster and celebrate environmental respect, action and behaviour change that lessens our impact on the earth.

Our Vision All people in Canada are embracing environmental responsibility.

Our Guiding Principles We believe in
• Investing in children and youth as catalysts for change
• Recognizing/Utilizing/Applying the power of education to change lives
• Building an inclusive and accessible community through collaboration
• Building capacity through adaption, innovation and strategic partnerships
• Modeling responsible behaviour change.

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Eco Farm Day 2017 – The 3 Rs of Organic Agriculture: Restorative, Responsible, Resilient

Eco Farm Day 2017 - The 3 Rs of Organic Agriculture: Restorative, Responsible, Resilient

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Canadian Organic Growers Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event in February

Objective:

Canadian Organic Growers Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter presents the Eco Farm Day: The 3 Rs of Organic Agriculture: Restorative, Responsible, Resilient. Join us on Saturday, Feb. 25 and/or Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Ramada Inn in Cornwall. This two-day event is organized by volunteers of the Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outouais chapter of Canadian Organic Growers (COG).

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Urban Organic Gardening Seminars 2017

Urban Organic Gardening Seminars 2017

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Canadian Organic Growers Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter

Timeline for Completion: April and May

Objective:

Learn about organic vegetable, herb, and edible flower gardening with experienced and qualified instructors. Discounts are available for students and seniors with registration for total package of 7 seminars. Take part in these seminars and start a small garden in boxes, containers or raised beds! Learn organic ways of loving Mother Nature, respecting the soil, dealing with problems … knowing you can get advice easily throughout the growing season.

Where: City Hall, 110 Laurier West

When: Tuesday and Thursdays evenings, from 7pm to 9pm., April 18- May 9

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Ferme et Forêt – Nourishment from nature

Ferme et Forêt - Nourishment from nature

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Ferme et Forêt

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

Ferme et Forêt is an organic farm and wild foods enterprise nestled in the Gatineau Hills just north of Ottawa/Gatineau.

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Local resilience – renewable energy – sustainable business

Local resilience – renewable energy – sustainable business

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

Organization: Transition Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Started 2009 Ongoing

Objective:

Transition Ottawa is part of a positive-visioned, international, grass-roots movement working towards a sustainable way of life. Transition solutions include renewable energy, energy and resource saving, food growing, building community and increasing local resilience. Transition businesses are sustainable, using efficient closed loops, local labour and materials and creating long lasting products. A comfortable life and thriving economy while reducing emissions and pollution is 100% possible!

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In-Season at the Cumberland Farmers’ Market

In-Season at the Cumberland Farmers’ Market

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Cumberland Farmers’ Market

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

You will find a wide variety of fresh local produce throughout the market season.

Our regular season runs every Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, starting mid-June and running until mid-October.

Location:
1115 Dunning Rd, Ottawa, ON
R.J. Kennedy Community Centre / Cumberland arena

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Going Green on Your Commute

Going Green on Your Commute

(Theme 1 – Transportation)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Getting around Ottawa in an environmentally friendly way has never been easier. Here is how you can reduce your environmental impact when commuting to your destination!

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Ottawa Sustainability Fund (OSfund)

Ottawa Sustainability Fund (OSfund)

(Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: EnviroCentre

Timeline for Completion: Created 2006 Ongoing

Objective:

The Ottawa Sustainability Fund (OSFund) is a volunteer-led grant program that exclusively funds local environmental projects and is affiliated with the Community Foundation of Ottawa and EnviroCentre.

Since its inception in 2006, the fund has contributed over $100, 000 in grants to Ottawa-based community projects and organizations.

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Take Action on Invasive Plant Issues

Take Action on Invasive Plant Issues

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC)

Timeline for Completion: Founded 2007 Ongoing

Objective:

The Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC) is a multi-sector, non-profit group committed to the collaboration of organizations and citizens in order to more effectively respond to the threat of invasive plants in Ontario.

Mission: To facilitate a coordinated and effective response to the threat of invasive plants by providing leadership, expertise, and a forum to education, motivate and empower organizations and citizens.

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Ottawa School Food Network

Ottawa School Food Network

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Just Food

Timeline for Completion: Started early 2016 Ongoing

Objective:

The Ottawa School Food Network is comprised of non-profit agencies and community initiatives working to increase Good Food within schools city-wide.

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The Ontario Woodlot Association – Dedicated to the wise use of Onatrio’s private forests

The Ontario Woodlot Association - Dedicated to the wise use of Onatrio's private forests

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

Organization: The Ontario Woodlot Association

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our Vision
Healthy and productive forests will always be part of Ontario’s landscape. All Ontarians will recognize the importance of maintaining healthy and productive forests on private lands. Woodlot owners will be acknowledged and supported in their role as the caretakers of this valuable resource and natural heritage.

Our Mission
The OWA promotes the sustainable management of Ontario’s privately owned forest by providing our members with guidance and advice, and by representing their interests through a united provincial voice. We are working to ensure that Ontario’s privately owned forest will always contribute to the health of our society, our environment and the economy.

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Big Rideau Lake Association – Our lake. Our legacy.

Big Rideau Lake Association - Our lake. Our legacy.

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Big Rideau Lake Association (BRLA)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Big Rideau Lake Association (BRLA) is committed to long-term environment protection and service to all who use our lake and share its resources.

Within the BRLA, we work to monitor, maintain and protect the water quality, shores and environs of Big and Lower Rideau Lakes, and study, report and, if necessary, advocate on environmental issues that affect our area.

We are also active in the protection of wildlife habitat. Tracking and promoting the health of the Rideau Lakes is one of our key concerns. Our lake’s environment supports a great diversity of wildlife, in its deep cold water and along its rocky shorelines and in its wetlands.

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Egg Farmers of Canada – 50 years growing, 50 years greening

Egg Farmers of Canada - 50 years growing, 50 years greening

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 5 – Food, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC)

Timeline for Completion: Founded 1972 Ongoing

Objective:

The planet is warming at a rate unprecedented in the past 1,300 years, and the resulting harm to humanity could be catastrophic.¹ Climate change has become one of the greatest challenges of our era and every industry has a responsibility to tackle the problem head-on.

To reduce our environmental footprint while creating jobs for this generation and the next, we need to make more for less. We need to create more products and services while using less land, less water, and fewer fossil fuels. If it sounds impossible? It is not. Greening and growing productivity can go hand-in-hand. The egg industry, after all, has been doing it for a half-century.

Over the past 50 years Canadian egg production has increased by 50% while the industry’s environmental footprint dropped by almost 50%. Our industry is leading the charge into a sustainable future.

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St Lawrence River – River Institute Community Programs

St Lawrence River - River Institute Community Programs

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

Organization: St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The River Institute encourages people of all ages to get involved and excited about our environment. The annual conference, speaker series, summer camps, and open house events encourage the entire community to get involved in environmental initiatives.

Our community programs help us connect with our neighbours and build a deeper local appreciation for the vital scientific, social and economic importance of our river ecosystems.

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St. Lawrence River Institute – River Programs

St. Lawrence River Institute - River Programs

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

Organization: OPG’s St. Lawrence Power Development Centre with the River Institute

Timeline for Completion: Founded in 1994 Ongoing

Objective:

With the St. Lawrence River as our natural laboratory, we are a leading centre for freshwater ecosystem research, science-based education, and engaging community programs.

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Living Locally Fair – Annual January Event in Russell

Living Locally Fair - Annual January Event in Russell

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Russell & District Horticultural Society

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Annual Event on 3rd Saturday in January

Objective:

The Living Locally Fair is brought to you by the Russell and District Horticultural Society in partnership with St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School.

Exhibitors include local farmers who produce and market food locally, local producers who deal in organic, fair-trade or ecological products, organizations whose mandate is to provide education, training and advice relevant to “Living Locally” , and local public and private service providers that have goods and services that are environmentally friendly and support the environmental and social sustainability of our communities.

Date: Saturday, January 21st, 2017 9:30am to 4:00pm

Location:
St. Thomas Aquinas High School
1211 South Russell Road
Russell, Ontario

FREE to attend

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Foxy Recycle – helping to keep recyclable waste out of landfill

Foxy Recycle - helping to keep recyclable waste out of  landfill

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Foxy Recycle inc.

Timeline for Completion: Founded 1985 Ongoing

Objective:

We are proud to offer a service to ethically control e-waste and the data tied to these items for reuse when possible or “till end of life”, as mandated by our International Standards for E-waste Handling.

Residential: FREE Electronics Drop-Off

Foxy Recycle encourages the general public to recycle old and used electronic equipment responsibly. We are always searching for ways to promote, create awareness and educate the community on the importance of recycling end of life electronics and the effects of these electronics on the environment.

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Kemp Woodland – Informal Trails

Kemp Woodland - Informal Trails

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

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Kemp Woodlot is a 9 hectare mature cedar forest in Stittsville that is well over 100 years old. The natural area is along the Trans-Canada Trail and there are informal trails in the natural area.

What you’ll experience:
•Distance: informal trails
•Location: Stittsville

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Morris Island Conservation Area – Walking Trails

Morris Island Conservation Area - Walking Trails

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The 47 hectare site offers a diverse natural environment of wetland and upland areas with beautiful sheltered bays, small off-shore islands and spectacular scenic views of the Ottawa River. Picnic areas and canoe launches are available. Fishing for pickerel, perch, and pike is a common activity at the site. A diverse bird population makes it a popular birding location.

What you’ll experience:
•Distance: 6 km of trails
•Location: Along the Ottawa River near Fitzroy Harbour

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Carp Hills Forest – Various Trails

Carp Hills Forest - Various Trails

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Carp Hills are an extension of the same Canadian Shield ecosystem as Gatineau and Algonquin Parks, with rock outcrops and woodlands. The City owns 1000 hectares of this natural area that includes many shallow beaver ponds connected by small streams. Thinly soiled uplands support young forests of red maple, sugar maple, white spruce, trembling aspen, white birch, bur oak and red oak. Several great blue heron colonies are known to use the ponds.

What you’ll experience:
•Distance: 1-2 km pathway at Hidden Lake Park in the Village of Carp, longer more rugged trails elsewhere
•Location: The Carp Hills run roughly northwest from the South March Highlands at March Road to the Kinburn

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Richelieu Park – Walking Pathways

Richelieu Park - Walking Pathways

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Richelieu Park is a 17 hectare rich maple forest that is home to many species of birds and small woodland animals. Picnic tables, playgrounds, park benches, flower beds and the 2.5 km of hiking and cycling trails make this a popular spot.

What you’ll experience:
• Distance: 2.5 km of pathways
• Location: Vanier

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Caldwell-Carver Conservation Area – Walking Pathways

Caldwell-Carver Conservation Area - Walking Pathways

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Caldwell-Carver Conservation area has pathways around the eastern shore of McKay Lake and a smaller pond with a sandy beach. The rich woodland retains an abundance of bird species.

What you’ll experience:
• Distance: 2-4 km of pathways
• Location: Rockcliffe Park

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South March Highlands Conservation Forest – Various Trails

South March Highlands Conservation Forest - Various Trails

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Visit 450 hectares of beautiful and diverse habitats ranging from woodlands and wetlands to rocky outcrops of the Canadian Shield. It includes a mature sugar maple forest, scenic outlooks, numerous small ponds, a large central wetland, ponds, rugged terrain and steep slopes.

What you’ll experience:
•Distance: 15.2 km of trails are maintained by the Ottawa Mountain Bike Association and open to everyone
•Location: Kanata North

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Torbolton Forest – Various Trails

Torbolton Forest - Various Trails

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Torbolton Forest is 260 hectares of tall red, white and jack pine and red oak in the centre of the Village of Constance Bay. After a walk in the forest, enjoy the nearby beach on the Ottawa River! The natural area is within the Constance Bay Sand Hills, which is a provincially significant dune forest complex. As the areas is known for poison ivy, take care to take precautions.

What you’ll experience:
•Distance: Various trails
•Location: Village of Constance Bay

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Cumberland Forest – Various Trails

Cumberland Forest - Various Trails

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Cumberland Forest is 600 hectares in size, split into three parcels of land surrounding the Village of Vars. The forest is dominated by red maple, poplar, birch trees, red and white pine. The properties in the central block form part of the provincially significant Limoges Wetland Complex and serve as an important wildlife corridor.

What you’ll experience:
•Distance: Various trails
•Location: Surrounding the Village of Vars

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Petrie Island – Walking Trails, Swimming, and Boating

Petrie Island - Walking Trails, Swimming, and Boating

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Petrie Island is a 291 hectare conservation and recreation area located along the Ottawa River in the east end of the City. It is primarily known for its beach but also offers hiking, canoeing, kayaking and it is considered a favorite destination for naturalists and hikers. Petrie Island consists of wetlands, forests and a series of islands on the Ottawa River with a total shoreline length, including all channels and bays, of about 12 km. It includes a provincially significant wetland. The Friends of Petrie Island operate a nature centre in an old cottage near the picnic area. The centre is open weekends in May, June and September and daily in July and August

What you’ll experience:
•Distance: 5 km of trails
•Location: Accessible from the Trim Road exit on Regional Road 174

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Trillium Woods – Walking Trail

Trillium Woods - Walking Trail

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

This natural area of 134 hectares of woods is rich for its biodiversity, recreational trails, frog pond, and great opportunities to spot white trilliums and other wildflowers in springtime. It is known for its mature upland forest, which includes sugar maples, beech, white pine and red oak trees.

What you’ll experience:
•Distance: 5 km of trails
•Location: Kanata North

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Marlborough Forest – Cedar Grove Trail

Marlborough Forest - Cedar Grove Trail

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Marlborough Forest is one of the most significant areas in the City of Ottawa for maintaining diversity and ecological functions. The City owns 8,149 hectares of this large natural area. It includes several different types of wetlands and a wide variety of forests, thickets and open fields. In addition to being part of the Rideau Trail System, a hiking trail that runs from Ottawa to Kingston, the Marlborough Forest features the Cedar Grove trail (with parking lot on Roger Stevens Drive), and a number of snowmobile trails maintained by the Rideau Snowmobile Association.

•Distance: The Cedar Grove Nature Trail that is 2 km in length. It is maintained The Rideau Trail Association.
•Location: Roger Stevens Drive

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Sheila McKee Park – Walking Trail

Sheila McKee Park - Walking Trail

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

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The escarpment along the Ottawa River’s shore allows visitors to experience the peacefulness and beauty of the area. The rocky shore’s special qualities include waterfalls in summer, ice formations in winter; miniature evergreen trees and some very old evergreens growing out of the steep cliffs.

•Distance: 2 km of trails
•Location: Along the Ottawa River east of Dunrobin

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Keddy Nature Sanctuary

Keddy Nature Sanctuary

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

Organization: Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Keddy Nature Sanctuary (KNS) encompasses close to a square mile of forest and wetland on the very edge of the Canadian shield, just an hour west of Ottawa on the east side of Lanark County.

In late January 2014, MMLT finalized a conservation easement agreement with Paul and Cathy Keddy on their beautiful 530-acre property located in the northeastern corner of Drummond-North Elmsley Township. The Keddys, both professional ecologists, first discovered this spectacular property back in the ‘70s, long before the area was designated a Provincially Significant Wetland Complex.

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City Stream Watch Program – Monitoring in Corkery Creek

City Stream Watch Program - Monitoring in Corkery Creek

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

Organization: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA)

Timeline for Completion: Summer 2015

Objective:

In 2015, permission was granted to survey the 40 sections of Corkery Creek, shown on Figure 3, which cover approximately 4 km of the main creek. While these 40 sampled sections provide a good representation of the overall condition of Corkery Creek it should be noted that several large sections of the creek which flow through unwadeable wetland areas, or through properties where permission was not granted are not represented in this assessment. These areas provide additional diversity of habitat with valuable natural functions.

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City of Ottawa – Waterhead and Subwatershed Studies

City of Ottawa - Waterhead and Subwatershed Studies

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

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Completed

Objective:

The City has committed to preparing watershed and subwatershed plans to provide environmental direction to land use decisions. A watershed, also known as a catchment or basin, is the land drained by a river and its tributaries. It is separated from adjacent watersheds by a land ridge or divide. A subwatershed is usually a smaller area of land draining to a single tributary of a larger river.

The City and the local Conservation Authority work together to prepare watershed and subwatershed plans, with the Conservation Authority typically taking the lead for watershed studies that extend beyond the City’s boundaries, and the City taking the lead for subwatershed studies.

Completed studies include:
. Carp River Watershed/Subwatershed Study
. Greater Cardinal Creek Subwatershed Management Plan
. Jock River Reach 1 Subwatershed Plan
. Mud Creek Subwatershed Study
. Sawmill Creek Subwatershed Study
. Shields Creek Subwatershed Study
. Shirley’s Brook and Watts Creek Subwatershed Study
. Upper Poole Creek Rehabilitation Project

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Jock River Reach 2 and Mud Creek Subwatershed Studies

Jock River Reach 2 and Mud Creek Subwatershed Studies

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

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The City of Ottawa has initiated two Subwatershed Studies to develop environmental management actions that over the long term will improve the health and condition of the natural environment system of both Jock River Reach 2 and Mud Creek.

The Jock River Reach 2 subwatershed includes all the lands that flow into Flowing Creek, Monahan Drain, Faulkner Drain, and Leamy Creek. The subwatershed includes the villages of Richmond and Fallowfield, the community of Bridlewood, and the south portion of Stittsville.

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Frontenac Arch Biosphere – Amazing Places

Frontenac Arch Biosphere - Amazing Places

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Frontenac Arch is an ancient granite bridge from the Canadian Shield to the Adirondack Mountains with an incredibly rich natural environment and history. The Frontenac Arch Biosphere is a 5,000 sq.km region of the Frontenac Arch, extending from Kingston to Brockville, Gananoque to Perth.

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Explore the Frontenac Arch Biosphere

Explore the Frontenac Arch Biosphere

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Frontenac Arch Biosphere introduces you the numerous and wonderful trails and routes in the region, but also to the character of this landscape and community.

There’s no better way to get to know a region so very rich in natural and cultural heritage than to walk, cycle, paddle, ski or tour across the face of the land. This site, then, is both your guide, and interpreter.

The Frontenac Arch is an ancient granite bridge from the Canadian Shield to the Adirondack Mountains with an incredibly rich natural environment and history.

The Frontenac Arch Biosphere is a 5,000 sq.km region of the Frontenac Arch, extending from Kingston to Brockville, Gananoque to Perth.

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Frontenac Arch Biosphere – Building a Sustainable Community

Frontenac Arch Biosphere - Building a Sustainable Community

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

Organization: Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Vision
The Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network will be known as a champion for world-class sustainable community development that celebrates nature, livelihood, wellbeing and culture, and forges a better way of living and growing together.

Mission
The Frontenac Arch Biosphere Network’s Mission is to encourage people to work together toward a sustainable community.

Enough for all, for all time.

Recognized in 2002 when it became a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve

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Ontario Environmental Farm Plan – sustainably farmed

Ontario Environmental Farm Plan - sustainably farmed

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Workshops

Objective:

Canada-Ontario Environmental Farm Plan – A voluntary environmental education and awareness program

The Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association (OSCIA) is a unique non-profit farm organization that represents all commodity groups across the province.

We are leaders in producer education, local association development, program delivery and consumer outreach.

The Environmental Farm Plan (EFP) is an assessment voluntarily prepared by farm families to increase their environmental awareness in up to 23 different areas on their farm. Through the EFP local workshop process, farmers highlight their farm’s environmental strengths, identify areas of environmental concern, and set realistic action plans with time tables to improve environmental conditions. The EFP can then be used in conjunction with cost-share programs to begin implementing their action plans.

The idea for Environmental Farm Plans originated from the Ontario farm community. Farmers have been involved in every stage of developing the EFP through the Ontario Farm Environmental Coalition.

See website for upcoming workshops near you.

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SJAM Winter Trail – welcoming a diversity of users

SJAM Winter Trail - welcoming a diversity of users

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

Organization: Westboro Beach Community ….. a green and active living Ottawa neighbourhood

Project Start Date: Started Feb 2016 Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Creating and maintaining groomed winter trails along the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway from Westboro Beach to the War Museum in Ottawa.

A groomed multi-use winter trail along the Sir John A. Macdonald (SJAM) multi-use pathway (MUP) promotes active living and provides access to the Ottawa River shoreline, welcoming a diversity of users, whether they are walking, on skis, snowshoes or a snow bike. The salt-free trail will respect environmental sensitivities unique to the river shoreline.

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Self-driving Car Pilot Program – development of autonomous vehicle technology

Self-driving Car Pilot Program - development of autonomous vehicle technology

(Theme 1 – Transportation)

Organization: Ministry of Transportation (Ontario)

Timeline for Completion: 2016 – 2026 (ten years)

Objective:

Ontario is supporting innovation in the transportation sector by launching the first automated vehicle (AV) pilot program in Canada, led by The University of Waterloo, the Erwin Hymer Group and BlackBerry QNX.

Automated vehicles are driverless or self-driving vehicles capable of detecting and navigating the surrounding environment, and have the potential to help improve road safety and fuel efficiency, as well as reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions. The pilot brings together a range of expertise from the research, manufacturing and technology sectors to advance innovation and capability in Ontario’s AV sector.

. BlackBerry QNX, Ottawa, a Canadian global software development leader, which will test a 2017 Lincoln with automated features.

. The WATCar Project at the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Automotive Research, which will monitor a Lincoln MKZ for performance and test it on-road at different levels of automation

•The Erwin Hymer Group, an international auto manufacturer active in the Kitchener-Waterloo tech and innovation corridor, which will test and monitor a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van at different levels of automation

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Sustainable Capacity Centre – Sustainable Eastern Ontario

Sustainable Capacity Centre - Sustainable Eastern Ontario

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

Organization: Sustainable Eastern Ontario

Timeline for Completion: Launched 2015 Ongoing

Objective:

shared office space, meeting place, collaboration house, support service, and incubator for grassroots sustainability!
The Sustainable Capacity Centre is located at the second floor at 969 Wellington St West in Ottawa! This location is a vibrant spot where community, sustainability, and capacity are coming together.

The eco-incubator program is an opportunity for small unincorporated organizations to be ‘housed’ at the Sustainable Capacity Centre for:
. Administrative Support
. Financial Management and Fundraising
. Project or Staff Support

For groups looking to start a sustainability initiative, but not wanting the burden of running a non-profit, the eco-incubator program is a great fit.

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Sustainable Eastern Ontario – fosters partnerships and collaborations on sustainability activities

Sustainable Eastern Ontario -  fosters partnerships and collaborations on sustainability activities

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

Organization: Sustainable Eastern Ontario

Timeline for Completion: Founded 2010 Ongoing

Objective:

Sustainable Eastern Ontario is a network organization that fosters partnerships and collaborations on sustainability activities throughout Eastern Ontario by:

● Supporting sustainable capacity-­‐building for organizations, businesses, institutions, and educational partners
● Enhancing administration, communications, and fundraising within the non-profit sector
● Promoting collaboration and community-­building within the environmental sector
● Sponsoring and supporting projects in partnership with members on environmental themes and sustainability including capacity-­building, environmental education, green economy and energy, eco-­‐tourism, and other initiatives

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Sustainable 613 Green Pages

Sustainable 613 Green Pages

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

Organization: Sustainable Eastern Ontario

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Green Pages (formerly the National Capital Green) are a regional print and online directory containing listings of local products, services, businesses and organizations of Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. This directory is designed to celebrate and support the many sustainable groups and businesses in the National Capital Region and to connect the public with eco-friendly options in their community.

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National Capital Environmental Nonprofit Network (NCENN)

National Capital Environmental Nonprofit Network (NCENN)

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

Organization: Sustainable Eastern Ontario

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The National Capital Environmental Non-profit Network (NCENN) is a collaboration of environmental non-profits across Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec with the following goals:

◦To share information and resources among local environmental groups in the national capital region

◦To provide opportunities for networking among ENGO staff, Board members, and volunteers

◦To provide capacity-building opportunities that address specific needs and concerns in the local environmental sector

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Community Energy Network of Eastern Ontario

Community Energy Network of Eastern Ontario

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Sustainable Eastern Ontario

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Community Energy Network of Eastern Ontario is a broad community network focused on green energy. The network is a collaboration of organizations, businesses, community groups, and partners who have taken the Community Energy Network Pledge.

Community Energy Network Pledge:
We support the movement toward clean community energy through renewable energy production, energy efficiency and conservation. We commit to collaborating with other organizations through the Community Energy Network of Eastern Ontario to promote outreach, education, and implementation of this initiative across Eastern Ontario and the National Capital Region.

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Sustainable Transportation across Eastern Ontario

Sustainable Transportation across Eastern Ontario

(Theme 1 – Transportation)

Organization: Sustainable Eastern Ontario

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Sustainable transportation options include vehicle sharing, cycling, fuel efficient vehicles, public transportation, and more!

There are many initiatives across Eastern Ontario that are focused on promoting sustainable transportation. This special feature page showcases a number of these unique initiatives, including organizations, training opportunities, and events.

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Nature Connections: Learn – Play – Grow – Share – Discover

Nature Connections: Learn  -  Play  -  Grow  -  Share  -  Discover

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

Organization: Nature Connections

Timeline for Completion: Founded 2013 Ongoing

Objective:

We offer you creative ideas to meet your needs while giving back to the Earth. We facilitate learning from nature to tackle everyday problems and challenges. We share skills for living lightly and surviving the next power outage, camping trip, or apocalypse. We encourage everyone to get dirty, observe, learn, play and create as children do – unhindered by “I can’t” and “I’m not good at”.

Nature isn’t something that is “out there” and separate from us. It is right here, where we are. If we all start small, act local, work together, and learn from nature, we can all live happier, healthier, more fulfilling and harmonious lives – together. We look forward to meeting or seeing you again soon. Come play with us!

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Eco Echo – Nurturing a sustainable living community

Eco Echo - Nurturing a sustainable living community

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

Organization: FermeMinnesFarm

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Mission Statement-A commitment to our community

Eco Echo offers exceptional learning experiences, inspires lifelong environmental and community stewardship and demonstrates models for sustainable land management. Our mission includes:

1. Preservation of the natural, historical and cultural heritage of the Outaouais region of Québec

2. Establishing, maintaining and managing protected areas and nature reserves including those with features of natural, scientific, environmental, historical or cultural value, and to encourage scientific research and educational services

3. Educating the public on the conservation and preservation of the landscape, ecology and wildlife

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Les ARTerres – Nature and creativity are the roots and wings of childhood

Les ARTerres - Nature and creativity are the roots and wings of childhood

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

Organization: Les ARTerres

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Les Arterres seeks to create deep-rooted connections between people and places and promote core values such as personal and environmental responsibility, individual and collective creativity, and cultural respect and interrelation. We are so proud to be part of a movement towards deep nature connection that creates a resilient culture.

Our work is based on the 8 Shields Model, developed by Jon Young at the 8 Shields Institute in the US, and each program is crafted to inspire deep nature connection that can balance and restore health and well-being. Spending time in nature and engaging in creative processes, we experience the magic of the natural world, develop confidence and a quiet mind, as well as a deep rooted sense of belonging. As Bill Plotkin writes: the gift that we carry for others is “not an attempt to save the world, but to fully belong to it.”

Les Arterres’ mission is to honour, cultivate and support the discovery of each person’s gift, so that they may offer it to others and the world. We do so by offering a space to explore and learn about nature through Coyote Mentoring and core routines of nature connection and creative projects and processes. Bill Plotkin adds: “The offering of that gift–your true self–is the most you can do to love and serve the world. And it is all the world needs.”

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Striking Balance: Exploring Canada’s Biosphere Reserves

Striking Balance: Exploring Canada's Biosphere Reserves

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

Organization: TVO, the Knowledge Network and The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Timeline for Completion: Striking Balance TVO episodes (weekly) – Oct and Nov 2016

Objective:

Most of the time when Canadians think about nature, we think about far off places – wilderness areas, untouched by humans. But the reality is, those places don’t exist. People have been a part of nearly every Canadian landscape for thousands of years, so what if our concept of nature included people? UNESCO Biosphere Reserves are a way to think about nature that includes people as part of the environment. For those living in Canada’s Biosphere Reserves, the environment is only healthy if human communities and the ecosystems that sustain them are both thriving – today, and for hundreds of years to come.

Join us on a journey across Canada, as we look at our amazing UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in this cinematic documentary series. The series explores long term sustainability across time, cultures and industries and is produced in partnership with TVO, the Knowledge Network and The Nature Conservancy of Canada with the support of The Canadian Commission for UNESCO and Parks Canada.

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Asinabka Blue Water Trail – around island of Hull, Quebec

Asinabka Blue Water Trail - around island of Hull, Quebec

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Ottawa Riverkeeper

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Asinabka Blue Water Trail around the island of Hull reflects the historical, political, cultural and spiritual heart of the National Capital Region (and, it could be argued, of Canada). It also provides first-hand, close-up views of some of the best geological and ecological features in the region.

The Asinabke Blue Water Trail is part of a larger concept of returning the entire length of the Ottawa River to its former traditional use as a major travel route for non-motorized craft of continental significance.

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Fostering Forest Succession in Champlain Park

Fostering Forest Succession in Champlain Park

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

Organization: The Champlain Oaks Project

Timeline for Completion: Sept 2016

Objective:

The riverine forest bordering Champlain Park in Westboro (Ottawa) is an integral part of the community experience. Residents and the Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) have entered into an agreement with the National Capital Commission (NCC) to cooperate in the management of this small forested area between Pontiac Avenue and the Ottawa River Parkway.

On Saturday, Sept 17, 2016 residents planted 25 trees in a corridor connecting Pontiac to walking trails in the forest recently cleared by the NCC of dead ash trees and buckthorn that has come to dominate the understory. The planting included two clumps of yellow birch (7 trees in all), 4 poplar, 11 bur oaks, and three american chestnuts in section 25 of the forest (follow this link to the grid map used to guide projects in the forest). The goal is to reintroduce native and near-native trees species that can support the gradual succession of the flora and fauna towards a mature forest. The NCC plans to do something similar next Spring in other cleared areas of the forest.

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Glengarry Trails – Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Education

Glengarry Trails - Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Education

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Friends of Glengarry Trails Association (FGTA)

Timeline for Completion: Founded March, 1999 Ongoing

Objective:

Our Mission: To develop, maintain and promote a safe, public trail system that provides opportunities for outdoor recreation and environmental education, and to foster appreciation of and to help preserve the natural heritage of the Glengarry Trails.

The Friends of Glengarry Trails Association (FGTA) is a volunteer group of trails enthusiasts who devote their efforts to the development and maintenance of a nature trail system in the Township of North Glengarry.

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Wateridge Village at Rockcliffe – Ottawa’s visionary new 310 Acre landmark community

Wateridge Village at Rockcliffe - Ottawa's visionary new 310 Acre landmark community

(Theme 3 – Design, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Claridge Homes, Tartan Homes, and Uniform Developments

Project Start Date: 2016

Objective:

Wateridge Village is a sustainable new community minutes from downtown overlooking the Ottawa River. Celebrating both the legacy of the former Rockcliffe Lands and the brilliance of modern urban design. Visionary and masterful in scope, Wateridge Village will be home to design-forward residences, retail and office space, unparalleled amenities, beautiful parks, trails and so much more.

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Carlington Hill – Mountain Bike Park

Carlington Hill - Mountain Bike Park

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Ottawa Mountain Bike Association (OMBA)

Project Start Date: Sept 2016

Objective:

OMBA is planning a park with a circuit of small hills and jumps called a “pump track,” a mountain bike skills area, dirt jumps, and trails designed for riders of different skill levels.

The features will be added to the southern and western edges of Carlington Park, eventually taking up about half of the park area over four phases of construction. The park will be designed and constructed using sustainable, environmentally protective trail building practices to reduce erosion.

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Somerset Street Depaving – Sandy Hill Tree Group

Somerset Street Depaving – Sandy Hill Tree Group

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

Organization: Action Sandy Hill

Project Start Date: Sept 2016

Objective:

The Sandy Hill Tree Group is working with the City of Ottawa on a greenscaping pilot project. With the support of the City’s Neighbourhood Connection Office, we will be de-paving several City-owned areas along Somerset Street in September 2016, replacing asphalt with perennials, shrubs and trees.

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Ray of Light – New Large Scale Solar Initiative

Ray of Light - New Large Scale Solar Initiative

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Energy Ottawa and partner City of Ottawa

Project Start Date: Sept 201620 years

Objective:

Energy Ottawa, a subsidiary of Hydro Ottawa, and the City of Ottawa announce their solar rooftop installation project. The Jim Durrell Recreation Centre on Walkley Road is one of eight large installation projects being planned on municipal buildings, including arenas, pools and city garages. These installs will provide the city with an increase in its renewable generation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 41,382 metric tonnes over the 20-year term.

Other facilities include:
◦Ray Friel Complex on Tenth Line Road,
◦Kanata Recreation Complex on Charlie Rogers Place,
◦Walter Baker Sports Centre on Malvern Drive,
◦François Dupuis Recreation Centre on Portobello Boulevard,
◦Operations Garage on Conroy Road,
◦Articulated Bus Garage on Industrial Avenue,
◦Operations Garage on Iber Road.

Once all eight solar projects are complete, the systems are expected to generate nearly 3,000,000 kWh/year; the equivalent of removing more than 300 homes from the grid annually.

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Vegetation Management Project – Mud Lake

Vegetation Management Project - Mud Lake

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: National Capital Commission (NCC)

Timeline for Completion: Fall 2017

Objective:

Mud Lake is one of the most ecologically important natural habitats in the urban part of Canada’s Capital Region.

To protect Mud Lake’s natural habitat, the National Capital Commission (NCC) has launched a vegetation management project. The NCC plans to undertake manual and mechanical work from the fall of 2015 to fall 2017 to control invasive non-native plant species. This work will allow native plant species to become re-established, as well as help to preserve the ecological integrity of the natural environment.

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WM Ottawa Residential Recycling Center

WM Ottawa Residential Recycling Center

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Waste Management – West Carleton Environmental Centre

Timeline for Completion: Started 2009 Ongoing

Objective:

We have taken a leadership role in promoting the recycling and reuse of materials that would otherwise end up in landfills.

Drop off your electronic waste, tires, plastics, steel etc. for free at the Ottawa Landfill.

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Landfill Gas to Energy

Landfill Gas to Energy

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Waste Management of Canada Corporation

Timeline for Completion: Completed 2010 Ongoing

Objective:

Waste Management’s landfill gas-to-energy generating plant turns methane gas into renewable energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and providing electricity to consumers at the same time.

This facility consisting of five engines powered by gas from the existing landfill site and in turn generates approximately 6.4 megawatts of electricity into the Ottawa grid. This amount of electricity allows hydro to service approximately 6,400 homes a year.

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Wildlife Habitat Conservation

Wildlife Habitat Conservation

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Waste Management – West Carleton Environmental Centre

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing since 2006

Objective:

In 2006, the Waste Management Ottawa facility received international recognition for its contribution to wildlife habitat conservation at its landfill site.

In operation since 1971, the Ottawa waste facility is situated in the mixed wood plains of Ontario and consists of 142 hectares of land. The landscape of the landfill features a surface water pond, two sediment ponds, wooded areas, a grassy berm and a sand pit.

The company’s wildlife team has applied barley straw to pond areas to remove algae and poplar trees have been planted on site. Owl nesting platforms and nesting tubes for mallard ducks were also installed.

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GREEN ACRES – Ottawa’s Rural Reforestation Program

GREEN ACRES - Ottawa's Rural Reforestation Program

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

Organization: City of Ottawa and Conservation Authorities (MVCA, RVCA, SNCA)

Timeline for Completion: Launched 2000 Ongoing

Objective:

The City of Ottawa’s Green Acres Reforestation Program is looking for empty, idle fields to transform into thriving, green woodlands. The City launched its Green Acres Program in 2000 and has planted well over one million trees inside the city. The program offers technical and financial assistance to rural landowners for planning, planting and maintenance of all their reforestation needs.

What we offer?
— A full service program
— Significant subsidies for all reforestation projects
— Customized tree planting plans that suit your needs
— On-site technical advice from qualified forestry staff
— Tree planting and tending services
— Ordering and handling of trees
— Site preparation
— Survival assessments

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EnviroCentre Transportation Demand Management – Transportation consulting for businesses

EnviroCentre Transportation Demand Management – Transportation consulting for businesses

(Theme 1 – Transportation)

Organization: EnviroCentre

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our Transportation Demand Management (TDM) services help your business or organization identify the right set of measures that will minimize the need for travel and encourage people to walk, bike, carpool, car share or take transit instead of driving alone.

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EnviroCentre Home Energy Assessment

EnviroCentre Home Energy Assessment

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: EnviroCentre

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

EnviroCentre offers energy assessment services that provide a comprehensive analysis of your building’s energy use and identifies the most cost effective ways to make homes and buildings more energy efficient.

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Free Energy Saving Programs through EnviroCentre

Free Energy Saving Programs through EnviroCentre

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: EnviroCentre

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Whether you own or rent a detached home, semi-detached home or row house, EnviroCentre, in cooperation with local utility companies, offers free programs to qualified mid- and low- income customers guaranteed to reduce your utility bill by decreasing your natural gas or electricity usage.

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Buy Local Food Guide – Just Food

Buy Local Food Guide – Just Food

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Just Food

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

The online guide, provides an interactive map where farms of the region, as well as businesses that support local farmers and community gardens are listed, as well as a harvest chart and information about how to eat local.

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Urban Farming – Local.Organic.Community

Urban Farming - Local.Organic.Community

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Britannia Backyard Edibles

Timeline for Completion: Started 2015 Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Britannia Backyard Edibles is a hyper-local urban farm. Our farm produces fresh, organic (non-certified) food using sustainable farming methods.

Providing a food source FOR the community from WITHIN the community means we get to do the work we love right here where we live while fostering positive social and environmental change!

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Motts Mills Conservation Area

Motts Mills Conservation Area

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA)

Timeline for Completion: Opened June, 2016

Objective:

The new Motts Mills Conservation Area is a small but beautiful site that sustains a significant piece of wetland habitat and is home to the recently decommissioned Motts Mills Dam.

For several years, the aging Motts Mills Dam and struggling wetland was identified as an important project. The dam, constructed in 1952 to maintain water levels on the Hutton Marsh, was in need of replacement. The wetland, once home to a diverse number of waterfowl and wildlife, was slowly being overtaken by cattails. The Motts Mills wetland is ecologically significant and is greatly valued by many local residents because of its migratory, living and breeding habitat for Ontario waterfowl and migratory birds.

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Black Rapids Wetland Restoration Project

Black Rapids Wetland Restoration Project

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

Organization: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA)

Timeline for Completion: The wetland will be monitored in 2017, 2019, 2021

Objective:

The NCC is collaborating with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) and the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund to design and construct a wetland in the headwaters of Black Rapids Creek, located in the Greenbelt. The wetland will:
• improve water quality
• provide rare wetland habitat along the Black Rapids Creek system
• increase overall biodiversity

The work planned for September 2016, includes:
• repositioning of fill from the existing work zone to create a wetland feature with a variety of side slopes
• installation of woody debris (i.e. root wads, basking logs and sweeper trees)
• re-vegetation of the riparian area by planting native trees, shrubs and
wetland vegetation

Post effectiveness monitoring of the new wetland feature is planned for 2017, 2019, 2021.

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Fresh Food in Ottawa’s Greenbelt – Riverglen Biodynamics Farm

Fresh Food in Ottawa’s Greenbelt - Riverglen Biodynamics Farm

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Riverglen Biodynamic Farm

Timeline for Completion: Started 2006 Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

We take a holistic approach to farming, guided by organic, biodynamic and permaculture principles. The gradual process of developing a ”whole farm”, whereby a diversity of living systems, both plant and animal, are designed and managed in order to work together.

Location: Our mixed farm is located in the west end of Ottawa’s Greenbelt, near Carling and Moodie. Surrounded by suburban forest and wetland, we are nestled on the banks of Shirley’s Bay on the Ottawa river, only 15 minutes drive from downtown.

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From our Farms, Kitchens, Gardens and Workshops to you….

From our Farms, Kitchens, Gardens and Workshops to you....

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Frontenac Farmer’s Market – A Local Producer Based Farmers Market in Verona!

Timeline for Completion: Started 2005 Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

The Frontenac Farmers Market offers a friendly welcoming environment that brings the producer to you.

Time and Place

SATURDAYS
9 – 2 pm
May 21, 2016 – Oct 29, 2016

Prince Charles Public School
6875 Hwy. 38, Verona, Ontario

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Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel (CSST) – City of Ottawa

Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel (CSST) - City of Ottawa

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

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Start construction Summer 2016 and Operational in 2020

Objective:

The Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel (CSST) is one of the most important projects of the Ottawa River Action Plan (ORAP), which is the City of Ottawa’s roadmap to protect the Ottawa River for future generations.

The CSST will greatly reduce the frequency of sewage overflows during storms from entering the Ottawa River, and will help protect the river. These tunnels will hold up to 43,000m3 of sewer overflow during major rainfalls, the equivalent capacity of approximately 18 Olympic sized pools. Once rainfall has subsided, this water will then be treated and returned safely to the Ottawa River.

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Urban Forest Management Plan – Putting Down Roots for the Future

Urban Forest Management Plan - Putting Down Roots for the Future

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

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Spring 2017

Objective:

The City is developing an Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) for Ottawa. As one of City Council’s Strategic Initiatives, the UFMP will provide a comprehensive and strategic approach to protecting, maintaining and enhancing the urban forest.

Canada’s capital city has an opportunity to become a leader in urban forest management reinforcing the value of its green assets.

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Save Time Ride More – Mobile Bike Tune-Up and Repair with VéloFix

Save Time Ride More - Mobile Bike Tune-Up and Repair with VéloFix

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

Organization: VéloFix – Gatineau/Ottawa West and Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Helping cyclists of any sort . SaveTime RideMore . by providing convenient, high quality bike repair services.

Vélofix is a Mobile Bike Shop that offers a range of bike tune-up and repair services that are customizable to fit your needs.

Ottawa/Gatineau locations:

335 rue Place Nelson Morin
Gatineau, QC J9H6N1

6905 Bois Ave,
Ottawa, ON K1C

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Car Sharing Made Easy!

Car Sharing Made Easy!

(Theme 1 – Transportation)

Organization: EnviroCentre in partnership with VRTUCAR

Timeline for Completion: Started 2000 Ongoing

Objective:

Car sharing is a way to use a car without the expense or responsibility of owning one.

If you usually walk, cycle or take transit and only need a car occasionally, car sharing is a good transportation option!

VRTUCAR is Ottawa’s car sharing organization, with cars in over twenty Ottawa neighbourhoods.

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uOttawa Carpooling can save you money, time and frustration!

uOttawa Carpooling can save you money, time and frustration!

(Theme 1 – Transportation)

Organization: University of Ottawa – Office of Campus Sustainability

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

At the University of Ottawa, the carpooling program helps employees and students find suitable carpool partners for daily commutes around University.

A variety of incentives are provided to carpoolers, including preferential parking and an emergency ride program.

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Savour Ottawa – local foods and experiences

Savour Ottawa - local foods and experiences

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Just Food

Timeline for Completion: Started 2006 Ongoing

Objective:

The Savour Ottawa brand provides you with instant recognition for local agricultural products. When you see the Savour Ottawa logo at farmers’ markets, butcheries, retail grocery stores and more, you can feel assured that each product or establishment with the logo has undergone a verification process to ensure that they are using local food in their products, or are a local producer.

Savour Ottawa works to develop and promote Ottawa and area as a premier, year-round culinary destination, with robust offerings of local foods and experiences for both locals and visitors to the area.

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Community Gardening Network of Ottawa

Community Gardening Network of Ottawa

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Just Food

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Community Gardening Network of Ottawa is an information and resource-sharing network that supports the sustainable development of community gardens within the City. Just Food delivers an annual gardening workshop series that parallels the growing season.

A Community Garden Development Fund was established in 2009, as a collaboration between Just Food, the City of Ottawa and members of the Community Gardening Network, each providing representation to the annual allocations committee. The annual $76,000 fund is used to start new community gardens, and to expand and enhance existing gardens, within the City of Ottawa. In August 2015 Ottawa City Council passed a motion to increase the Community Garden Development Fund by $15,000 annually.

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Hidden Harvest Ottawa – Trees Feeding People

Hidden Harvest Ottawa - Trees Feeding People

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Hidden Harvest Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

By putting the harvests to good use, Hidden Harvest Ottawa helps increase local food security, address climate change and also build a food-tree friendly city.

There is local food that could be put to good use.

By picking and sharing the fruit and nuts of Ottawa, we make good use of local food and inspire community members to plant food trees for the future.

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Educational Programming – The Museopark: The Past in a Natural Setting!

Educational Programming - The Museopark: The Past in a Natural Setting!

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

Organization: Muséoparc Vanier Museopark

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our mission: The Muséoparc Vanier Museopark is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development, preservation and dissemination of both the tangible and intangible heritage of the Quartier Vanier, Richelieu Park and the French-speaking population of Ottawa, for the present as well as future generations.

The Muséoparc Vanier Museopark® offers students a rich learning environment. Its activities are aimed at supporting the work of teachers, and follow the Ontario curriculum, including its language development policies.

Educational programs are provided throughout the school year from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Each activity lasts 90 minutes.

Location: 300, avenue des Pères Blancs, Vanier

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Local, Sustainable and Organically Grown – Right From Your Backyard!

Local, Sustainable and Organically Grown - Right From Your Backyard!

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Edible Landscaping Ottawa – Bringing Family and Food Together

Timeline for Completion: Launched in 2013 Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Local and sustainable produce right from your backyard and the best part is we only use organic methods!

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Explore water with us! Starting with the Ottawa River…

Explore water with us!  Starting with the Ottawa River…

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

Organization: Water Rangers

Timeline for Completion: Started 2015 Ongoing

Objective:

Our mission as Water Rangers is to build the tools to help citizens and scientists easily record and analyse water data so that they can use the data to learn about problems, share discoveries, and engage with their neighbours.

Who are the Water Rangers?
Water Rangers go out and get their hands dirty (and wet!) collecting water observations because they know it’s an integral part of protecting our beautiful ecosystems.

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Community Knowledge for a Better City – Environment and Sustainability

Community Knowledge for a Better City - Environment and Sustainability

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Ottawa Insights – Community Foundation of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Ottawa Insights is a vehicle to enable Ottawa citizens to better understand key local issues and trends, empowering them to take informed action to improve the quality of life in our city.

Blessed with a huge land area and a diversity of natural spaces, Ottawa already has distinction as a “green” city. But reorienting towards an environmentally sustainable future requires insight and action on many fronts including development patterns, infrastructure, economy and behaviour.

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Eddy the Condo – Smart, Healthy Living

Eddy the Condo - Smart, Healthy Living

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design)

Organization: Windmill Development Group

Timeline for Completion: Completed 2014

Objective:

The Eddy, is six stories of green urban condos that are one of the few that meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum specification in Canada.

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Bike Share Program for the Ottawa-Gatineau area

Bike Share Program for the Ottawa-Gatineau area

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

Organization: VeloGo

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

VeloGO is a Bike Share program for the Ottawa-Gatineau area, a healthy, fun and affordable way to get around the capital region. Hop on a bike and cruise past morning traffic, turn lunch hours into thrill rides, and welcome errands as sun-soaked adventures.

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Cathedral Hill Ottawa

Cathedral Hill Ottawa

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design)

Organization: Windmill Development Group

Timeline for Completion: completed 2015

Objective:

Cathedral Hill is another project by the Windmill Development group that embraces a sustainable design philosophy. This development is a 21 storey condominium building and 12 townhomes built on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum requirements.

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Brewer Park Community Garden – Sustainable Living in Old Ottawa South

Brewer Park Community Garden - Sustainable Living in Old Ottawa South

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

Organization: Brewer Park Community Garden

Timeline for Completion: Started 2012 Ongoing

Objective:

The Brewer Park Community Garden is a non-profit community-based organization focused on operating a community garden open to all those who live, work or study in Old Ottawa South and neighbouring areas.

We are committed to providing a growing space for individuals, families, and the local community including a children’s garden; projects of an educational nature, and a space to grow food for those in need based on sustainable organic gardening practices with no chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

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Senior Organic Gardeners (SOG) – Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec

Senior Organic Gardeners (SOG) - Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Canadian Organic Growers (COG) – Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter

Timeline for Completion: Started 2012 Ongoing

Objective:

Our objective for this program is to offer opportunities to seniors in their homes, apartments, community housing apartments, retirement residences, and long term care facilities to engage in organic vegetable, herb and edible flower gardening, to benefit from the healthy activity, productive pastime, and restful therapy that gardening can offer.

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Greening with Gratitude – Sharing Sustainability

Greening with Gratitude - Sharing Sustainability

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Greening With Gratitude

Timeline for Completion: Started 2011 Ongoing

Objective:

A way of sharing sustainability: A project to share savings from green choices to ease the transition to a low-carbon world.

The goal is to incrementally work with others to transition to a low-carbon planet, via a growing green bank.

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Growing Up Organic – COG OSO

Growing Up Organic -  COG OSO

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Canadian Organic Growers Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Growing Up Organic is a garden- and farm-based educational program for children and youth, delivered by COG OSO in the City of Ottawa, and in the united counties of Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry (in partnership with All Things Food) and Prescott-Russell.

GUO is focused on empowerment: through our strategic focus on education, we hope to foster a generation of children and youth with greater food literacy, life-long healthy eating habits, increased food skills and an understanding of environmental health issues.

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re-Cycles – A Community Bicycle Shop

re-Cycles - A Community Bicycle Shop

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: re-Cycles

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Founded on the principal that our natural resources are limited and that they should be used wisely, re-Cycles promotes cycling as a sustainable mode of transportation through low-cost access to a fully equipped bike repair shop and through affordable recycled bikes for the community.

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Residential Private Wells

Residential Private Wells

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

Organization: City of Ottawa – Water and Environment

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Many residents rely on well systems for their drinking water. The City itself has five well systems and two purification plants to provide drinking water to residents.

Find out how to get your well tested, how to prevent contamination and learn about common well problems and solutions. Learn about the City’s well systems and water purification plants and view their annual testing results.

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Integrating passenger rail service throughout Canada’s National Capital’s Region

Integrating passenger rail service throughout Canada's National Capital's Region

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

Organization: Moose Rail Inc.

Timeline for Completion: 2019

Objective:

Moose Inc. is an interprovincial transit program that will connect communities in outlying eastern Ontario and the Gatineau region in Quebec with the National Capital Region.

The Moose Consortium plan makes efficient and effective use of existing corridors and infrastructure in ways that are complementary to each municipality’s current transit operations, plans and priorities.

All three of the inter-provincial railway lines selected for the Moose service intersect with the Ottawa LRT and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes. Two of them intersect with Gatineau’s Rapibus BRT.

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Heritage Ottawa Walking Tours

Heritage Ottawa Walking Tours

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

Organization: Heritage Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal June to October

Objective:

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!

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Neighbourwoods Tree Inventory

Neighbourwoods Tree Inventory

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

Organization: Champlain Park Community – A vibrant urban neighbourhood

Project Start Date: July 2016

Objective:

Neighbourwoods in Champlain Park is a new initiative of residents and neighbours in Champlain Park (Kitchissippi). It aims to foster neighbourhood stewardship of the trees in Champlain Park using a scientifically sound tree inventory protocol developed by Dr. Danijela Puric-Mladenovic and Dr. Andy Kenny (University of Toronto). It starts with gathering information on trees, including species, size, location and condition. It is also a great way for residents to learn about the trees around us and get together with others contributing to community tree stewardship.

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EcoEquitable – Recycling Fabric, Changing Lives

EcoEquitable - Recycling Fabric, Changing Lives

(Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: EcoEquitable Inc

Timeline for Completion: Founded 2002 Ongoing

Objective:

Our vision: An inclusive and sustainable society where all can realize their full potential within their community.

Our mission: Providing a bridge to social and economic integration for people in need, especially immigrant women, while greening our community.

EcoEquitable Inc. is a registered Canadian charity, providing temporary employment and skills development training through small-scale textile recycling.

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The Future of Chaudière Falls – Energy Ottawa Expansion Project

The Future of Chaudière Falls - Energy Ottawa Expansion Project

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Energy Ottawa Inc. – a subsidiary of Hydro Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Opening in 2017

Objective:

Our vision of the Chaudière Falls expansion project is three-fold: produce clean, renewable energy in an environmentally responsible way; be an open public space to be enjoyed by all; and serve as a place of recognition and celebration of Canada’s First Nations and Ottawa’s industrialist past.

Hydro Ottawa announced on Monday, June 20, 2016 that it plans to buy Hydro-Québec’s remaining hydroelectric assets at Chaudière Falls, pumping enough additional energy into the province’s grid to power 22,500 homes a year.

The company will acquire from Hydro-Québec the remaining 33 per cent interest in the Ottawa River ring dam, as well as a 27-megawatt generating station on the Gatineau side of Chaudière Falls.

Once the acquisition is complete later this year, Hydro Ottawa will own all of the hydroelectric facilities at the Chaudière site on both sides of the Ottawa River.

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The Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count

The Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Friends of the Earth

Timeline for Completion: June 1- Aug15, 2016

Objective:

Friends of the Earth, in collaboration with the scientists from Bumble Bee Watch, delivered the first Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count from June 1st to August 15th last year.

Just like governments need a census to know what’s happening with its citizens, as well as their homes, families and jobs, we think bumble bees need their own census. Not enough is known about wild, native bees in Canada, and what scientists do know is worrying.

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Energy Showcase and EV Exhibition – Green Energy Doors Open

Energy Showcase and EV Exhibition - Green Energy Doors Open

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Ottawa Region – Green Energy Doors Open

Timeline for Completion: Sept 9-10-11, 2016

Objective:

Green Energy Doors Open, is a province-wide showcase of individual, community, and commercial sustainable energy projects. It is organized and spearheaded by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association. The initiative aims to showcase advancements in the sector, demonstrating that Ontario is already on the path to building a 100% clean, sustainable energy system.

Mark you calendar now! Green Energy Doors Open will be held across the Ottawa Region from Friday, September 9th through Sunday, the 11th!

The Energy Showcase and EV Exhibition will be held at Lansdowne Park on Saturday, September 10th from 10 AM to 3 PM
ALL activities are FREE to the public!

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Guided Bicycle Tours of Ottawa-Gatineau

Guided Bicycle Tours of Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Organization: Escape Tours

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal – April to October

Objective:

Our bicycle tours are designed for leisure and recreational bicyclists! Travelling on mostly bicycle routes (at an easy to moderate pace) we bicycle between 15 and 40 kilometers per tour. Our tours include visits to some of the most attractive sites and hidden gems in Ottawa. We stop to enjoy locally-sourced, delicious & nutritious food, visit museums, historic sites, and parks while bicycling through breathtaking scenery.

April to October Daily Schedule (Advanced reservation is required) 10:00 am-12:00 noon and 1:30-3:30 pm

Starting Location: 163 Sparks St. (close to the O’Connor intersection)

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Envirocentre’s Carbon 613

Envirocentre's Carbon 613

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: EnviroCentre

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

EnviroCentre’s Carbon 613 is our made-in-Ottawa, target-based sustainability program for businesses.

Carbon 613 program is one of eight social enterprises across Ontario convening networks of businesses setting sustainability targets with the support of Sustainability CoLab. Together we’re demonstrating that a more sustainable economy is possible.

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Just Food Farm – A Community Food and Sustainable Agriculture Hub

Just Food Farm - A Community Food and Sustainable Agriculture Hub

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

Organization: Just Food

Timeline for Completion: Started in 2012 Ongoing

Objective:

The Just Food Farm promotes: a healthy local food economy with access to food for all, serving the growing demand for locally produced products; a vibrant and economically viable farming sector; and a cost-effective model of conservation and land stewardship that builds on scientifically based agro-ecological practices.

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Orgaworld Ottawa – Turns Organic Waste into Compost for the Agricultural Sector

Orgaworld Ottawa - Turns Organic Waste into Compost for the Agricultural Sector

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Orgaworld Canada – Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Since 2010 Ongoing

Objective:

Orgaworld efficiently converts waste materials into products that are environmentally sound and economically viable. Our proven technologies are an integral part of a sustainable future. Our focus is on sustainability and reliability.

Orgaworld’s conversion technologies result in sustainable CO2 reductions and contribute to a better environment. Our process creates rich compost that gives back to nature: It enhances carbon fixation in agricultural soil and is an environmentally sound alternative to chemical fertilizers.

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Kanata North Cycling Map

Kanata North Cycling Map

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Joint project between Sustain Kanata North and the Transportation Action Committee Kanata-North (TACK)

Timeline for Completion: Issued May, 2016

Objective:

Kanata North Cycling Map now available! Pick up your free copy at the Beaverbrook Library or Seniors Centre. This map shows the difficulty level of the various routes and all those short connecting paths that the city maps leave off. This is a join project between Sustain Kanata North and the Transportation Action Committee Kanata-North (TACK) On-line version will be posted soon. Stay tuned!

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Tomlinson Waste Recovery Centre – Construction and Demolition Facility

Tomlinson Waste Recovery Centre - Construction and Demolition Facility

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Tomlinson Group

Timeline for Completion: Opened May, 2016

Objective:

Recycle your construction debris and waste materials at Ottawa’s new state-of-the-art facility. Making it easy for you to do the right thing for the environment.

In a market where builders, businesses and homeowners continue to embrace sustainability and environmentally conscious concepts like LEED and BOMA BEST, the Tomlinson Waste Recovery Centre makes it easier for everyone to do their part in protecting the environment.

The Tomlinson Waste Recovery Centre combines a state-of-the-art construction and demolition recycling facility, a traditional blue and black box processing facility, an electronics and appliances recycling depot and a waste transfer station for any material that can’t be recovered. The result is a single destination and environmental resource for the local construction industry, businesses and home owners tackling their own renovation, construction or cleanup projects.

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday through Friday – 7 am to 5 pm and Saturday – 7 am to 1 pm

LOCATION: 106 Westhunt Drive, Ottawa ON

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Constance Bay Community Market – increasing the community’s access to fresh, healthy, and local food

Constance Bay Community Market - increasing the community’s access to fresh, healthy, and local food

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

Organization: Constance Bay Community Market (CBCM)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal (June to Oct – every two weeks)

Objective:

The Constance Bay Community Market (CBCM) was created with the mission to provide an outstanding venue to promote our own to our own.

The CBCM serves the residents and visitors of the village of Constance Bay with the aims of:
◾increasing the community’s access to fresh, healthy, and local food
◾stimulating the local economy
◾encouraging volunteerism and mentorship
◾connecting people with local community organizations, programs, and initiatives
◾engaging youth

Location: 205 Bayview Drive, Constance Bay
Time: Saturdays 9 am to noon (every two weeks)

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The MarketMobile is rolling into a community near you!

The MarketMobile is rolling into a community near you!

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Started 2014 Ongoing

Objective:

The MarketMobile brings fresh, affordable and culturally appropriate vegetables and fruit to eight Ottawa neighbourhoods that have limited access to healthy foods.

The MarketMobile is an initiative of the Poverty and Hunger Working Group, in collaboration with multiple public, private and community partners including Ottawa Public Health, the Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres, Ottawa Community Housing, Loblaws Rideau and community members.

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Planting Native Species – Landowner Resources

Planting Native Species - Landowner Resources

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

Organization: Ottawa Stewardship Council

Timeline for Completion: Issued 2015

Objective:

If there is one thing you as a landowner can do to make Ottawa a livable city for wildlife it’s planting native species of trees, shrubs, flowers, and other plants. By favouring native plants over aliens in the urban, suburban and rural landscape, gardeners can do much to sustain biodiversity. Native plants support and produce more insects than alien plants and in turn feed more numbers and species of other animals. Alien plants in our gardens are often so non-nutritious to the other members of the garden community that they might as well not be there at all.

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The White-tailed Deer Interpretation Center and its walking trails

The White-tailed Deer Interpretation Center and its walking trails

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Municipality of Sainte-Thérèse-de-la-Gatineau

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal (May to October)

Objective:

The White-tail Deer Interpretation Center, open from May to October, invites you to come and discover the white-tail deer in its natural habitat and enjoy the 14-km network of hiking trails.

Visiting the Center means…
. Choosing to hike the 14 km of trails
. Choosing to hike one of the 4 loops of the main trail
. Discovering the beauty of the Rouge Falls
. Admiring the Lac des Trente-et-un milles (31-Mile Lake) from the magnificent lookout on the Régalis loop

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City Stream Watch Program

City Stream Watch Program

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

Organization: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA)

Timeline for Completion: Started 2003 Ongoing (June to September)

Objective:

The goal of the program is to obtain, record, and manage valuable information on the physical and biological characteristics of creeks and streams in the City of Ottawa, while ensuring that they are respected and valued natural features of the communities through which they flow.

The City Stream Watch Program is always looking for new volunteers to help monitor, protect and clean up Ottawa streams. There is no experience needed an no minimum time commitment required.

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Milieu – Building Better Cities with People

Milieu - Building Better Cities with People

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

Organization: Milieu

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Milieu is a platform for people to stay informed, discuss and submit ideas about urban planning and development projects in the city.

Share what gets you excited about Ottawa.

The app, available on desktop and mobile, allows residents to view a long list of on-going development projects, which are mapped by neighbourhood.

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Jardin Rochon Gardens – Eating local has never been so easy!

Jardin Rochon Gardens – Eating local has never been so easy!

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Jardin Rochon Gardens

Timeline for Completion: Since 1957 – Family Owned

Objective:

Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) is the joint effort of the consumer, the farmer and the land to create a positive and economically stable relationship with the food we eat. By joining a CSA program, you are supporting a local farm and actively contributing in the farming industry taking place right in Ottawa’s backyard. ​​

In exchange, you are receiving a variety of the freshest produce at the highest quality directly from the farmer’s land. The CSA initiative helps build a more sustainable food industry for the Ottawa region.

This growing season, Rochon Gardens is proud to offer over 200 varieties of fruits and vegetables which allow us to give you and your family the most diverse CSA boxes.

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MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre

MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB)

Timeline for Completion: Opened 1967 Ongoing

Objective:

The primary focus of MacSkimming is to provide an opportunity to Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) and non-OCDSB students to explore, experience, appreciate and learn about natural science and outdoor activities in an outdoor setting.

The MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre is located in the east end of Ottawa off Highway #174.

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Conserve Genetic Diversity In Your Forest

Conserve Genetic Diversity In Your Forest

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Forest Gene Conservation Association

Timeline for Completion: Formed 1994 Ongoing

Objective:

Conserving the genetic diversity of our existing forests starts with learning about the many local native species and the sites they are adapted to.

Within a single species there are additional levels of genetic diversity. Many of our species occur across a large geographic range, thus population diversity or adaptive variation has evolved.

Genetic diversity is the foundation of biodiversity, although too often ignored. For three important reasons, we need to better understand it as we manage our native forests:
. For ecosystem services
. For evolutionary capacity
. For economic potential

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Lemoine Point Conservation Area

Lemoine Point Conservation Area

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

Organization: Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Bordered by Lake Ontario and Collins Bay, Lemoine Point is 136 hectares of forest, field and marsh, with a spectacular waterfront. Many opportunities for recreation and nature appreciation are available in all seasons.

Lemoine Point Conservation Area was purchased by the CRCA in 1975 to preserve this significant piece of land for future generations. It is a very popular and heavily-used Conservation Area with more than 2,500 metres of shoreline on Lake Ontario. It is also the last large publicly accessible tract of wooded Lake Ontario shoreline in the region, making it of great importance both as a recreational and a natural area.

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Marshlands Conservation Area

Marshlands Conservation Area

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

It has been a long-term goal of the CRCA to acquire the floodplain and wetland areas along Little Cataraqui Creek in the City of Kingston since the late 1960s. The land has been bought as it becomes available on the open market. The purpose of this ongoing acquisition project is to protect the floodplain and the provincially significant wetland from being developed. This area provides wildlife habitat, flood storage and green space in the middle of an urban area.

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Gould Lake Conservation Area

Gould Lake Conservation Area

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Gould Lake Conservation Area is 589 hectares of wilderness located in the Canadian Shield. It is also the head waters of the Millhaven Creek System. Gould Lake and the surrounding lands are not only important for water management reasons, they also provide excellent wildlife habitat and offer many opportunities for nature appreciation and recreation in all seasons.

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Lyn Valley Conservation Area

Lyn Valley Conservation Area

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Lyn Valley Conservation Area is the CRCA’s smallest and one of our busiest Conservation Areas. At just 11 hectares in size, it has a great swimming area and one short hiking trail. It was used as a gravel pit for many years and has been successfully changed into a community recreation area.

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Parrott’s Bay Conservation Area

Parrott's Bay Conservation Area

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Parrott’s Bay is the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority’s newest conservation area. It has 117 hectares (289 acres) of woods and wetlands with beautiful waterfront views. Parrott’s Bay is a great place to get out and enjoy nature. The Conservation Area has limited facilities.

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Mac Johnson Wildlife Area

Mac Johnson Wildlife Area

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Located north of Brockville, just two km from Highway 29, Mac Johnson Wildlife Area includes 532 hectares of wetland, field and forest. The reservoir located on this property maintains water levels for the Buells Creek System which flows through the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley and the City of Brockville. The reservoir is also a Class 1 provincially significant wetland with a high diversity of plant and animal life.

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Cataraqui Trail – Eastern Ontario’s undiscovered path to history and nature

Cataraqui Trail - Eastern Ontario's undiscovered path to history and nature

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Cataraqui Trail is a year-round, shared-use recreation trail running approximately 103 km from Smith Falls in the east to Strathcona in the west.

In spring, summer and fall it welcomes everyone from hikers to cyclists. In winter it is open to snowmobilers bearing a current Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs trail permit. Cross-country skiers are welcome to share the trail.

Other than snowmobiles in season all other motorized vehicles are prohibited

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Sprout Ottawa – Access to Healthy Foods in low socio-economic areas

Sprout Ottawa - Access to Healthy Foods in low socio-economic areas

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Sprout Ottawa

Project Start Date: 23Apr(6 month pilot)

Objective:

There are over 39 low socio-economic areas here in Ottawa, with 23 being food deserts.

Sprout aims to increase access to healthy food in these areas by using the existing infrastructure of a corner store. Substituting unhealthy options like chips, cookies or candy— Sprout is introducing a new type of convenience through affordable, healthy, and easy to cook recipes at your local corner store.

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The Therapeutic Gardens at Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital Alexandria, Ontario

The Therapeutic Gardens at Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital Alexandria, Ontario

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

Organization: Project Soil – Shared Opportunities on Institutional Lands

Timeline for Completion: Started 2010 Ongoing

Objective:

By incorporating SPIn (Small Plot Intensive) farming methods, the long term goal for the garden is to provide sustainable produce to the hospital kitchen, and establish itself a leader in green health care, while maintaining fiscal responsibility and becoming a key player in the “buy local” movement.

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Imagine…. a tasty selection of organic veggies picked fresh each week!

Imagine.... a tasty selection of organic veggies picked fresh each week!

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Saffire Farms CSA – Supporting local farmers and local economy

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

We offer fresh, organic veggies every week through our CSA program.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a system of distributing food in a way that connects you directly to local farm produce.

Saffire Farms is in a cozy green spot nestled between Almonte & Pakenham Ontario at 282 Bennies Corners Rd, Mississippi Mills, Ontario.

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Cycle In Kanata North

Cycle In Kanata North

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Kanata North BIA and EnviroCentre

Timeline for Completion: Wednesday, May 4 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Objective:

On May 4, 2016, we invite you to join one of five teams of cyclists as we explore and assess different cycling commuter routes into the Kanata North Business Community . Teams will meet at 7:00 am at different locations and make their way to 555 Legget Drive. Upon arrival, your feedback and observations will be collected as we enjoy a light breakfast. May is Bike to Work Month and Cycle in Kanata North is a great way to get rolling!

Cycle In Kanata North is a joint project between Councillor Wilkinson’s Transportation Action Committee Kanata North (TACK), Ottawa Centre ecoDistrict, EnviroCentre’s Sustain Kanata North and Bike to Work Ottawa.

Dozens of cyclists and their supporters gather at the Kanata North technology park after participating in EnviroCentre’s Cycle-In event on May 4.
http://www.ottawacommunitynews.com/news-story/6530202-dozens-assess-north-kanata-bike-lanes-trails-in-morning-blitz/

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GoBiking.ca – Cycling in Ottawa-Gatineau

GoBiking.ca - Cycling in Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Organization: GoBiking.ca

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing since 2008

Objective:

GoBiking.ca is generally aimed at beginners and intermediate cyclists, although parts of it may be of interest to more experienced cyclists. Its primary focus is road cycling and touring.

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University of Ottawa Master Plan – “uses classic urban infill to create strong pedestrian connections “

University of Ottawa Master Plan -

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

Organization: Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)

Timeline for Completion: 2016 Award – RAIC

Objective:

Certificate of Merit was awarded in Urban Design Plans to University of Ottawa Campus Master Plan (Ottawa, ON) University of Ottawa/ Urban Strategies Inc.

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada is the leading voice for excellence in the built environment in Canada, representing about 5,000 members. The RAIC advocates for excellence in the built environment, works to demonstrate how design enhances the quality of life and promotes responsible architecture in addressing important issues of society.

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Landsdowne Park – “…successfully achieves feelings of leisure, space and delight.”

Landsdowne Park - “…successfully achieves feelings of leisure, space and delight.”

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

Organization: Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)

Timeline for Completion: 2016 Award – RAIC

Objective:

Certificate of Merit was awarded in Civic Design Projects to Lansdowne Park (Ottawa, ON) PFS Studio

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada is the leading voice for excellence in the built environment in Canada, representing about 5,000 members. The RAIC advocates for excellence in the built environment, works to demonstrate how design enhances the quality of life and promotes responsible architecture in addressing important issues of society.

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Ottawa Eco-Talent Network – Mobilizing talent to achieve an environmentally sustainable Ottawa

Ottawa Eco-Talent Network – Mobilizing talent to achieve an environmentally sustainable Ottawa

(Theme 3 – Design, Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Ottawa Eco-Talent Network (OETN)

Project Start Date: Founded 2012 Ongoing

Objective:

Our mission is to develop and manage a network of advisors to provide pro bono advice, research capacity, and/or other assistance to support community action on environmental sustainability

Our Goals are
. to help the environment – enhance the quality and effectiveness of environmental sustainability projects undertaken by not-for-profit organizations in Ottawa

. To help broker relationships – link expertise and knowledge with client needs in a credible and timely fashion

. To foster a sustainable City – facilitate community learning and action aimed at fostering a sustainable Ottawa

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Green Apple School Program – A health-minded idea!

Green Apple School Program - A health-minded idea!

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Metro Inc.

Timeline for Completion: Launched 2012 Ongoing

Objective:

The Green Apple School Program aims to encourage Ontario students to adopt healthy eating habits by participating in a project that will have a positive impact on their home, school or community.

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Dandelion Foods – Eat Well, Live Well, Choose Local

Dandelion Foods - Eat Well, Live Well, Choose Local

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Dandelion Foods

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our mission is to promote community health and well-being by:
. providing top quality food, focusing on natural and organic products
. providing a wide range of environmentally sensitive and sustainable products
. supporting local organic farms with purchases, awareness and marketing opportunities
. providing the community with education and information on health, well-being and sustainable food, through seminars and workshops, as well as advice from our compassionate and knowledgeable staff

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Lanark Local Flavour – Building a Sustainable Food Community

Lanark Local Flavour - Building a Sustainable Food Community

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

Organization: Lanark Local Flavour

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Lanark Local Flavour works to link local farmers to local eaters, expand capacity and access to sustainably produced food, inform the public about food issues, and to celebrate the people who grow our food.

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Two Rivers Food Hub – Cultivating connections for local foods

Two Rivers Food Hub - Cultivating connections for local foods

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Two Rivers Food Hub

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our mandate is to support the small farm agricultural community around the two rivers that run through Lanark, Leeds and Grenville counties.

The Two Rivers Food Hub is seeking to accomplish our mandate through the following initiatives:
•By providing access to Commercial Kitchen Rentals
. By piloting a Weekly Local Food Basket in the summer and a Monthly Local Food Basket in the winter
. By piloting a Wholesale Aggregation and Distribution service in partnership with Wendy’s Mobile Market
•By offering Informal Agricultural Extension services

Generally, this breed of food hub seeks to improve small farm sustainability, to reduce food miles, to provide food security and to seek value-chain instead of simple supply-chain based solutions to the challenges of increasing access to local foods.

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Safe Wings Ottawa – Bird Collision Research, Prevention, and Rescue

Safe Wings Ottawa - Bird Collision Research, Prevention, and Rescue

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Safe Wings Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Safe Wings Ottawa is program of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club to reduce bird mortality from window collisions through research, rescue and education.

Our mission is to learn more about the extent of the problem in Ottawa, to raise awareness about the causes of window strikes, and to encourage solutions.

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Help turn your e-waste into homes for Habitat GO!

Help turn your e-waste into homes for Habitat GO!

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Greater Ottawa ReStores

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Working in partnership with electronic stewardship programs, ReStores are providing an eco-friendly way to recycle over 20 different types of household electronics. Recyclable items range from televisions and computers to turntables and speakers, and proceeds help build affordable housing in your community.

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RND – Committed to Environmental Stewardship

RND – Committed to Environmental Stewardship

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: RND Construction – a leader in Energy Efficient and Environmentally Friendly Homes

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Environment Sustainability

Today the world is facing many environmental challenges. Natural resources are scarce, global warming needs to be tackled, and well-known sources of energy are being depleted. Meanwhile, there is a need to meet essential human needs for a healthy, comfortable indoor climate. RND seeks to respond to these needs.

With each project, we strive to meet present needs without compromising the future. RND has met this challenge of ensuring the three pillars of sustainability – economics, society and environment.

Using optimal innovative systems that will work in our green homes, RND’s goal is to advance the awareness and science behind sustainable, energy-efficient buildings.

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Friends of the Central Experimental Farm – Events and Lectures

Friends of the Central Experimental Farm - Events and Lectures

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 5 – Food, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Friends of the Central Experimental Farm (FCEF)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Friends of the Central Experimental Farm (FCEF) preserve, protect, maintain and enhance the Dominion Arboretum, the Ornamental Gardens and other public areas of the Farm, in partnership with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, for the educational benefit and enjoyment of the public; and promote the Farm’s historical significance.

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Kanata-Nepean Bicycle Club Tours

Kanata-Nepean Bicycle Club Tours

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Kanata-Nepean Bicycle Club (KNBC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Kanata-Nepean Bicycle Club (KNBC) promotes bicycle touring on paved and unpaved roads and pathways within the city and beyond. KNBC is a volunteer-based non-profit organization which emphasizes the social, recreational, and health aspects of cycling.

KNBC strives to achieve high standards of safety and courtesy among its members, and encourages peer and group support for members of all abilities. Tours include ample opportunity for socializing and a relaxing lunch break.

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Introduction to Hiking 2016

Introduction to Hiking 2016

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

Organization: Rideau Trail Association

Timeline for Completion: April 30, 2016

Objective:

The Rideau Trail is a beautiful 387km hiking trail linking Ottawa & Kingston through a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve & a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Prepare to enjoy the hiking season!

Just in time for hiking season, this popular full-day orientation course is aimed at new hikers and those interested in making hiking safe and enjoyable.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Maki House, 19 Leeming Drive, Nepean

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Connecting Urban Canadians to Nature: Naturehood Programs in Federal Protected Areas for Wildlife

Connecting Urban Canadians to Nature: Naturehood Programs in Federal Protected Areas for Wildlife

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

Organization: Nature Canada

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

NatureHood is a program of Nature Canada with a goal of connecting urban Canadians – especially youths and New Canadians – to nearby nature. NatureHood inspires those connections through a suite of activities, programming and events built around celebration, awareness, stewardship and observation of wildlife and habitats, all of which are set in urban and near-urban green spaces including Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas (IBA). In the National Capital Region, where the program was piloted, that includes the Lac Deschênes-Ottawa River Important Bird & Biodiversity Area.

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Ottawa Valley Rock Garden & Horticultural Society

Ottawa Valley Rock Garden & Horticultural Society

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

Organization: Ottawa Valley Rock Garden & Horticultural Society (OVRGHS)

Timeline for Completion: Formed 1992 Ongoing

Objective:

Our Society was formed in November 1992. Although the faces have changed somewhat since then, the objectives of the Society have remained the same: to promote and support “rock gardening” on a non-profit basis.

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Ottawa Electric Vehicle (EV) Day 2016

Ottawa Electric Vehicle (EV) Day 2016

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event in August

Objective:

Owner Showcase and Test Drives on Sparks Street

It’s Ottawa’s third annual EV Day showcasing the benefits of driving electric and what’s out there on the market today! Plug N Drive will facilitate test drives through the downtown core!

Thursday, August 18, 2016 – 10 am to 4 pm

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Ottawa Enviro Week Festival

Ottawa Enviro Week Festival

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 2 – Energy, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict

Timeline for Completion: Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Objective:

The Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict is hosting the Enviro Week Festival to bring sustainability to the street and show you the benefits of living with the environment in mind.

This one-day festival is to celebrate sustainable actions and engage the community to protect our environment. A wide range of organizations promoting a focus on environmental issues offer simple solutions. The energetic team EcoDistrict Race is also designed to raise environmental awareness and familiarize participants with the many wonders of the EcoDistrict.

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Let’s Talk Sustainability – Planning for a Sustainable Future

Let's Talk Sustainability - Planning for a Sustainable Future

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Environment and Climate Change Canada

Timeline for Completion: Feb – June 2016

Objective:

The Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (the strategy) will set the federal government’s environmental sustainability agenda for the next three years—our vision for a more sustainable Canada, the goals and targets we will strive to meet, and our plans to achieve them.

The objective of the public consultation process is to support transparency and gather concrete ideas and feedback from stakeholders and the public on what they want to see in the final Strategy.

Consultation results inform the final Strategy and are summarized in a publicly-available synthesis report.

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West Carleton Garden Club

West Carleton Garden Club

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: West Carleton Garden Club and Horticultural Society

Timeline for Completion: Founded in 1989 Ongoing

Objective:

The WCGC is affiliated with the Ontario Horticultural Association. Founded in 1989, its aims are to encourage interest and improvement in horticulture.

Join us every second Tuesday of the month, except July and August, at 7:30 p.m. Location: Carp Memorial Hall, 3739 Carp Road (intersection of Donald B Munro), Carp, Ontario

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Sustainable 2016 Sustainable Communities Conference and Trade Show: Post-Conference Resources

Sustainable 2016 Sustainable Communities Conference and Trade Show: Post-Conference Resources

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 3 – Design, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)

Timeline for Completion: February 9-11, 2016

Objective:

Our post-conference resources ― including speaker presentations, session handouts, session summaries and more ― are loaded with ideas, information and innovative solutions.

You can also adapt this customizable PowerPoint presentation to share conference highlights with your colleagues and other sustainability leaders in your community.

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There’s Good in Every Grain – a natural and sustainable solution to our everyday lives

There's Good in Every Grain - a natural and sustainable solution to our everyday lives

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Good in Every Grain

Timeline for Completion: Founded June, 2014 Ongoing

Objective:

Whether in our food, fuel, or furniture, every grain brings a natural and sustainable solution to our everyday lives. From the farmers in the fields to the wholesome food on tables across Ontario—there’s Good in Every Grain.

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Ottawa Duck Club – improving nesting habitats for waterfowl and other wetland birds

Ottawa Duck Club - improving nesting habitats for waterfowl and other wetland birds

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Ottawa Duck Club

Timeline for Completion: Founded Jan 1966 Ongoing

Objective:

The Ottawa Duck Club is a non-profit organization actively involved in the improvement of nesting habitats for waterfowl and other wetland birds.

The Club’s activities are centered on the wonderful Shirley’s Bay Crown Game Preserve (the “Sanctuary”). It is situated along the Ottawa River, 15 kilometres west of the Parliament Buildings. We operate on 2,600 acres of mixed fields, wetlands and woods behind DND Connaught Range and Primary Training Centre.

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Trees Ontario and MNR Partner to Plant 50 Million Trees by 2025

Trees Ontario and MNR Partner to Plant 50 Million Trees by 2025

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

Organization: Trees Ontario

Timeline for Completion: 2025

Objective:

The goal of the 50 Million Tree Program is to sequester carbon; enhance and diversify southern Ontario’s landscape; increase adaptive capacity to withstand climate change; moderate local climate by providing shade, moderating temperature extremes and reducing the effects of storms; increase wildlife habitat; increase soil and water conservation, and provide local economic opportunities.

Trees Ontario is working with local tree planting agencies in Ontario, including regional Conservation Authorities and local Ontario Stewardship councils to implement this program, as well as continuing to work with these agencies on its other tree planting grant programs.

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Cycle In – Improving cycling connections to and from the downtown core

Cycle In - Improving cycling connections to and from the downtown core

(Theme 1 – Transportation)

Organization: Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict

Timeline for Completion: Launched Sept 2015 Ongoing

Objective:

Our goal is to support a modal shift for cycling from 4% to 8%.

Cycle In is a campaign promoting cycling anywhere in the city for any reason. Whether it’s a commute to work or a weekend festival – the downtown is becoming more welcoming for cyclists with increased parking and better routes.

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Lanark County Master Gardeners – Come Grow with us!

Lanark County Master Gardeners - Come Grow with us!

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

Organization: Lanark County Master Gardeners

Timeline for Completion: Founded 1987 Ongoing

Objective:

Lanark County Master Gardeners are experienced gardeners who have studied horticulture extensively and who provide free gardening advice to home gardeners.

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Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month – Every June

Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month - Every June

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

Organization: Mississippi Mills Bicycle Movement (Almonte, ON)

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event – June

Objective:

Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month is a family friendly set of bicycle-themed events, occurring throughout the month of June in Mississippi Mills Ontario. Past events have included guided rides, parades, educational events, movies, bike polo and professional cycling races.

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Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour – Ottawa to Kingston

Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour - Ottawa to Kingston

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

Organization: Ottawa Bicycle Club

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event – June

Objective:

Every year the Ottawa Bicycle Club has organized an annual cycle tour from Ottawa to Kingston and back over a two day weekend in early June.

This event attracts approximately 2000 riders from all over Ontario and Quebec and beyond.

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Ottawa River Waterway – Discover the explorer in you!

Ottawa River Waterway - Discover the explorer in you!

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Ottawa River Waterway

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

The scenic Ottawa River is one of the most beautiful and history-rich rivers in North America. The river flows southeast from Lake Temiskaming to Montréal where it drains into the St. Lawrence River.

The Ottawa River Waterway offers 1,200 km of magnificent scenery to enjoy and experience.

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Pembroke Farmers’ Market – Your destination for quality and freshness!

Pembroke Farmers' Market - Your destination for quality and freshness!

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

Organization: Pembroke Farmers’ Market

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

The Pembroke Farmers’ Market is the place to buy food and other products directly from local producers – producers who are eager to provide the freshness and quality you expect.

Location: Corner of Lake St. & Victoria St., Pembroke, Ontario

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Algonquin to Adirondacks Program

Algonquin to Adirondacks Program

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

Organization: CPAWS Ottawa Valley

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Algonquin to Adirondacks Program aims to ensure ecological connectivity and help restore biodiversity within a broad region of eastern Ontario and northern New York State stretching from Algonquin Park to the Adirondack Mountains.

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Invasive Plant Species Project

Invasive Plant Species Project

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

Organization: CPAWS Ottawa Valley

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Invasive species are one of the major threats to biodiversity in Canada after habitat loss.

According to Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), “Alien species that become invasive are considered to be main direct drivers of biodiversity loss across the globe. In addition, alien species have been estimated to cost the economies hundreds of billions of dollars each year”.

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Dumoine River Watershed

Dumoine River Watershed

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: CPAWS Ottawa Valley

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Dumoine River drains a remarkable wild watershed in southwestern Quebec. Its headwaters lie in the boreal forest landscape of La Vérendrye wildlife reserve and it ultimately flows into the Ottawa River about 200 kilometres upstream from Ottawa/Gatineau.

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Gatineau Park – Make it a “Real” Park!

Gatineau Park - Make it a “Real” Park!

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

Organization: CPAWS- Ottawa Valley

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

It’s hard not to fall in love with the extraordinary biodiversity of Gatineau Park. This beautiful wilderness has 118 rare or endangered species, numerous wetlands, and 50 lakes!

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CH Four Biogas Project – Terryland Farms Biogas & Cogeneration

CH Four Biogas Project - Terryland Farms Biogas & Cogeneration

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: CH Four Biogas – Your Organic Energy Potential Realized

Timeline for Completion: Started 2008 Ongoing

Objective:

Biogas technology uses a biological process to produce a combustible gas from the decomposition of organic waste in an anaerobic setting. The gas, known as biogas, contains roughly 60% methane and 40% carbon dioxide and can be converted to provide usable energy: gas, electricity and heat.

Terryland Farms, located in St. Eugene, Ontario was one if the first to obtain a contract under the Ontario Feed-in Tariff (FiT) program.

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Chapman Mills West Stewardship Project

Chapman Mills West Stewardship Project

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

Organization: Ottawa Stewardship Council – Volunteers fostering environmental stewardship in our community

Timeline for Completion: Started fall 2015 Ongoing

Objective:

The community partner for this project is École secondaire catholique Pierre-Savard, which is directly to the west of the north section of the forest. The school has over 900 students, who will use the forest for green studies, community service, and exercise.

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Share food instead of throwing it away!

Share food instead of throwing it away!

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Foodsharing Ottawa

Project Start Date: Dec 2015Ongoing

Objective:

Foodsharing enables people of all ages, working areas and social backgrounds to come together and unite against food waste.

Share it – don’t toss it!

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Organic Vegetable Farm – certified organic by EcoCert Canada

Organic Vegetable Farm - certified organic by EcoCert Canada

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Songberry Organic Farm

Timeline for Completion: Since 2003 – Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Our mission: Striving for high-quality food from vibrant, living soils and balanced, well-managed ecosystems. Our primary focus is providing stores, restaurants, box programs, and food service establishments with a reliable supply of high-quality vegetables. Located near Bristol, Quebec.

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Organic Vegetable Farm – Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Organic Vegetable Farm - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Bluegrass Organic Farm

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Nearly year-round

Objective:

We are a family farm working to supply the Ottawa area with organic produce nearly year-round. Our innovative greenhouse system uses radiant floor heating to efficiently heat the soil and keep crops growing through the off-season. Bluegrass Farm is located near Smiths Falls, Ontario.

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Organic Vegetable Farm – Community Shared Agriculture (CSA)

Organic Vegetable Farm - Community Shared Agriculture (CSA)

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Roots and Shoots Farm

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Roots and Shoots Farm is a small-scale, organic vegetable farm that works to improve our local food system while inspiring our customers to explore the wonders of seasonal produce. We are located on the Bakker Farm at the Manotick Station crossroads.

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Friendship in Gardening – Greely Gardening Group

Friendship in Gardening - Greely Gardening Group

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital)

Organization: Greely Gardeners Group

Timeline for Completion: Founded in 1998 Ongoing

Objective:

The Greely Gardeners Group was founded in 1998 with the goal of providing ‘Friendship in Gardening’. Members of the GGG are your neighbours. We have two things in common: we live in Greely and surrounding villages, and we love to garden.

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Pollinator Sanctuary – Gees Bees

Pollinator Sanctuary - Gees Bees

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

Organization: Gees Bees – Helping Ottawa’s Bees One Hive at a Time!

Timeline for Completion: 2020

Objective:

To help protect Ottawa’s bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, we are creating and conserving a 25 acre Pollinator Sanctuary in Dunrobin, steps from the Ottawa River.

Our 5-year goal is to open the site to visitors, so that everyone can enjoy and learn about these important pollinators.

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Green Living Ottawa – Practicing Urban Environmentalism

Green Living Ottawa - Practicing Urban Environmentalism

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Green Living Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Started 2007 Ongoing

Objective:

A solutions-focused blog dedicated to environmental living.

Green Living Ottawa was initiated to share information and inspiration on environmentally-friendly living in Ottawa. The blog celebrates the many ways that people locally are finding to live “green.”

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Edible Trees Program

Edible Trees Program

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Trees Canada

Project Start Date: 2016

Objective:

Clean the air, beautify your neighbourhood, and bring fresh fruits or nuts to your community all at the same time with our Edible Trees Program.

The program offers funding of up to $4,000 and other resources for community-based projects that provide residents with access to fresh fruit and nut trees while making a positive difference to the Canadian environment.

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Transforming the Food System in West Carleton

Transforming the Food System in West Carleton

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Ottawa Good Food Box (Centretown Community Health Centre) and EnviroCentre’s Sustain West Carleton initiative

Project Start Date: 2016

Objective:

This project is to create infrastructure to improve food systems and food security in West Carleton by: establishing a new community root cellar that will enable area farmers to store their produce longer; creating a West Carleton Food Centre where local farmers can drop off their produce for redistribution; expanding the market share of local food through the Good Food Box (GBF) and local retailers; and expanding/strengthening the GFB program in the region.

West Carleton Food System Project Awarded $125,000 New Leaf Community Challenge Grant by the Community Foundation of Ottawa in December, 2015.

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Nanny Goat Hill Community Garden – Thriving green space in Centretown Ottawa

Nanny Goat Hill Community Garden  - Thriving green space in Centretown Ottawa

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

Organization: Nanny Goat Hill Community Garden

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

The garden is located at the corner of Laurier and Bronson, right in the midst of Centretown Ottawa. The garden started in 2000, and has grown to be home to over one hundred plots.

Nanny Goat Hill hosts regular Good Food Markets. In the summer we host a market every second Saturday at the community garden.

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Ontario Ecological Footprint – How many planets would we need if everyone lived like you?

Ontario Ecological Footprint - How many planets would we need if everyone lived like you?

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

Organization: Ontario Biodiversity Council

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Ontario Biodiversity Council has partnered with Global Footprint Network to develop a personal online footprint calculator for Ontario residents to see how their own living habits relate to their use of the planet’s resources.

Go to the Global Footprint Network Calculator (www.footprintcalculator.org) and choose Ontario on the map.

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Radon in Your Home – Environmental Factor to Human Health?

Radon in Your Home - Environmental Factor to Human Health?

(Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: City of Ottawa – Public Health

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas released when uranium in soil and/or rock breaks down. Radon is invisible, odourless and tasteless. Radon does not tend to be a health issue outdoors, as atmospheric mixing dilutes the gas to low concentrations. However, in a confined space – like a basement – radon can accumulate to high levels, which can present a health risk.

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The Healthy Communities Campaign

The Healthy Communities Campaign

(Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Pollution Probe

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Healthy Communities Campaign is your opportunity to be a human and environmental health superhero for your community.

The Campaign is a national, year-round initiative supporting communities as they drive tangible, positive change at the local level. It provides you, your friends and your colleagues a fun, easy way to make a lasting contribution to the health of your community.

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Community Engagement for Healthy Transportation

Community Engagement for Healthy Transportation

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

Organization: Healthy Transportation Coalition

Timeline for Completion: 2014 – 2018

Objective:

The Healthy Transportation Coalition launched its “Community Engagement for Healthy Transportation” initiative, a four-year program, to enable people to use active transportation. The initiative will focus on a few areas of Ottawa where people currently lack safe and healthy ways to get to work, shop and obtain services.

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Bike Host – Healthy Transportation Coalition

Bike Host - Healthy Transportation Coalition

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

Organization: Healthy Transportation Coalition

Project Start Date: 2015

Objective:

Bike Host is an exciting free program that matches up newcomers to Canada who are open to cycling with friendly Canadian resident mentors who cycle regularly. You’ll go on a community tour, take a basic bike maintenance class, learn how to cycle safely on the street, and enjoy an international potluck picnic with your new friends.

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Bike Coop Vélo – Bike Shop . Repair Service

Bike Coop Vélo - Bike Shop . Repair Service

(Theme 1 – Transportation)

Organization: Bike Coop Vélo – University of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The SFUO Bike Co-op is a creative space and community hub for all bicycle enthusiasts. Our goal is to foster healthy lifestyles, a sense of community and environmental sustainability while striving to provide an atmosphere that encourages cycling and sustainability.

Ottawa’s largest bike coop, free for undergraduate students!

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IMPACT! The Co-operators Youth Program for Sustainability Leadership

IMPACT! The Co-operators Youth Program for Sustainability Leadership

(Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training across Canada

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

IMPACT! The Co-operators Youth Program for Sustainability Leadership catalyzes youth to be real and effective agents for change in their communities.

http://www.impactyouthsustainability.ca/

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TerraCycle – Cigarette Butt Recycling

TerraCycle - Cigarette Butt Recycling

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Delta Management Group – Canada Clean50 Awards

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The objectives of the project are: find a way to easily collect and aggregate cigarette butts from across Canada; create a procedure to recycle the material, guaranteeing the finished product meets government health and safety standards; and secure partnerships with key stakeholders in order to ensure the entire program can operate smoothly and be free to participants.

One of the Clean50 Top15 Projects selected for 2016.

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Minto Communities: Minto’s Path to Zero Energy

Minto Communities: Minto’s Path to Zero Energy

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design)

Organization: Delta Management Group – Canada Clean50 Awards

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Minto continues to build on its rich history of innovation in new home and community design with five Net Zero Energy Homes (NZEH) currently underway in its Arcadia community in Ottawa, Ontario. With an ultimate goal of Net Zero Energy Homes as the norm, not the exception, Minto is well down the path of bringing better, higher performing homes to more and more people.

One of the Clean50 Top15 Projects selected for 2016.

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City of Ottawa: Laurier Avenue Segregated Bicycle Lanes Project

City of Ottawa: Laurier Avenue Segregated Bicycle Lanes Project

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Delta Management Group – Canada Clean50 Awards

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Annual Event

Objective:

Citizens of Ottawa are now “sharing the road” – literally. The new downtown bike lane is encouraging residents to ditch their cars and ride carbon free.

It worked! The number of cycling trips along the street quadrupled from 700 per day to 2800 and the cycle mode share in the downtown area increased from 4% to 7%. Over 1 million bike trips have been logged on the street since the project has been implemented.

One of the Clean50 Top15 Projects selected for 2016.

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Ottawa Forest and Nature School – deep understanding of nature and environmental sustainability

Ottawa Forest and Nature School - deep understanding of nature and environmental sustainability

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Forest School Canada

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our Forest and Nature School in Ottawa, ON, is at Wesley Clover Parks! This centre offers part time Forest School programs, open to the public as well as organizations, schools, and early years centres that would like Forest School programs integrated into their organizations. Additionally, it will operate as a laboratory school, and centre for applied, interdisciplinary research.

Our mission is to foster rich learning experiences, ecological literacy, and healthy living by connecting children to nature through the use of the Forest School model in the early, primary, and secondary years.

Our vision is for all Canadian children to play and learn in local forests, creeks, meadows, prairie grasses, mountains, and shorelines with a wise and skilled educator who understands the power of play and child-directed learning and how this can contribute to a more sustainable world.

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Whitewater Ontario – The Provincial Kayak and Canoe Association

Whitewater Ontario - The Provincial Kayak and Canoe Association

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Whitewater Ontario

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Whitewater Ontario is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and uniting the whitewater paddling community in Ontario.

We advocate safe and environmentally responsible access and use of Ontario’s rivers.

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Ontario Rivers Alliance – healthy, sustainable, and balanced river systems

Ontario Rivers Alliance - healthy, sustainable, and balanced river systems

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Ontario Rivers Alliance (ORA)

Timeline for Completion: Founded in 2011 Ongoing

Objective:

Our Mission is to Protect, Conserve, and Restore Healthy River Ecosystems.

A registered Not-for-Profit organization creating a strong voice for Ontario Rivers. Together for a common cause… to speak up for healthy rivers!

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W.A.Taylor Conservation Area

W.A.Taylor Conservation Area

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

W. A. Taylor is set along the beautiful Rideau River and is one of the best spots to launch your boat or enjoy a quiet picnic with the family. Visit Us – W.A. Taylor is found on Regional Road 19 near Osgoode.

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Portland Bay Conservation Area

Portland Bay Conservation Area

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

A simple, lakeside picnic area along Highway 15 in Portland. Stop for a quiet picnic and enjoy the view out onto Big Rideau Lake. Visit Us! On Highway 15 in Portland.

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Perth Wildlife Reserve Conservation Area

Perth Wildlife Reserve Conservation Area

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Located on the Tay Marsh, this watery environment nurtures a variety of diverse plant and wildlife species. Deer, ducks, Canada geese, rabbits, bluebirds and wild turkeys are some of the wildlife that is found in this
257-hectare reserve. This conservation area is specifically geared to wildlife management.
Visit Us – 100 Wildlife Road, from Perth take County Road 1 (Rideau Ferry Road) south and turn left on Wildlife Road.

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Rideau Ferry Yacht Club Conservation Area

Rideau Ferry Yacht Club Conservation Area

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Bask on the beach and listen as the water laps onto the shore at the Rideau Ferry Yatch Club Conservation Area. 10 acre shoreline property located at Rideau Ferry
Location: Off County Road 1 in Rideau Ferry.

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Mill Pond Conservation Area

Mill Pond Conservation Area

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Peaceful and serene, Mill Pond has six kilometres of wilderness trails. Take a hike through the park and stop for a quiet picnic in the sugar bush or at the covered picnic shelter. Location: Mill Pond Conservation Area is on Briton-Houghton Bay Road off Highway 15 between Portland and Lombardy.

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Meisel Woods Conservation Area

Meisel Woods Conservation Area

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Meisel Woods Conservation Area is 130-acres of excellent Precambrian Shield land. It is a forested natural area with plants, animals and landscape typical of the headwaters of the Tay and Upper Rideau watershed. Location: Take highway #38 and turn left onto Crow Lake Road. Turn onto Anderson Road for approximately .5 km then turn right again on Anderson and 1 km ahead on the right hand side.

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Foley Mountain Conservation Area

Foley Mountain Conservation Area

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

High atop a granite ridge overlooking the historic Upper Rideau waterway and Village of Westport is Foley Mountain. Foley is famous for its dynamic, hands-on, education programs for school children and youth groups. Enjoy the scenic lookout, hiking trails and picnic areas. Trails — 9 kilometres
Location: Foley Mountain Conservation Area is just outside the scenic village of Westport, 45 minutes south of Smiths Falls.

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Chapman Mills Conservation Area

Chapman Mills Conservation Area

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

This wonderful 23-acre parcel of conservation land is located on the west bank of the Rideau River on Prince of Wales Drive between Winding Way and Lodge Road. 1.5 km self-guided nature trail.

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Baxter Conservation Area

Baxter Conservation Area

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Explore the many trails through mixed forest, wetlands, conifer plantations, alder thickets, nut groves, meadows and an alternative energy display. In the summer, take a refreshing dip in the Rideau at the Baxter beach. Join in our excellent outdoor education programs.
Trails — 5 kilometres
Location: 7498 Carter Road, Kars, Ontario

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Net-Metering Program

Net-Metering Program

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Ontario Hydro

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Thinking of using a renewable “green” energy technology to generate your own electricity and reduce your monthly costs? Net metering might be the ideal solution for you.

Our Net Metering program is available to any Hydro One customer who generates electricity primarily for their own use from a renewable energy source (wind, water, solar radiation or agricultural biomass) using equipment with a total nameplate rating of 500 kW or less.

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Canadian Coalition for Green Schools

Canadian Coalition for Green Schools

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Canada Green Building Council – Every Building Greener

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our mission: Lead and accelerate the transformation to high-performing, healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout Canada.
Our Vision: A transformed built environment leading to a sustainable future.

As we work to incorporate sustainability into all forms of the built environment, the CaGBC recognizes that every child deserves to learn and thrive in a safe, healthy environment that inspires them to care more about the planet that they will inherit. This is why we joined the GlobalCoalition for Green Schools as a founding member in 2013 and have now formed a Canada Coalition.

A green school saves energy, resources and money – and it does much more than that. Green schools are healthy, high-performance learning environments for both students and staff.

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The Poets’ Pathway

The Poets’ Pathway

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, 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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Bat Boxes for Golf Courses Project

Bat Boxes for Golf Courses Project

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Ottawa Stewardship Council (OSC)

Timeline for Completion: 2015

Objective:

Boxes were donated to interested golf courses, who agreed to install them properly on their links and monitor them for habitation. The boxes attract roosting bats, who eat large numbers of biting insects. In Ottawa the bats most attracted to roosting boxes are the Little Brown Bat (a Species at Risk) and the Big Brown Bat. The boxes were built by Sacred Heart High School in Stittsville. The students received community service volunteer hours for their work.

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Kitzell Wetland – Walking Trails

Kitzell Wetland - Walking Trails

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa – Conservation Areas, Forests and Parks

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The provincially significant Kizell wetland, which includes the area known as the beaver pond, has been integrated into the community of Kanata Lakes. Pathways have been developed on both sides of the wetland.

•Distance: 3 km of trails
•Location: Kanata North

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Richmond Conservation Area

Richmond Conservation Area

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa – Conservation Areas, Forests and Parks

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Richmond Conservation Area is 56 hectares and borders the Jock River. The area is characterized by three large built ponds or lagoon cells, meadows planted with young conifers and small patches of regenerating forest. There are a number of pathways which weave through the forest areas and around the lagoons. The lagoons are known as a stopover point for migratory waterfowl and shorebirds. Portions of the pathway may be closed intermittently in 2015 and 2016 for work associated with the Richmond Forcemain Project.

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Britannia Conservation Area (Mud Lake)

Britannia Conservation Area (Mud Lake)

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa – Conservation Areas, Forests and Parks

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

A 79 hectare patch of wilderness in the middle of an urban setting, Britannia Conservation Area is an amazing area of forest and wetlands. It is home to a pond called Mud Lake and hundreds of species of wildlife, with raccoons, frogs, turtles and foxes. This is prime birding territory, with thousands of birdwatchers coming each year to observe hundreds of different species. A walk through this easy-to-access natural area provides an exciting escape from city life.

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Oakleigh Wetland Restoration Project Along the Carp River

Oakleigh Wetland Restoration Project Along the Carp River

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

Organization: Friends of the Carp River

Timeline for Completion: 2015 Ongoing

Objective:

In the winter of 2015, Ducks Unlimited Canada completed construction of four wetland ponds along a 600m stretch of the Carp River near the Huntmar bridge. Each pond is connected to the river through a rocky outlet channel, which allows the ebb and flow of water and encourages the passage of both fish and other aquatic species.

The four ponds were created in existing wetland basins comprising a 4 acre area. The basins were excavated to extend their period of hydration and re-contoured to encourage the establishment of productive, permanent wetland habitat. A turtle nesting area was also created to support the existing population.

Waterfowl, frogs, and other wetland creatures are populating the area as the vegetation fills in.

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Renfrew Millennium Trail

Renfrew Millennium Trail

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

Organization: Ottawa Valley -Ontario’s Adventure Playground and Whitwater Capital of Canada

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Renfrew’s Millennium Trail is 3.4 km long, has lighting, and is suitable for walkers, joggers, wheelchairs, bikers, and cross country skiing. It follows the route of the CN Railway, through the heart of Renfrew and imparts the atmosphere of both the town, and countryside. There are an amazing number of American Elms.

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Boreal Songbird Initiative – Keeping the Forest Singing

Boreal Songbird Initiative - Keeping the Forest Singing

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Boreal Songbird Initiative (BSI)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Boreal Songbird Initiative (BSI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to outreach and education about the importance of the North American Boreal Forest to birds, other wildlife, and the global environment.

Our mission is to protect critical bird habitat within the boreal forest for the billions of birds that call the boreal home.

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Alfred Bog Walk, Alfred, Ontario

Alfred Bog Walk, Alfred, Ontario

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: South Nation Conservation (SNC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The largest high-quality, peat bog in Southern Ontario has been building for 10,000 years at the confluence of the Ottawa and South Nation Rivers.

South Nation Conservation’s 273m boardwalk lets you relish the beauty of the bog, without harming its sensitive ecosystem. The dominant vegetation is peat moss, and this produces a unique community of plants and animals.

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Energy conservation and management – OCSB

Energy conservation and management - OCSB

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Ottawa Catholic School Board

Project Start Date: Since 2004, ongoing

Objective:

To reduce energy use and save money

The Ottawa Catholic School Board has followed a highly successful Energy Management Plan since 2004. Staff, students and visitors all share the responsibility to conserve energy in their schools and facilities.

The efforts to reduce energy use have saved $20,799,622 in avoided costs to date. Electricity use has gone down by 33% and natural gas use by 26%, much more than the provincial goal of 10%. These savings have taken place despite the fact that the Board’s floor space has grown by 5.2% over that time.

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Battery Recycling – Find local battery recyling Drop-off Locations for Ontario residents

Battery Recycling - Find local battery recyling Drop-off Locations for Ontario residents

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Raw Materials Company Inc.

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

To prevent batteries from being dumped at landfills. If placed in landfills, the toxic materials can leak into the soil, which can then reach our water supply. If incinerated, toxic fumes are produced.

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Mobile Greenhouse Tour – Educating Consumers on how greenhouse produce is grown

Mobile Greenhouse Tour - Educating Consumers on how greenhouse produce is grown

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Nature Fresh Farms

Project Start Date: Since June 2015

Objective:

To educate people how greenhouse produce is grown.

‘The Greenhouse Education Center gives the consumer a first hand, up close and personal experience with greenhouse vegetables. They get to not only see real vegetables growing but also learn how we grow with a non-soil based growing medium, how we use a pressurized irrigation system to feed the plants, and a learn why we use energy screens to protect the plants & their environment’, said Veillon. Equipped with big screen TV’s airing different videos about the GEC and how NatureFresh™ grows, one of the biggest attractions for kids is the live bumble bee eco-system NatureFresh™ has created as part of the mobile greenhouse.

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Energy Exchange – Powering Conversation, Creating Opportunities

Energy Exchange - Powering Conversation, Creating Opportunities

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Pollution Probe

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Energy Exchange, a division of Pollution Probe, is dedicated to advancing energy literacy in Canada. It aspires to a future in which Canadians are united in their energy prosperity, rather than divided by their energy options.

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Fairmont’s Bee Sustainable Program in partnership with Wild for Bees

Fairmont’s Bee Sustainable Program in partnership with Wild for Bees

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Burt’s Bees Canada and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts expand partnership

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

In Canada, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Burt’s Bees, Sustainable. TO Building + Architecture and Pollinator Partnership Canada are stepping up to provide solitary bees with a place to rest their wings with the WILD FOR BEES program. As of June 2015, the collaboration has resulted in the creation of over 20 pollinator bee hotels across the country.

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UsedOttawa – Find Everything You Need for Summer

UsedOttawa - Find Everything You Need for Summer

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: UsedOttawa

Timeline for Completion: Since 2003 Ongoing

Objective:

Used.ca was founded in 2003 with the vision that an effective, free, online marketplace for the sale of used goods would reduce landfill content and benefit the environment. Thinking Green from the start!

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Energy Ottawa’s – Rooftop Solar

Energy Ottawa's - Rooftop Solar

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Energy Ottawa Inc. – a subsidiary of Hydro Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Solar power generating systems use photovoltaic solar cells to convert energy from the sun directly into a flow of electrons, which generates electricity for consumers.

Energy Ottawa has partnered with the City of Ottawa to increase its renewable generation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Together, we’re developing solar systems on municipal buildings.

In 2010, pilot rooftop solar systems were installed at Ottawa City Hall and the City’s Integrated Transit Operations Control Centre (875 Belfast Road).

Based on the success of this pilot project, the City and Energy Ottawa are deploying larger solar systems on municipal buildings, such as arenas, pools and City garages.

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Clean-Up Petrie Island with EcologyOttawa

Clean-Up Petrie Island with EcologyOttawa

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital)

Organization: Ecology Ottawa and Friends-of-Petrie-Island

Timeline for Completion: Saturday, May 30 from 9 am to 1 pm

Objective:

The date for the Spring Island Clean Up is set! Friends-of-Petrie-Island is partnering with Ecology Ottawa – come down and help protect and restore this natural sand island and wetland area!

Saturday, May 30 from 9 am to 1 pm

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EnviroCentre – Sustain Your Community

EnviroCentre - Sustain Your Community

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 5 – Food, Theme 6 – Natural Capital)

Organization: EnviroCentre

Timeline for Completion: 2014-2017

Objective:

Sustain Your Community is a three year initiative, where we are working with five Ottawa communities to carry out projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide cost-savings to residents and support citizen engagement.

Each community designs and implements their own sustainability initiatives that result in long-lasting benefits for themselves and their neighbours.

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Clean Air Champs – The fight to keep the air clean

Clean Air Champs - The fight to keep the air clean

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

Organization: Clean Air Champions (CAC)

Timeline for Completion: Founded 2001 Ongoing

Objective:

Clean Air Champions is an association committed to educating Canadians on the importance of air quality and its connections to health. With climate change a critical global issue, and asthma, allergy and obesity rates hitting epidemic proportions, the need for our programs and message has never been greater. We aim to educate and improve the living standards for every person by teaching how to keep a clean environment around all the time.

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Permaculture Kingston – Education and Design

Permaculture Kingston - Education and Design

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Permaculture Kingston

Timeline for Completion: Founded in May 2013 Ongoing

Objective:

Permaculture Kingston strives to engage the Kingston and surrounding community in the principles of permaculture design through community events, knowledge sharing, hands on experiential learning and more!

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Christie Lake Fish Habitat Project

Christie Lake Fish Habitat Project

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

Organization: Watersheds Canada

Timeline for Completion: Fall 2015

Objective:

This project created brush/tree bundles and sunk them in waters greater than 12 feet deep to provide fish habitat without impeding boat traffic.

The final phase of this project is to plant native vegetation on five shoreline properties on Christie Lake in the fall of 2015.

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White Lake Fish Habitat Project

White Lake Fish Habitat Project

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

Organization: Watersheds Canada

Timeline for Completion: Fall 2015

Objective:

The project received funding through the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to improve the overall health of White Lake by restoring natural shorelines, creating and enhancing spawning beds for walleye and improving existing fish habitat.

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Permaculture Eastern Ontario – Education & Permaculture Tours

Permaculture Eastern Ontario  - Education & Permaculture Tours

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Permaculture Eastern Ontario

Timeline for Completion: Started 2011 Ongoing

Objective:

Our Purpose is to:
•Provide permaculture education
•Create collaborative relationships to help increase interest and opportunities for permaculture in Eastern Ontario
•Be a living social model of permaculture principles and permaculture design in action

See livinghEARTH.net for additional information

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TerraCycle – Brigades Program

TerraCycle - Brigades Program

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: TerraCycle – A Progressive Waste Solutions Partner

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

TerraCycle Canada is devoted to upcycling and recycling waste that would otherwise end up in landfills.

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Outaouais Gourmet Way – Find the gourmet within you!

Outaouais Gourmet Way - Find the gourmet within you!

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Table agroalimentaire de l’Outaouais (TAO)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Outaouais Gourmet Way is a project meant to unite the community by presenting the various pleasures and attractions of the Outaouais region.

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the Sustainabilitree – Programs

the Sustainabilitree - Programs

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: u Ottawa – Office of Campus Sustainability

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Find out the latest from the uOttawa Office of Campus Sustainability. Green Reps – This program aims to enhance the university experience by getting students involved in activities happening in residences.

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Furniture Reuse Program (FRP) – University of Ottawa

Furniture Reuse Program (FRP) - University of Ottawa

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: University of Ottawa – Office of Campus Sustainability

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Furniture Reuse Program (FRP) provides the University of Ottawa community with access to used furniture for free by reusing and recycling furniture on campus.

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uOttawa Campus Master Plan – inviting, memorable and sustainable

uOttawa Campus Master Plan - inviting, memorable and sustainable

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 3 – Design, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: University of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The uOttawa Campus Master Plan will guide the evolution of the campus with a framework and guidelines for the future development of buildings, open spaces and infrastructure. Looking holistically at the University’s setting, land base and facilities, the Plan ensures future investments support the academic mission while creating a campus that is inviting, memorable and sustainable.

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Barrhaven Garden Club – Learn new skills and share your experience with others

Barrhaven Garden Club - Learn new skills and share your experience with others

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

Organization: Barrhaven Garden Club

Timeline for Completion: Founded 1977 Ongoing

Objective:

The Barrhaven Garden Club is committed to promoting interest and education in all areas of horticulture.

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McDonald’s Corners Farmers Market – “Get Fresh”

McDonald’s Corners Farmers Market -

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: McDonald’s Corners Farmers Market

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Our Market Season, from the Victoria Day weekend in May to the Thanksgiving weekend in October on Saturdays 9am to 1pm. Come join us, and visit your favourite vendors, and some new ones too.

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MERA’s Stress-free Gardening Club

MERA’s Stress-free Gardening Club

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: McDonald’s Corners/Elphin Recreation and Arts (MERA)

Timeline for Completion: Started 2015 in Spring and summer Ongoing

Objective:

You are invited to join our new Gardening Club where members can share local knowledge on the varieties of flowers, shrubs, trees, tomatoes and other vegetables that grow well here, and ways of dealing with sandy soils, drought, a 4B climate and local pests.

Garden Club Meeting (2nd Wednesday each month at 7pm) at the MERA Schoolhouse.

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Our Little Farm – Fresh, local, organic veggies!

Our Little Farm - Fresh, local, organic veggies!

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

Organization: Our Little Farm/ Notre petite ferme

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

With more than 10 years of experience in organic vegetable production and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), Jim the farmer, cannot wait to share his harvest with you. On the menu: more than 35 types of certified organic vegetables grown in l’Ange-Gardien (Outaouais) and delicious recipes to enjoy them.

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Accessible Playground for Senior Students

Accessible Playground for Senior Students

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

Organization: Clifford Bowey Public School Foundation

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

An Ottawa community project to upgrade the senior playground at Clifford Bowey Public School, making it accessible to wheelchair and walker-bound students.

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Walking School Bus (WSB) Program (Active Transport)

Walking School Bus (WSB) Program (Active Transport)

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA)

Timeline for Completion: Started 2014 Ongoing

Objective:

OSTA’s Walking School Bus (WSB) program is offered in 12 Ottawa schools. These schools have been selected for their demonstrated commitment to promoting walking to school.

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C-RISE Project – Urbandale Centre for Home Energy Research

C-RISE Project - Urbandale Centre for Home Energy Research

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Carleton University partnered with Urbandale Development

Timeline for Completion: Started 2011 Ongoing

Objective:

Carleton University is expanding its research in modern sustainable residential design. The C-RISE house will make use of solar thermal energy, seasonal thermal storage, and provide a test bed for various innovative concepts with the aim of reducing the overall energy demands.

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Country Fun Nature Camp at Tucker House

Country Fun Nature Camp at Tucker House

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

Organization: Maison Tucker House

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Country Fun Nature Camp is a non-denominational Christian eco-camp that focuses on nurturing children’s love for God, self, others, and the environment.

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Energy Ottawa – Smart Data Solutions Program

Energy Ottawa - Smart Data Solutions Program

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Energy Ottawa Inc. – a subsidiary of Hydro Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our Smart Data Solutions help you measure, see and react in real-time, to changes in your energy and water usage patterns. You can also track and present your renewable energy systems, and demonstrate your green footprint efforts.

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Our Community Gardens – Growing health, hope and community

Our Community Gardens - Growing health, hope and community

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: The Table Community Food Centre – Perth, Ontario

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

We strive to increase access to healthy food, build food skills and improve food literacy in ways that maintain dignity, build community and challenge inequality.

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Rideau Canoe Club – a Center of Excellence for Paddling

Rideau Canoe Club - a Center of Excellence for Paddling

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Rideau Canoe Club (RCC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

The Rideau Canoe Club is consistently among the top canoe clubs in Canada.

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Property Energy Assessment

Property Energy Assessment

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: EnviroCentre

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

A property energy assessment is an in-depth audit of the energy use of your building, including its mechanical components, lighting and equipment, and exterior walls and ceilings.

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Jock River Fish Habitat Embayment Creation Project

Jock River Fish Habitat Embayment Creation Project

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) and Partners

Timeline for Completion: Nov 2014

Objective:

The project involved converting a grassed park area into a small wetland embayment along the shoreline of the Jock River.

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Duck Nest Box Program

Duck Nest Box Program

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Ottawa Duck Club – Working for nature conservation

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Across 3 locations in the National Capital Region, the Ottawa Duck Club operates a comprehensive duck nest box program, with 215 boxes for cavity-nesting ducks under management.

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UOttawa Community Garden

UOttawa Community Garden

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: UOttawa Community Garden Collective

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal (May to October)

Objective:

The University of Ottawa community gardens bring us closer to each other, so we can work together as students, staff members and neighbours. In a sense, community gardens help us create long-term relationships and lasting friendships.

We hope that community gardens will help raise awareness about the importance of growing food in the local community.

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The proAction Initiative: On-Farm Excellence

The proAction Initiative: On-Farm Excellence

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Dairy Farmers of Canada

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Canadian dairy farmers collectively demonstrate responsible stewardship of their animals and the environment, sustainably producing high quality, safe and nutritious food for consumers.

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Hearts Desire Riparian Restoration Plan

Hearts Desire Riparian Restoration Plan

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

Organization: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Hearts Desire Weir is a low-head inline structure operated seasonally on the Jock River between two communities, Hearts Desire and Stonebridge. The Jock River is a tributary river to the Rideau River located about 900 m downstream of the weir. The weir was constructed in 1975 to: provide higher summer flows and thereby improve habitat conditions for fish and wildlife; ensure adequate water for livestock watering; provide community ponds for fire protection and community beautification; and improve the year-round appearance of the river and lessen the likelihood of future pollution problems resulting from expanding urbanization.

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Grow and Sustain Healthy Trees

Grow and Sustain Healthy Trees

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: The International Society of Arborculture Ontario Inc. (ISA Ontario Chapter)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our mission is to enhance and promote the care and benefit of trees for present and future generations in Ontario through education, research and awareness.

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Let’s Talk Science – Backyard Wildlife Education Kit

Let’s Talk Science – Backyard Wildlife Education Kit

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: City of Ottawa in partnership with Universities of Ottawa and Carleton

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

As part of the Wildlife Strategy, the City has retained Let’s Talk Science to develop a backyard wildlife education kit for use in elementary schools.

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Living with Wildlife – Coyotes

Living with Wildlife - Coyotes

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Preventing and Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts

Humans and wildlife will always interact. Wherever natural landscapes and human landscapes meet, humans and wildlife will also meet: along suburban and village boundaries, where agriculture abuts forests or wetlands, wherever a road fragments a natural habitat.

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NRC Memorial Nut Grove

NRC Memorial Nut Grove

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: ECSONG – Eastern Chapter Society of Ontario Nut Growers

Timeline for Completion: 2011

Objective:

Five nut trees were planted on the NRC campus (45°27’N 75°37’W) in the spring of 2001 in memory of Dr. Ferrers Clark, a director in two divisions of NRC.

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Lavant Shagbarks Nut Grove

Lavant Shagbarks Nut Grove

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: ECSONG – Eastern Chapter Society of Ontario Nut Growers

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

This nut grove, located on provincial crown land on the French Line west of Brightside Ont. at 45°08’N 76°35’W, contains about 1000 shagbark hickory.

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Dominion Arboretum Nut Trees

Dominion Arboretum Nut Trees

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: ECSONG – Eastern Chapter Society of Ontario Nut Growers

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The nut tree collection in the Arboretum is comprised of a few hundred specimens of a few tens of species, varieties, forms and cultivars, and is a collaborative project between ECSONG, the Friends of the Farm and the federal government, with help from the Eastern Ontario Model Forest.

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Oak Valley Nut Grove – managed by Oak Valley Pioneer Park Volunteers

Oak Valley Nut Grove - managed by Oak Valley Pioneer Park Volunteers

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: ECSONG – Eastern Chapter Society of Ontario Nut Growers

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The four hectare grove, abutting a channel of the South Nation River, is divided into two roughly-equal areas. The east half is dominated by a Black Walnut Plantation. The west half is open parkland with a variety of nut tree species.

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Depave Paradise – From Parking Lot to Green Space

Depave Paradise - From Parking Lot to Green Space

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Ecology Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Bringing community members together to remove asphalt and concrete is an empowering activity that renews, beautifies, and makes better use of neglected urban spaces. The hands-on depaving process captures the hearts and energies of diverse people with a shared goal of creating vibrant, beautiful, and healthy communities.

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Resources for Environmental Housing

Resources for Environmental Housing

(Theme 3 – Design)

Organization: EcoHome

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Home construction as we know it, is at the bottom end of a bell curve of sustainability, efficiency and improved quality of life.

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The Ecology of Canada’s Allbirch Pollinator Garden

The Ecology of Canada’s Allbirch Pollinator Garden

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 6 – Natural Capital)

Organization: Allbirch Pollinator Garden

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Allbirch Pollinator Garden is the homestead garden of Hank and Vera Jones at 374 Allbirch Road, Ottawa, Canada.

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Idle-Free School Zones

Idle-Free School Zones

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Ottawa River Institute (ORI)

Timeline for Completion: 2012

Objective:

With a small, one-year grant from Environment Canada’s EcoAction program, we disseminated information about the benefits of idle-free zones outside elementary schools in Renfrew County. As a result of the project, idle-free zones were established at two elementary schools.

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Sustainable Communities Program

Sustainable Communities Program

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

Organization: The Natural Step Canada

Timeline for Completion: Founded 2003 Ongoing

Objective:

Our Vision…
…a sustainable society — one in which individuals, communities, businesses and institutions thrive within nature’s limits.

Our Mission…
…to accelerate the transition to a sustainable society.

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Organic Demonstration Garden – COG – Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter

Organic Demonstration Garden - COG - Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Canadian Organic Growers (COG) – Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our goal is to demonstrate how gardeners can use organic methods to create and maintain an ecologically friendly and inviting garden.

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Urban Organic Gardening Seminars

Urban Organic Gardening Seminars

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Canadian Organic Growers (COG) – Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event – Spring

Objective:

Popular seminars on Organic Gardening

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Feast of the Farms – A tasting menu of local food!

Feast of the Farms - A tasting menu of local food!

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: The Ottawa Valley Food Cooperative in partnership with the City of Pembroke

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event

Objective:

In celebration of Local Food, join the Ottawa Valley Food Co-op (OVFC) for Feast of the Farms on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 from 5 to 8 pm at the Pembroke Curling Club, 428 Hubert Street as part of the City of Pembroke’s SnoSpree.

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Nature in Your Neighbourhood Episodes

Nature in Your Neighbourhood Episodes

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

Organization: Ottawa River Institute (ORI)

Timeline for Completion: 2012

Objective:

Our Nature in Your Neighbourhood collaborative initiative with the Bonnechere River Watershed Project, gave us many opportunities to film various events and interview a variety of fascinating folks on science and environmental related subjects.

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Burnt Lands Alvar: a rare ecosystem of exceptional quality

Burnt Lands Alvar: a rare ecosystem of exceptional quality

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

Organization: Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Burnt Lands Alvar, designated as a provincially significant Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI), is an outstanding example of alvar habitat – combining various vegetation communities on alvar pavement, alvar grasslands, alvar shrub lands, treed alvar and wetlands

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“Don’t Throw It Out”

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA)

Timeline for Completion: Formed 1999 Ongoing

Objective:

Ontario Medications Return Program covers all prescription drugs, medications such as over-the-counter medications, including topical antibiotic and antifungal creams and natural health products that are orally ingested, such as vitamins and minerals, traditional Chinese medicines, herbal products, probiotics, amino acids, homeopathic medicines and the like are also included.

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Waste to Energy and Resource Recovery

Waste to Energy and Resource Recovery

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Canadian Resource Recovery Council (CRRC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Council seeks to promote the most sustainable means of treating pre-disposal waste.

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Fairmont Sustainability Partnership – Achieving Positive Change

Fairmont Sustainability Partnership - Achieving Positive Change

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello & others

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts embraces environmentally sustainable business practices and continues to seek new ways to proactively green our operations.

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The Natural Edge – Restoring the Ribbon of Life

The Natural Edge - Restoring the Ribbon of Life

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

Organization: Watersheds Canada

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Does Your Waterfront Property have a Natural Edge?

Shorelines are also among the most important places on earth for wildlife. Throughout their lifetimes, over 90% of wildlife species use these land-water interfaces for food, shelter, breeding, and rearing areas.

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Dalhousie Lake Fish Habitat Project

Dalhousie Lake Fish Habitat Project

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

Organization: Watersheds Canada

Timeline for Completion: 2015

Objective:

The goal of this project was to make fish habitat improvements in Dalhousie Lake by naturalizing shorelines and providing fish habitat. In fall of 2014, two walleye spawning beds were enhanced, 20 fish habitat structures in the form of tree/brush bundles were placed in the lake, and six shoreline properties were stabilized where runoff, erosion, vegetation removal and nutrient loading have affected fish habitat.

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Matthew House Ottawa – Furniture Bank . Refugee Services

Matthew House Ottawa - Furniture Bank . Refugee Services

(Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Matthew House Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Matthew House Ottawa is a faith-based, volunteer-driven, charitable organization that helps Ottawa’s marginalised population to establish connected, safe, healthy, and dignified homes within our community.

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Kardish Health Food Centre – A better life in store

Kardish Health Food Centre - A better life in store

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Kardish Health Food Centre

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our mission is to offer our community a gateway to wellness by being a progressive leader in our industry, fostering Team Member growth, and dedicating ourselves to exceptional customer care.

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Home of the perfect tomato!

Home of the perfect tomato!

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Suntech Greenhouses Ltd.

Timeline for Completion: Since 1999 Ongoing

Objective:

Using state of the art hydroponic techniques, we pride ourselves in our commitment to provide fresh premium quality produce.

Environmentally friendly practices – Hydroponics greenhouse farming has rapidly become the method of choice for sustainable farming for several reasons:

•It uses up to 90% less water than traditional farming
•Does not need the use of heavy machinery such as combines and tractors
•No soil-born pests, reducing the uses of pesticides
•No weed pulling or strain on workers’ backs or knees
•No presence of soil to dirty hands, clothes or boots
•As the system is unaffected by climate change, it is suitable for any location: Underground, remote deserts, Arctic’s or even outer space! Permitting farming proximity and enabling local production. This reduces the distance traveled between the farm to the consumer, as well as the carbon footprint, while
providing healthier produce and supporting the local economy.

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National Capital Vegetarian Association – An Ottawa Vegetarian and Vegan Web Resource

National Capital Vegetarian Association - An Ottawa Vegetarian and Vegan Web Resource

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: National Capital Vegetarian Association (NCVA)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The National Capital Vegetarian Association (NCVA) is a not-for-profit membership-based organization created to educate the public about the health benefits of plant-based diets for the improvement of public health.

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Greater Ottawa Water Garden Horticultural Society

Greater Ottawa Water Garden Horticultural Society

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

Organization: Greater Ottawa Water Garden Horticultural Society (GOWGHS)

Timeline for Completion: Founded in 2006 Ongoing

Objective:

Our goals are to encourage interest and improvement in water gardening and horticulture by:
•Exchanging water gardening knowledge and experience within our membership
•Supplying information on water features, gardens, aquaculture, and seasonal maintenance
•Hosting speakers on water gardening, horticulture and related topics
•Promoting the protection of the environment
•Promoting the therapeutic benefits of water gardening and horticulture
•Stimulating an interest in the study of water gardening and horticulture
•Providing channels (meetings, events, website) for water gardeners to meet and interact with others with similar interests.

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Ottawa Horticultural Society – Creating a Beautiful Community

Ottawa Horticultural Society - Creating a Beautiful Community

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Ottawa Horticultural Society (OHS)

Timeline for Completion: started in 1892 ongoing

Objective:

The mission of the Ottawa Horticultural Society is to cultivate an interest in plants and gardening in order to create a beautiful community.

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Stittsville-Goulbourn Horticultural Society, Gardening Eastern Ontario

Stittsville-Goulbourn Horticultural Society, Gardening Eastern Ontario

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Stittsville-Goulbourn Horticultural Society (SGHS)

Timeline for Completion: Founded in 1962 Ongoing

Objective:

We are the garden club of Stittsville, Richmond, Munster and Ashton.

Come garden with us!

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Kanata-March Horticultural Society – Gardening for the future…..

Kanata-March Horticultural Society - Gardening for the future.....

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Kanata-March Horticultural Society (KMHS)

Timeline for Completion: Founded 1970 Ongoing

Objective:

In existence for over forty years, our horticultural society aims to serve the Kanata-March community through horticultural education, local public garden maintenance, opportunities for young gardeners to earn volunteer hours and various special events.

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Ottawa Community Garden – Nepean Allotment Garden Association

Ottawa Community Garden - Nepean Allotment Garden Association

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Nepean Allotment Garden Association (NAGA)

Timeline for Completion: Seasonal – May to October

Objective:

The Nepean Community Gardens were created in 1991 and they are the the third largest community gardening site in Ottawa. We have over 200 plots and almost 150 gardeners.

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Stream Watch Program – Wood Duck Nesting Boxes in the Leitrim Wetland

Stream Watch Program - Wood Duck Nesting Boxes in the Leitrim Wetland

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

Organization: South Nation Conservation (SNC)

Timeline for Completion: December, 2014

Objective:

As part of the Stream Watch Program (Wildlife Habitat Restoration), volunteers installed 10 nesting Wood Duck Boxes in the Leitrim Wetland in the Findlay Creek area!

We are your local enviromental organization, working closely with our partner municipalities, government, individual landowners and various community groups to maintain and improve the natural resources within the South Nation watershed.

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The Moose Creek Recreational Trail, Moose Creek, Ontario

The Moose Creek Recreational Trail, Moose Creek, Ontario

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: South Nation Conservation (SNC) and Moose Creek Community Watershed Committee

Timeline for Completion: Opened December, 2014

Objective:

The Moose Creek “Menzies McRae and Family” Recreational Trail is almost 1 km in length and offers great hiking/walking opportunities for local Moose Creek residents and beyond, to enjoy their watershed.

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Bellamy to Irish Lake Connectivity Project – Promoting Sustainable Landscape Management

Bellamy to Irish Lake Connectivity Project - Promoting Sustainable Landscape Management

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital)

Organization: Leeds-Grenville Stewardship Council (LGSC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Bellamy to Irish Lake corridor is a watershed which connects these two provincially significant wetlands in north Leeds.

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Species at Risk – Bald Eagles

Species at Risk - Bald Eagles

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Leeds-Grenville Stewardship Council (LGSC)

Timeline for Completion: Since 2007 Ongoing

Objective:

LGSC Councillors have been actively installing nesting platforms in to encourage bald eagles to return to their traditional nesting grounds. Since 2007 we have installed platforms in supercanopy white pine trees on Red Horse, Gananoque, Charleston (2 platforms) and Lower Beverley Lakes and two on the St Lawrence River near Landon Bay and Davis Island.

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Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre (ELEEC)

Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre (ELEEC)

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

Organization: Queen’s University Biological Station and Nature Conservancy of Canada

Timeline for Completion: Created 2011 Ongoing

Objective:

The Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS) is one of the premier scientific field stations in Canada. For almost 70 years, researchers and students have gathered at QUBS to conduct leading-edge research and participate in courses spanning ecology, evolution, conservation, geography, and environmental science.

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Elbow Lake – Frontenac Arch Natural Area, Eastern Ontario

Elbow Lake - Frontenac Arch Natural Area, Eastern Ontario

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

Organization: Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and Queen’s Biological Station

Timeline for Completion: Protected 2008 Ongoing

Objective:

In 2008, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) protected 1,100 acres (445 hectares) on the Frontenac Arch — the Elbow Lake project.

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Gervais Caves, Ottawa River Valley

Gervais Caves, Ottawa River Valley

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

Organization: Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Did you know that the Ottawa River Valley is home to the longest underwater cave system in Canada? Beneath the surface of the Ottawa River lies a subterranean wonderland seldom seen by the human eye — the Ottawa River Caves.

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Protection of Wetlands in the Ottawa Valley, Bristol and Clarendon Quebec

Protection of Wetlands in the Ottawa Valley, Bristol and Clarendon Quebec

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

Organization: Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC)

Timeline for Completion: Started 2004 Ongoing

Objective:

Since 2004, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has invested greatly in the conservation of two priority ares in the Ottawa Valley – those of Bristol and Clarendon.

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Conservation Lands Partnership

Conservation Lands Partnership

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

Organization: Leeds-Grenville Stewardship Council (LGSC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Contributing to the acquisition and conservation of ecologically important land in Eastern Ontario.

Like many of our projects, the forging of the Conservation Land Partnership fits under many of the LGSC themes.

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River Watch/Chippenhook Creek

River Watch/Chippenhook Creek

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

Organization: Leeds-Grenville Stewardship Council (LGSC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Monitoring water quality

For several years now the LGSC has been conducting water sampling on several streams but most specifically on the Chippenhook creek which runs just East of Brockville.

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Charleston Lake Watershed Stream Restoration Projects

Charleston Lake Watershed Stream Restoration Projects

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

Organization: Leeds-Grenville Stewardship Council (LGSC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Helping to improve the water quality of Charleston Lake by reducing excessive nutrient suppy to lake from streams which feed the lake.

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Leeds Community Pasture – West Pasture

Leeds Community Pasture - West Pasture

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

Organization: Leeds Community Pasture Association (LCPA) & Leeds-Grenville Stewardship Council (LGSC)

Timeline for Completion: Started 2006 Ongoing

Objective:

Enhancing fish and wildlife habitat on 1500 acre Community Pasture and improving water quality in the Gananoque River system.

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Leeds Community Pasture – East Pasture

Leeds Community Pasture - East Pasture

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

Organization: Leeds Community Pasture Association (LCPA) & Leeds-Grenville Stewardship Council (LGSC)

Timeline for Completion: Started 2006 Ongoing

Objective:

Enhancing fish and wildlife habitat on 1500 acre Community Pasture and improving water quality in the Gananoque River system.

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Adopt-A-Stream: Smith’s Creek Initiative

Adopt-A-Stream: Smith’s Creek Initiative

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

Organization: Bonnechere River Watershed Project (BRWP)

Timeline for Completion: Started 2006 Ongoing

Objective:

In 2006, Wildlife Interpretative Gardens were developed along Smith’s Creek, at Stewart’s Park and St. Joseph’s High School in Renfrew. The gardens are linked by the Millenium Trail where interpretive signs provide information on wildlife and riparian features along the creek such as, cavity nesting birds, fish habitat for beaver, turtles and frogs.

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Bonnechere River Watershed Project – “Helping Ourselves to a Healthy Environment”

Bonnechere River Watershed Project -

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

Organization: Bonnechere River Watershed Project (BRWP)

Timeline for Completion: Started 1998 Ongoing

Objective:

The Bonnechere River Watershed Project promotes and enhances the quality and integrity of the environment and the life it supports through voluntary action of individuals and community groups within the watershed.

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Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market – Where The Farmers You Meet Grow The Food You Eat!

Memorial Centre Farmers' Market - Where The Farmers You Meet Grow The Food You Eat!

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal (May to December)

Objective:

Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market – Kingston’s local, producer-run market farmers’ market. . All products are grown and produced in the Kingston foodshed.

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Logs End Inc. – Commitment to the Environment

Logs End Inc. - Commitment to the Environment

(Theme 3 – Design, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Logs End Inc.

Timeline for Completion: Started 1997 Ongoing

Objective:

Logs End Inc. is a wood flooring company with a difference. Instead of only cutting down new-growth trees, we focus on retrieving “lost” timber from the heyday of 19th-century Ottawa Valley logging operations. Many of our logs are recovered through diving operations on the Ottawa River, its tributaries and small lakes

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Gloucester Community Gardens

Gloucester Community Gardens

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Gloucester Allotment Garden Association

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

The Gloucester Allotment Garden Association is a volunteer organization that manages the use of two garden locations near Blackburn Hamlet:
•Orient Park site
•Anderson Road site

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Kilborn Allotment Gardens

Kilborn Allotment Gardens

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

The gardens are operated by the City of Ottawa, Parks, Community Programs Branch, and administered through the Dempsey Community Centre, 1895 Russell Road.

The Allotment Gardens are located on Kilborn Avenue and are bordered by Pleasant Park to the north, Delmar Drive to the west, and Haig Drive to the east.

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Macnamara Trail

Macnamara Trail

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

Organization: Macnamara Field Naturalists’ Club

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Macnamara Nature Trail in the southeast corner of Arnprior is a window into the past and present natural world of the Lower Ottawa Valley. One of the club’s largest projects to date, its boardwalks, viewing platforms, and benches – constructed entirely by volunteers – allow visitors to explore it without disturbing its wild character

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Ottawa-Gatineau Geoheritage Project – Preservation, Protection, Promotion of Public Awareness

Ottawa-Gatineau Geoheritage Project - Preservation, Protection, Promotion of Public Awareness

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital)

Organization: Ottawa-Gatineau Geoheritage

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Ottawa-Gatineau Geoheritage Project promotes greater public knowledge and appreciation of the geology and related landscapes in and around Canada’s National Capital Region.

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South Nation Conservation (SNC) – Biodiversity Project

South Nation Conservation (SNC) - Biodiversity Project

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

Organization: South Nation Conservation (SNC) – Our Local Environment. We’re in it Together.

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our Vision
‘Improved Water Quality for a Healthy Ecosystem: Our vision encompasses water levels which satisfy the needs of humans and the environment, healthy rivers and natural shorelines, and safe wastewater management practices.’

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Friends of the Carp River (FCR) – Carp River Action Plan Update

Friends of the Carp River (FCR) - Carp River Action Plan Update

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

Organization: Friends of the Carp River (FCR) – Working to Restore the Carp River

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Friends of the Carp River (FCR), in partnership with the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA), continue to make progress on the Carp River Action Plan.

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Responsible Energy Inc. – Waste to Electricity Transformation Solution

Responsible Energy Inc. - Waste to Electricity Transformation Solution

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Responsible Energy Inc. (REInc)

Timeline for Completion: Founded 2007 Ongoing

Objective:

The Vision
The Leadership Team of REInc has a vision and true belief that FRG™ is a technology that will stand at the top of the global stage in this new emerging cleantech gasification industry.

Like plasma gasification, REInc’s technology uses very high temperature, but that is where the similarities end. REInc’s position is that the FRG™ process is decisively superior to all other carbon based syngas conversion technologies.

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Bulldog Power – Simple. Affordable. Climate friendly.

Bulldog Power - Simple. Affordable. Climate friendly.

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Bulldog Power

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Bullfrog Power’s vision is a future powered by 100% renewable energy. Our mission is to provide Canadians with easy and practical 100% renewable energy solutions for their homes, businesses, and transportation.

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Canadian Wind Energy Association – Wind energy. It’s a right idea.

Canadian Wind Energy Association - Wind energy. It's a right idea.

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA)

Timeline for Completion: Founded 1984 Ongoing

Objective:

CanWEA’s Vision
Canada is a global leader in the responsible and sustainable development of wind energy, producing enough clean wind power to meet 20 per cent of Canada’s domestic electricity demand by 2025.

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Ottawa Bike Lanes Project – What gets a city to start bicycling?

Ottawa Bike Lanes Project - What gets a city to start bicycling?

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

Organization: Ottawa Bike Lanes Project

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

It’s simple: We love riding bicycles. North America is in the midst of a transportation revolution in which the bicycle has a key role. Increasingly, the car-centric city is being refocused with an emphasis on liveable streets. People are realizing the immense financial, health, social and environmental benefits of riding bicycles, walking and using public transit.

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Healthy Transportation Coalition in the National Capital Region

Healthy Transportation Coalition in the National Capital Region

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

Organization: Healthy Transportation Coalition

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

We are a grassroots movement of concerned citizens, organizations and businesses working together to increase healthy transportation policies and necessary infrastructure investments in the National Capital Region.

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The Cranberry Valley – only cranberry marsh in the Outaouais region

The Cranberry Valley - only cranberry marsh in the Outaouais region

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: The Cranberry Valley

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Cranberries Valley is a family-run company established in 1998.

With its 66 acres of cultivated land, it is the only cranberry marsh in the Outaouais region. Its mission is to offer a wide variety of cranberry products while providing information to consumers about growing and harvesting cranberries and their health benefits.

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Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch – Eastern Ontario’s Largest Blueberry Farm

Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch - Eastern Ontario's Largest Blueberry Farm

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch is in the agri-tourism business and our goals are to provide unique, family & educational experiences in a beautiful & well maintained country setting.

Our goals will be accomplished by providing outstanding customer service, quality products, unique family fun activities & curriculum based educational programs for our guests to enjoy.

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Torbolton Institute Biodiversity Security: ‘Friends of Torbolton Sandhills’

Torbolton Institute Biodiversity Security: ‘Friends of Torbolton Sandhills’

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

Organization: Torbolton Institute – Growing skills for a sustainable future

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our mission is to see Canadian households continue to thrive in spite of any environmental and economic adversity that might come their way. We regard households opening to self reliance as step one.

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Torbolton Institute Energy Security ‘Green Energy LEED-EB’

Torbolton Institute Energy Security ‘Green Energy LEED-EB’

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Torbolton Institute – Growing skills for a sustainable future

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Canada’s not-for-profit Torbolton Institute, located in rural west Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, embedded in farms, forest and river, is a testbed for future household ways-of-life. We hope for the best, but plan for the worst. We think globally, act locally.

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Torbolton Institute Food Security ‘1000 Ottawa CSAs by 2020’

Torbolton Institute Food Security ‘1000 Ottawa CSAs by 2020’

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Torbolton Institute – Growing skills for a sustainable future

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our mission is to see Canadian households continue to thrive in spite of any environmental and economic adversity that might come their way. We regard households opening to self reliance as step one.

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Savour Ottawa Online – SO local! SO delicious! SO Easy!

Savour Ottawa Online - SO local! SO delicious! SO Easy!

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Savour Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Year round

Objective:

Savour Ottawa producers are working together with Just Food and the City of Ottawa on an exciting new project. Savour Ottawa Online is a new marketplace to shop for locally produced food.

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Bryson Farms – Our vegetables taste like vegetables are supposed to taste!

Bryson Farms - Our vegetables taste like vegetables are supposed to taste!

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Bryson Farms

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Year round

Objective:

Bryson Farms is a certified organic farm which grows over 2,000 varieties of heirloom vegetables which are processed on the farm into frozen vegetables and healthy prepared foods.

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City of Ottawa Laurier Avenue Segregated Bike Lane Project – 2015 Sustainable Community Award

City of Ottawa Laurier Avenue Segregated Bike Lane Project - 2015 Sustainable Community Award

(Theme 1 – Transportation)

Organization: Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)

Project Start Date: July 2011Ongoing

Objective:

On November 17, 2014, FCM announced the 2015 award recipient in the transportation category.

Transportation (Project) – City of Ottawa, ON – Laurier Avenue Segregated Bike Lane Project

Over 1.25 million bike trips have been counted on Laurier Avenue West since the City of Ottawa, implemented the province’s first downtown segregated bicycle lanes in July 2011.

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Whole Foods Market – Real Food, Pure and Simple

Whole Foods Market - Real Food, Pure and Simple

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Whole Foods Market

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Green Mission – We were the first major retailer to offset 100% of our energy use with wind energy credits.

The 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Everyone around here strives to honor this golden rule of environmental stewardship.

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Walk Ottawa – a voice for pedestrian safety and walkable communities

Walk Ottawa - a voice for pedestrian safety and walkable communities

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

Organization: Walk Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The goal of this site is to get more people walking and talking about pedestrian issues in Ottawa. Together we can improve walkability in Ottawa, Ontario.

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A Greener Way of Life – Minto Green

A Greener Way of Life - Minto Green

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design)

Organization: The Minto Group

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

As a leading green builder, we’re committed to creating beautiful homes and office spaces with less impact on the environment. For us, that means consuming less natural resources, minimizing waste and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while providing customers with modern spaces to live and work in.

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Road Ecology: A National Agenda for Canada

Road Ecology: A National Agenda for Canada

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Ontario Road Ecology Group

Timeline for Completion: Founded in 2007 Ongoing

Objective:

The Ontario Road Ecology Group is a network of government and non-government scientists, educators, conservationists, and transportation planner whose goal is to raise awareness about the threats of roads to biodiversity in Ontario.

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Smiths Falls Farmers Market

Smiths Falls Farmers Market

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Smiths Falls Farmers Market

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

The Smiths Falls Farmers Market is committed to promoting and selling locally grown produce and value-added products.

The Smiths Falls Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. from May to October at the RCAFA parking lot on Abbott St. beside the fixed bridge.

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Farm Boy – It’s All About The Food

Farm Boy - It's All About The Food

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Farm Boy Inc. & Eastern Ontario

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Mission – Passionately seek out the tastiest fresh foods, unique products, and the friendliest people and bring them together in a clean, welcoming environment.

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Community Hydro Power Project – Connecting the community with the river

Community Hydro Power Project - Connecting the community with the river

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Burritts Rapids Renewable Energy Association (BRREA)

Timeline for Completion: Started 2005 Ongoing

Objective:

Small-hydro generation at the Burritts Rapids dam site.

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Friends of Gatineau Park – See the Park like you never have before

Friends of Gatineau Park - See the Park like you never have before

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

Organization: Friends of Gatineau Park / Amis du parc de la gatineau

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Friends work to foster understanding, appreciation, enjoyment and stewardship of the Park’s natural and human heritage.

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The Wakefield Ensemble Trails Project

The Wakefield Ensemble Trails Project

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

Organization: Wakefield Ensemble

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Since 2005, Wakefield Ensemble has sponsored an ongoing project to build, extend and maintain trails in the village and its environs. In 2010, as a result of this work, the TransCanada Trail was extended from Gatineau Park through Wakefield, crossing the river at the covered bridge and running through Hendricks Park at Fairbairn House.

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Ottawa Renewable Energy Coop – Energy/Utility

Ottawa Renewable Energy Coop - Energy/Utility

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Ottawa Renewable Energy Coop (OREC)

Timeline for Completion: Created 2010 Ongoing

Objective:

The Ottawa Renewable Energy Cooperative Inc. (OREC) was created in 2010 by Sustainable Ottawa and a group of dedicated individuals in order to allow residents in the City of Ottawa to jointly own and finance renewable energy generation projects in Ottawa and earn a reasonable return while doing so.

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EQuilibrium™ Sustainable Housing Demonstration Initiative

EQuilibrium™ Sustainable Housing Demonstration Initiative

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design)

Organization: Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC)

Timeline for Completion: Started 2007 Ongoing

Objective:

EQuilibrium™ is a national Sustainable Housing Demonstration initiative, led by CMHC, that brings the private and public sectors together to develop homes that combine resource and energy-efficient technologies with renewable energy technologies in order to reduce their environmental impact.

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Sustainable Youth Canada – Ottawa Chapter

Sustainable Youth Canada - Ottawa Chapter

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

Organization: Sustainable Youth Canada

Timeline for Completion: Founded 2013 Ongoing

Objective:

Through a network of affiliated regions across the nation, Sustainable Youth Canada prides itself in maintaining the Canadian Sustainable Youth Registry, while empowering young people to lead local events and fundraisers for environmental and energy sustainability.

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Smart House Ottawa – Very Clever Living

Smart House Ottawa - Very Clever Living

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design)

Organization: Urban Capital with Tamarack Homes

Project Start Date: Start Fall 2014

Objective:

A “smart” urban development, Smart House is being developed on a downtown site, close to public transit, using existing municipal infrastructure.

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Watersheds Canada – Lake Management

Watersheds Canada - Lake Management

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

Organization: Watersheds Canada

Timeline for Completion: 2015

Objective:

We bring community members together, including lake residents, organizations, municipal/township representatives, and businesses, to achieve a common goal – to protect their lake.

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Watersheds Canada – Work, Live, Play in Canada’s Lakes and Rivers

Watersheds Canada - Work, Live, Play in Canada's Lakes and Rivers

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital)

Organization: Watersheds Canada

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Vision
We envision people caring for their waters, resulting in clean, healthy lakes and rivers that will support humans and wildlife for years to come.

Mission
We work with landowners, communities, and organizations to protect lakes and rivers through developing effective, transferable, long-term solutions.

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VeloGo – Bike Share Program in Ottawa-Gatineau

VeloGo - Bike Share Program in Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Organization: VeloGo

Timeline for Completion: Started 2014 Ongoing

Objective:

VeloGO is the official Bike Share program for the Ottawa-Gatineau area, a healthy, fun and affordable way to get around the capital region. Hop on a bike and cruise past morning traffic, turn lunch hours into thrill rides, and welcome errands as sun-soaked adventures.

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Ontario Nature – Endangered Species – Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark

Ontario Nature - Endangered Species - Bobolink and Eastern Meadowlark

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Ontario Nature

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The bobolink and the eastern meadowlark are two grassland birds listed as threatened in Ontario.

Our Ontario Nature publication, Birds on the Farm, provides helpful tips on land management practices that help to conserve bobolink and other farmland birds.

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Perth Farmers’ Market – Come for the Freshness! – Stay for the Fun!

Perth Farmers' Market - Come for the Freshness! - Stay for the Fun!

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Perth Farmers’ Market

Timeline for Completion: Est. 1992 Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Mission
The Perth Farmers’ Market is dedicated to locally grown and crafted products.

Location: Tay Basin (across fromTown Hall in Downtown Heritage Perth)

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Vankleek Hill Farmers’ Market – Local food made by local people

Vankleek Hill Farmers’ Market - Local food made by local people

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Vankleek Hill Farmers’ Market

Timeline for Completion: Est. 1997 Ongoing – Year round

Objective:

A champion of wholesome locally produced foods such as fresh fruits & vegetables, local & naturally raised meats, game meats, home style baked goods, and honey.

Join us every Saturday, 9 am – 1 pm at Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute High School (VCI), 5814 Hwy 34 in Vankleek Hill.

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Almonte Farmers’ Market – For the freshest, most local, in season products you can find

Almonte Farmers’ Market - For the freshest, most local, in season products you can find

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Almonte Farmers’ Market

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

The first market was held in the library parking lot in 1990, and remains there to this day. It operates from May to October, Saturday mornings from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Items available include in season fruits and veggies, perennials, and other locally grown items, flowers, baked good, woodworking and other hand crafted items like knitting and sewing, preserves, berries, organic meat and honey.

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Carleton Place Farmers’ Market – Good for you. Good for your COMMUNITY

Carleton Place Farmers' Market - Good for you. Good for your COMMUNITY

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Carleton Place Farmers’ Market

Timeline for Completion: Opened 1993 Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Are you are looking for farm fresh produce and meats? Then the Carleton Place Farmers’ Market is the place to be!
Visit Us
7 Beckwith St. (corner of Lake Ave.) in Carleton Place
Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm (May – Oct)

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The Oblate Lands Redevelopment

The Oblate Lands Redevelopment

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

Organization: EQ Homes and Regional Group

Timeline for Completion: Started Fall 2014

Objective:

Welcome to the home page for Community access to information for the Oblates Re-development.

A Visionary Riverfront Community!

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Lunchbox Consulting Inc. – Enabling Sustainable Solutions For The Built Environment

Lunchbox Consulting Inc. - Enabling Sustainable Solutions For The Built Environment

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design)

Organization: Lunchbox Consulting Inc.

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our goal is to educate and build capacity in the market and raise the sustainability bar of our collective building stock for both new and existing buildings.

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Carp Farmers’ Market – Fresher by a Country Smile!

Carp Farmers’ Market - Fresher by a Country Smile!

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Carp Farmers’ Market

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

We are the largest producer-based Farmers’ Market in Eastern Ontario and are used as a model for other Ontario markets.

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Wakefield Market – A local producers’ market for farmers and artisans

Wakefield Market - A local producers' market for farmers and artisans

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Wakefield Market

Timeline for Completion: Started 1997 Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

Visit our lively village market and take home some freshly-picked veggies and apples, artisan cheese or smoked trout, grass-fed beef and baked goods for dessert.

Location:
Corner of Riverside and Legion Roads
Wakefield, Quebec

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Kanata Farmers Market – Now you don’t have to go far to buy local!

Kanata Farmers Market - Now you don't have to go far to buy local!

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Kanata Farmers Market

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

The idea behind this beautiful market was to offer Kanata residents a farmer’s market close to home that they can call their own. We wanted to offer customers a location where they could purchase most of their weekly grocery needs knowing that it is all fresh and local and that they are supporting the local economy by buying directly from local Ottawa Farmers.

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Ferguson Forest Centre – Keeping Our Community Green and Growing!

Ferguson Forest Centre - Keeping Our Community Green and Growing!

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital)

Organization: Ferguson Forest Centre (FFC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Ferguson Forest Centre is a tree nursery growing high quality ecologically suitable trees and shrubs from known seed sources that are sold to people and organizations to help sustain our supply of forest products and improve the environment.

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Friends of the Ferguson Forest Centre – Kemptville’s Community Forest

Friends of the Ferguson Forest Centre - Kemptville's Community Forest

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Friends of the Ferguson Forest Centre (FFFC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our purpose is to protect and foster the overall well being of the land in and surrounding the Ferguson Forest Centre, and to ensure that the users and the people of North Grenville gain the maximum enjoyment of everything this green space has to offer.

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Rideau Trail Association – hiking trail Kingston to Ottawa

Rideau Trail Association - hiking trail Kingston to Ottawa

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

Organization: Rideau Trail Association

Timeline for Completion: Established 1971 Ongoing

Objective:

The Rideau Trail Association is a non-profit organization and a founding member of Hike Ontario. Its purpose is to preserve and maintain a hiking trail from Kingston to Ottawa.

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Giving Garden – “Be hopeful and give freely. The rewards are priceless.”

Giving Garden -

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Giving Garden – North Grenville

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

The Giving Garden is a space for you. Anyone may come, anytime, to plant, to nurture, to harvest-and with the harvest, to give.

Consider this an invitation to come and see the garden for yourself. It’s on Highway 43 adjacent to the Ferguson Forest Centre – across from the Creekside Centre.

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Taste of the Valley – Renfrew County

Taste of the Valley - Renfrew County

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

Organization: County of Renfrew

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Annual Event

Objective:

Taste of the Valley events are community events that help introduce both visitors and local residents to the many unique agricultural products available in the region.

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Cobden Farmers’ Market – Come for the freshness, stay for the fun!

Cobden Farmers' Market - Come for the freshness, stay for the fun!

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Cobden Farmers’ Market

Timeline for Completion: Founded 1991 Ongoing seasonal

Objective:

Gathering of local vendors to provide fresh homemade and wholseome produce and crafts.

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Eganville Farmers’ Market – Showcases local products from Eganville & surrounding areas

Eganville Farmers' Market - Showcases local products from Eganville & surrounding areas

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Eganville Farmers’ Market

Timeline for Completion: Founded in 2011, Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

Eganville Farmers’ Market is proud to offer fresh, organic products.

The market will be returning to Legion Memorial Field for the 2016 season.

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Kemptville Kinsmen Farmers’ Market – Know your farmer, know your food

Kemptville Kinsmen Farmers' Market - Know your farmer, know your food

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Kemptville Kinsmen Farmers’ Market

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

We are a producers’ market providing seasonally available, locally grown or produced vegetables, fruit, and meat.

The Market runs every Sunday from 12 to 4 pm from June to Thanksgiving. Visit us at 200 Sanders Street, at the corner of Oxford and Rideau in Old Town Kemptville.

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Alexandria Farmers Market – Supporting local producers and crafters, in your community

Alexandria Farmers Market - Supporting local producers and crafters, in your community

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Alexandria Farmers Market

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

The market aims to introduce and market local products from local fresh food growers, gourmet food producers and local crafts people to the community.

Location of Market:
The market is located at Alexandria Island Park, Derby Street West (off Main Street), Alexandria

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Marché Old Chelsea Market – Celebrating nature, creativity, and healthful living

Marché Old Chelsea Market - Celebrating nature, creativity, and healthful living

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Marché Old Chelsea Market

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

The Chelsea Market is an outdoor Farmer’s Market located in Old Chelsea. You will find handmade, original, home grown produce and products. Many of our vendors are certified organic.

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Harvest Moon Orchard – Local people, locally grown food!

Harvest Moon Orchard - Local people, locally grown food!

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Harvest Moon Orchard

Timeline for Completion: Started 1986 Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

Apples are picked beginning in August and we have a good supply until we close down in early December.

We’re not just an apple orchard. Early in the season we grow garlic, new potatoes and summer squash. Later on we have over 20 varieties of home grown squash, gourds, pumpkins and decorative corn for autumn decorating.

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Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre offers tranquility and wonder

Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre offers tranquility and wonder

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

Organization: Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Shaw Woods is a gorgeous nature preserve located near Cobden, ON. Stretching over 200 hectares and managed by the Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre, it has a 13-kilometre network of self-guided walking trails that meander through woods and wetlands, over boardwalks, beside water, and up to a lookout.

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Fish Habitat – Rideau Roundtable

Fish Habitat - Rideau Roundtable

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Rideau Roundtable

Timeline for Completion: 2015

Objective:

The Roundtable created a calm water fish sanctuary (embayment) on the banks of the Rideau River in Brewer Park, Ottawa.

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Turtle Habitat – Rideau Roundtable

Turtle Habitat - Rideau Roundtable

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Rideau Roundtable

Timeline for Completion: 2002 – 2003

Objective:

In 2002 and 2003, the Roundtable installed 18 turtle basking platforms and 12 basking logs at 11 locations in the Rideau River in Smiths Falls, Merrickville, and Kemptville. Fourteen turtle crossing road signs were installed on roads to alert motorists of locations where turtles frequently cross.

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Rideau Experience Program – Voyageur Canoe Tours

Rideau Experience Program - Voyageur Canoe Tours

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

Organization: Rideau Roundtable

Timeline for Completion: Started 2009 Ongoing

Objective:

For the past number of years, the Rideau Roundtable has partnered with Paddle Canada and Parks Canada to host interpretive tours along the Rideau Waterway.

LOCATION:
Tours are offered anywhere along the Rideau where there is launch access.

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Rideau Roundtable – keeping the Rideau and Cataraqui Watersheds healthy

Rideau Roundtable - keeping the Rideau and Cataraqui Watersheds healthy

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

Organization: Rideau Roundtable

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our Mission
The Rideau Roundtable is an incorporated not-for-profit association of individuals, community organizations and government agencies working together to keep the Rideau and Cataraqui Watersheds from Ottawa to Kingston healthy: socially, economically and environmentally.

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Ontario Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP)

Ontario Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP)

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

Organization: Ontario Woodlot Association – Program managed by MNR

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Certain forestlands in Ontario may be privately owned, but they benefit all Ontarians. The Ministry of Natural Resources’ (MNR) Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program recognizes the importance of these lands. The goal of the MFTIP program is to bring greater fairness to the property tax system by valuing forestland according to its current use. The program is designed to increase landowner awareness about forest stewardship.

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Canada Nutist Community – becoming urban agroforests

Canada Nutist Community - becoming urban agroforests

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

Organization: Canada Nutist Community

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Harvesting Canada’s native & naturalized edible tree nuts, intown and out, for home use and sales worldwide.

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Celebrating the Bur Oaks of Champlain Park, Ottawa Canada

Celebrating the Bur Oaks of Champlain Park, Ottawa Canada

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

Organization: The Champlain Oaks Project

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

We’re a volunteer group of neighbours, honoured to share our community with these magnificent old-growth giants, and dedicated to celebrating, preserving, and restoring the historic Oak forest in Ottawa’s West end.

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Chesterville Farmers`Market – at the Waterfront

Chesterville Farmers`Market - at the Waterfront

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Chesterville Farmers`Market

Timeline for Completion: Started 2003 Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

Chesterville Farmers` Market
Open every Saturday Morning from 9 am to 2 pm From May to October At the Chesterville Waterfront
Just 45 minutes south of Ottawa- Queen Street, Chesterville, Ontario

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Cornwall Seaway Valley Grower’s Market – Attractions/Things to Do

Cornwall Seaway Valley Grower's Market - Attractions/Things to Do

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Cornwall Seaway Valley Grower’s Market

Timeline for Completion: Started 1982 Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

Farmers’ Markets so much to offer!
Always Fresh……Always Local!!

Come to The Market on Saturday morning.

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Metcalfe Farmers’ Market – Attractions/Things to Do

Metcalfe Farmers' Market - Attractions/Things to Do

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Metcalfe Farmers’ Market

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

We have been in operation for 21 seasons, promoting and selling locally produced products.

Location:
Metcalfe Agricultural Society Fairgrounds.
Metcalfe, Ontario, Canada

Metcalfe Farmers’ Market open Saturdays 8:00am to 12:00pm from May to mid-October

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North Gower Farmers’ Market – Country flavour in the city

North Gower Farmers' Market - Country flavour in the city

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: North Gower Farmers’ Market

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

The Market, now in its 20th season, is still going strong. It appeals equally to residents, who show up at 8:30 every Saturday morning to get first pick of the pies, and to visitors, who come out to enjoy a taste of the countryside.

Located at 2397 Roger Stevens Dr.

Market Hours: Saturdays 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
May to October

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Rainbow Foods – Live, Learn…..Be Healthy!

Rainbow Foods - Live, Learn…..Be Healthy!

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Rainbow Foods – The Healthy Choice. For You. For Life.

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Since 1978, we have been Ottawa’s friendliest, most complete health food market, and we invite you to join us on our quest to bring better health to our community.

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Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre

Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre

Timeline for Completion: Started 1981 Ongoing

Objective:

Dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of injured, ill and/or orphaned wild birds.

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Club d’eau vive Coureurs de Bois Whitewater Paddling Club

Club d'eau vive Coureurs de Bois Whitewater Paddling Club

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Club d’eau vive Coureurs de Bois Whitewater Paddling Club

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

CdB is a whitewater paddling club for the Ottawa-Gatineau area. We have many informal river trips and frequently paddle the world class Ottawa River as well as other rivers in Ontario, Quebec, and NY.

There are usually CdB members practicing and playing at the Champlain Bridge and other local play spots.

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All Things Food/Bouffe 360° – Healthy, local food for all

All Things Food/Bouffe 360° - Healthy, local food for all

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: All Things Food/Bouffe 360°

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our mission: To increase access to local, healthy and sustainable food for all residents of SD& G.

Our vision: Healthy and sustainable communities that are food secure.

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City of Ottawa Whitewater

City of Ottawa Whitewater

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: City of Ottawa Whitewater

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

This is a blog dedicated to the whitewater paddling community in the City of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada. I hope it can be a useful resource for all that want to play in the whitewater of our city. Paddle safe!

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Whitewater Kayak Club in Cornwall, Ontario

Whitewater Kayak Club in Cornwall, Ontario

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Cornwall Recreational Whitewater Club (CReW Club)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our Goal:

It all comes down to getting people active outside. As individuals, families, or groups, everyone benefits from heathly, active lifestyles and CReW wants to share our passion of the outdoors with as many people as possible. Even if someone can’t get out to paddle for whatever reason, we’ll provide them with a way to enjoy the sport and participate in community activities.

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Farmer Outreach

Farmer Outreach

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Canadian Organic Growers (COG) – Ottawa – St. Lawrence – Outaouais (OSO) Chapter

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

COG OSO provides valuable services to the regional farming community by offering practical learning resources about organic farming practices and about what’s involved in transitioning from non-organic to certified organic status.

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Glebe Neighbourhood Cycling Plan

Glebe Neighbourhood Cycling Plan

(Theme 1 – Transportation)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The purpose of the Glebe Neighbourhood Cycling Plan is to improve the quality of the cycling environment within the Glebe community.

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Ottawa Canoe Camping Club – Come paddle with us!

Ottawa Canoe Camping Club - Come paddle with us!

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Recreation Association Canoe Camping Club

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The RACCC has a legacy of canoe tripping expertise! Friendship, volunteerism, safety, environmentally friendly camping have been club hallmarks since the 1940’s.

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Ottawa River Runners – whitewater paddling

Ottawa River Runners - whitewater paddling

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Ottawa River Runners Whitewater Club

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Ottawa River Runners Whitewater Club Inc.(ORR) is an organization dedicated to whitewater paddling. We provide an introduction to the sport and ongoing development, with a range of opportunities for paddlers of all ages and abilities to pursue and achieve their personal paddling goals in a safe, supportive, respectful, and responsible environment.

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Wild Birds Unlimited – Pathways to Nature Conservation Fund

Wild Birds Unlimited - Pathways to Nature Conservation Fund

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Wild Birds Unlimited

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our mission, “We Bring People and Nature Together,” includes informing and educating people about the wonders of birding and nature. So go ahead, learn away.

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Fall Colours Hike to Blueberry Mountain

Fall Colours Hike to Blueberry Mountain

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

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.

Location: 502 Hills of Peace Rd, Lanark, ON

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Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust – Preserving the Land, Protecting the Future

Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust - Preserving the Land, Protecting the Future

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

Organization: Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT)

Timeline for Completion: Formed 2003 – Ongoing

Objective:

To protect and conserve areas of land having ecological, scientific, natural, historic or aesthetic value through stewardship, purchase, lease, gift, easement and other similar mean, and which lands are located in the general region of the drainage basin of the Mississippi River and of the adjoining lands northward to the Madawaska River.

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Lindenlea Community Garden

Lindenlea Community Garden

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

Organization: Lindenlea Community Association (LCA)

Project Start Date: 2014

Objective:

We would like to see the Lindenlea Community Garden become a model for others to copy.

Geographically and socially, the neighbourhood of Lindenlea is right in between Rockcliffe and Vanier, and is very close to downtown and easily accessible within the city. In permaculture/ natural design terms, Lindenlea is a definite edge in many ways.

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Ottawa (de)tours – Different takes on the town

Ottawa (de)tours - Different takes on the town

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

Organization: Ottawa (de)tours

Timeline for Completion: Started 2014 Ongoing

Objective:

THEMED WALKS – The bracketed “(de)” plays with concepts of deconstruction and deviation. Our walking seminars help people think critically about the past, the present and the future.

Whether you’re a first time visitor to Ottawa or a local, we will offer you a unique place-based experience.

Our walking seminars offer individuals a chance to delve into issues of national importance.

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Therma Solaris** Green Tech – Technologie verte Demonstration Project

Therma Solaris** Green Tech - Technologie verte Demonstration Project

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Therma Solaris in collaboration with Carleton University and La Cité

Timeline for Completion: Started 2014 Ongoing

Objective:

We are developing an affordable home heating and cooling system that uses only renewable energy sources and achieves amazing cost savings.

Our vision: Powered by innovation, guided by sustainability, we help our customers achieve their energy-related goals.

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Home Winterproofing Program – Stay comfortable and save energy all winter

Home Winterproofing Program - Stay comfortable and save energy all winter

(Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Enbridge Gas

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Take advantage of our free Home Winterproofing Program, keep your home warm and comfortable all winter, and save energy.

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Ontario Nature – Discover, Connect, Protect, Act, Give

Ontario Nature - Discover, Connect, Protect, Act, Give

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

Organization: Ontario Nature

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Ontario Nature protects wild species and wild spaces through conservation, education and public engagement.

Ontario Nature is a charitable organization representing more than 30,000 members and supporters and 150 member groups from across Ontario.

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Nature Voice

Nature Voice

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

Organization: Nature Canada

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our mission is to protect and conserve nature in Canada by engaging Canadians and by advocating on behalf of nature.

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Nature Watch – Engaging Citizens in Science

Nature Watch - Engaging Citizens in Science

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

Organization: Nature Canada

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

NatureWatch is a community that engages all Canadians in collecting scientific information on nature to understand our changing environment.

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Shirleys Bay – The National Capital Greenbelt

Shirleys Bay - The National Capital Greenbelt

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: The National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Shirleys Bay, to the west of Ottawa, is a provincially significant wetland and the largest marshland in the Greenbelt. It’s also one of the best spots in Canada’s Capital Region for birdwatching. The bay is an old channel of the Ottawa River, and it has a launch for small boats. Within the conservation area, there are seven kilometres of hiking trails and two recreational paths: the Watts Creek Pathway and the Greenbelt Pathway West.

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Mer Bleue – The National Capital Greenbelt

Mer Bleue - The National Capital Greenbelt

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: The National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Mer Bleue Bog in Ottawa is one of the most outstanding natural features of the Greenbelt. The 3,500-hectare conservation area has a northern eco-system more typical of the Arctic than Ottawa Valley.

At Mer Bleue you will find interpretive boardwalks, sand ridges, cross-country ski trails and forests. Mer Bleue is the largest bog and natural area in Canada’s Capital Region and the second-largest bog in southern Ontario.

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Green’s Creek – The National Capital Greenbelt

Green’s Creek - The National Capital Greenbelt

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: The National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Green’s Creek, to the east of Ottawa, is an area of unusual geology with steep-sided ravines and plateaus. There are several short ski and hiking trails, as well as a toboggan slide. Green’s Creek also marks the eastern end of the Greenbelt Pathway, which will extend across the whole Greenbelt when completed.

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Nature and Heritage Conservation in the Greenbelt

Nature and Heritage Conservation in the Greenbelt

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

Organization: The National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Greenbelt in Ottawa provides a rich habitat for a variety of animals, trees and flowering plants. Wetlands in particular are vital to a healthy environment, for both people and animals. The NCC is focused on conserving the natural and heritage features of the Greenbelt for future generations.

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Tackle Your Stuff – Do you have too much STUFF and too little TIME? We can HELP!

Tackle Your Stuff - Do you have too much STUFF and too little TIME? We can HELP!

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Tackle Your Stuff

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Up-cycle & Donate & Re-purpose
We love this beautiful planet, so we work very hard to find new homes and uses for the things you are letting go of.

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Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee

Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee

(Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The mandate of the Environmental Advisory Committee is to advise Ottawa City Council on policy, programs and service delivery in the area of environmental stewardship.
Responsibilities

The Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee is responsible for providing advice to Ottawa City Council on issues pertaining to:
•Policy, programs and service delivery in the area of environmental services, forests, greenspaces, parks, cycling and pedestrian issues.

The Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee will be available as a resource to staff, providing input on matters being pursued to achieve Council’s strategic priorities.

Above all, the Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee is responsible for ensuring that its business aligns with, and serves to complement, City Council’s strategic priorities.

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Recyclore: Volunteers putting bicycles back on the street

Recyclore: Volunteers putting bicycles back on the street

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Recyclore – Bicycle Recycling

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Recyclore is an independent, nonprofit community group staffed entirely by volunteers and located in Ottawa’s West End.

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Transforming Milkbags into Bedmats and Tote Bags

Transforming Milkbags into Bedmats and Tote Bags

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Recycling Milk Bags into Bed Mats – Ottawa Area

Project Start Date: Since 2011 Ongoing

Objective:

With scissors, crochet hook and willing hands, we can transform our garbage into these washable, quick-dry bed mats which provide an alternative to sleeping on the damp, hard ground.

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Call2Recycle – battery and cellphone recycling

Call2Recycle - battery and cellphone recycling

(Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Call2Recycle

Timeline for Completion: Founded 1994 Ongoing

Objective:

Founded in 1994, Call2Recycle—North America’s first and largest battery stewardship program—is a non-profit organization that collects and recycles batteries at no cost for municipalities, businesses and consumers.

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Mountain Equipment Co-op – Green Building in Ottawa

Mountain Equipment Co-op - Green Building in Ottawa

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Mountain Equipment Co-op – Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Opened 2000 Ongoing

Objective:

This was the first retail building in Canada to comply with Canada’s C2000 Green Building Standard.

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Mountain Equipment Co-op – Sustainability (People, Planet, Product)

Mountain Equipment Co-op - Sustainability (People, Planet, Product)

(Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Mountain Equipment Co-op

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

We strive to make great products that lessen our impact on the environment and improve the lives of people we touch.

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Ottawa Food Action Plan

Ottawa Food Action Plan

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Ottawa Food Policy Council (OFPC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Ottawa Food Policy Council is a group representing all aspects of the food system to enable a broader and more coherent discussion about food policy.

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Ottawa Plantcycle – Give and take freebies

Ottawa Plantcycle - Give and take freebies

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Ottawa Plantcycle

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

To reduce our individual and collective environmental footprints on our home, the Earth by actively, energetically and positively promoting values of sustainability and conservation of resources.

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Biodome Garden – Brewer Park Community Garden

Biodome Garden - Brewer Park Community Garden

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Brewer Park Community Garden

Timeline for Completion: August 2014 Ongoing

Objective:

Located in the Brewer Park Community Garden. the biodome garden is a modular designed circular raised bed linked to an aquaponics system. This structure safely recycles wastewater from fish to nourish vegetable plants within a contained system. The water is then filtered back to the fish and the cycle continues.

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Bike Share Program in Ottawa-Gatineau

Bike Share Program in Ottawa-Gatineau

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

Organization: VeloGo

Timeline for Completion: Start 2014 Ongoing

Objective:

Our mission is to inspire people to ride bicycles for the benefit of one’s health, spirit, and planet. We realize this by partnering with communities and businesses to create spaces and programs that encourage people to ride.

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Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada – Natural Heritage

Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada - Natural Heritage

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

Organization: Parks Canada

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Along its 202 km route from Ottawa to Kingston, the Rideau Canal passes through four distinct natural landscapes, each of which possesses its own particular scenic beauty:

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Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada – Species at Risk

Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada - Species at Risk

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Parks Canada

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Rideau Canal, with its many rivers, lakes and wetlands is home to numerous species at risk. Finding all of these rare species along the 202km canal can be a fun challenge!

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Turtles at Risk

Turtles at Risk

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Leeds-Grenville Stewardship Council & South Nation Conservation Authority (SNCA)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Counties of Leeds and Grenville are home to several species of turtles. Unfortunately all the turtles found in this area except for one species (the Painted turtle) are at risk.

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Gray Rat Snake Nesting Boxes – Species at Risk

Gray Rat Snake Nesting Boxes - Species at Risk

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Leeds-Grenville Stewardship Council

Timeline for Completion: 2014

Objective:

The LGSC is partnering with Queens University Biological Station and Murphy’s Point Provincial Park to increase the number of nesting boxes in the gray ratsnakes range in the future and is hoping to receive further funding to provide more research and monitoring of nesting sites.

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50 Million Tree Program

50 Million Tree Program

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

Organization: Leeds Grenville Stewardship Council

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The goal of the 50 Million Tree Program is to sequester carbon; enhance and diversify southern Ontario’s landscape; increase adaptive capacity to withstand climate change; moderate local climate by providing shade, moderating temperature extremes and reducing the effects of storms; increase wildlife habitat; increase soil and water conservation, and provide local economic opportunities.

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Manotick Farmers’ Market – nourishing our community

Manotick Farmers' Market - nourishing our community

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

Organization: Manotick Farmers’ Market

Timeline for Completion: Launched in June 2012 Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

The Manotick Farmer’s Market is a “producer-only” market. As a consumer, you will know exactly who produced the meats, cheeses, vegetables, grains and baked goods on sale at the market.

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AIM Metal Recycling Center – making recycling easy and profitable

AIM Metal Recycling Center - making recycling easy and profitable

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: AIM Metal Recycling Center

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our goal is to reduce the amount of landfill to an absolute minimum.

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Hutton Creek Wetland – Restoring a provincially significant wetland

Hutton Creek Wetland - Restoring a provincially significant wetland

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

Organization: Leeds-Grenville Stewardship Council

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Hutton Creek Wetland is part of 5660 acre provincially significant wetland complex located in Elizabethtown-­Kitley Twp. about 5 km south of the Village of Lombardy.

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Unilever Sustainability Living Plan – Making Sustainable Living Commonplace

Unilever Sustainability Living Plan - Making Sustainable Living Commonplace

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Unilever Canada

Timeline for Completion: Launched 2010 Ongoing

Objective:

Our mission is to help people everywhere increase the quality of their life without increasing their environmental footprint.

Unilever Sustainability Living Plan sets out three big goals: improving Health & Well-Being, reducing Environmental Impact and enhancing Livelihoods.

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The Torbolton Institute – Futurized lifestyles for Canadian households

The Torbolton Institute - Futurized lifestyles for Canadian households

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 5 – Food, Theme 6 – Natural Capital)

Organization: The Torbolton Institute

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Torbolton Institute envisions a sustainable 21st century Canada, with wellbeing for all, through our wise innovation of leading edge culture, arts and sciences.

We work by projects, under four programs:
. security for food
. security for biodiversity
. security for energy
. security for culture

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Saving a threatened Ottawa sand dune complex

Saving a threatened Ottawa sand dune complex

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

Organization: Biodiversity Conservancy

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Ottawa’s only inland sand dune complex—the Pinhey sand dune complex —has survived over 10,000 years since the last ice age. This unique ecosystem is home to a number of plant and animal species which can only live in well-drained, open areas with exposed fine white sand.

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CREDDO – regional council for the environment and sustainable development in Outaouais

CREDDO - regional council for the environment and sustainable development in Outaouais

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

Organization: Le Conseil régional de l’environnement et du développement (CREDDO)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Mission
To promote the preservation and improve the environment and the conservation of the natural resources in a sustainable development perspective.

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Bird Conservation

Bird Conservation

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

Organization: Nature Canada

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Nature Canada celebrates and protects birds through a host of programs that engage communities in bird-friendly practices that benefit whole ecosystems.

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Nature Canada – Celebrate, Educate, Protect!

Nature Canada - Celebrate, Educate, Protect!

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

Organization: Nature Canada

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our mission is to protect and conserve wildlife and habitats in Canada by engaging people and advocating on behalf of nature.

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Fish Habitat – Walleye Spawning Bed Enhancement Projects

Fish Habitat - Walleye Spawning Bed Enhancement Projects

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

Organization: Lanark County Stewardship Council

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The objective of this project was to increase spawning productivity and natural walleye populations of Christie Lake and the Tay River by adding substrate and structure to existing and new spawning areas.

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Envirothon – to build environmental awareness and leadership among young people

Envirothon - to build environmental awareness and leadership among young people

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

Organization: Lanark County Stewardship Council

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Envirothon continues to be a very successful project with our area high schools.

Every year we have about four high schools and approximately 50 students and teachers involved in this program that is designed to assist students in learning more about what is happening in the environment and how human actions affect that environment.

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Lanark County Stewardship Council – Working together for a naturally beautiful county

Lanark County Stewardship Council - Working together for a naturally beautiful county

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

Organization: Lanark County Stewardship Council

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Community Stewardship Council of Lanark County is a unique organization: a volunteer, community-based Council which works with individuals and community groups committed to responsible environmental stewardship.

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Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter – Discovering the wonders of nature!

Ontario Children's Outdoor Charter - Discovering the wonders of nature!

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network (BEAN)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Biodiversity Education and Awareness Network is pleased to introduce the Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter. The Charter aims is to make sure all Ontario children have opportunities to play and explore in the outdoors.

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Biodiversity sustains us and enriches our lives – and we need to protect it

Biodiversity sustains us and enriches our lives – and we need to protect it

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

Organization: Ontario Biodiversity Council (OBC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Biodiversity is all around us — it’s the variety of life on Earth, from the tiniest insect to a vast northern forest. Biodiversity is also about being connected – no species, including people, can live without others to provide it with food and habitat. All living things are part of this life system.

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Stewardship Network of Ontario – Contributing to Biodiverity Conservation and Environmental Health

Stewardship Network of Ontario - Contributing to Biodiverity Conservation and Environmental Health

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

Organization: Stewardship Network of Ontario (SNO)

Timeline for Completion: Formed 2004 – Ongoing

Objective:

Our vision is a future where Ontarians care for air, land, water and biodiversity and work together to sustain the natural processes on which all life depends.

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Got a Property in Rural Ontario?

Got a Property in Rural Ontario?

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

Organization: Nature In Deed – We all live downstream from somebody else

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Nature In Deed® is a portal to a wide range of information and resources about living in a rural environment.

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Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup – Help Keep Our Waters Healthy For Everyone

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup - Help Keep Our Waters Healthy For Everyone

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

Organization: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Timeline for Completion: Started 1994 – Ongoing

Objective:

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is about removing shoreline litter to help create healthy waters for everyone, including the wildlife and communities that depend on them.

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Mississippi RiverWatchers – Active from Appleton to Packenham

Mississippi RiverWatchers - Active from Appleton to Packenham

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Mississippi RiverWatchers

Timeline for Completion: Formed 2012 – Ongoing

Objective:

The Mississippi RiverWatchers stand for the river as a community resource.

Long term priorities include: Stewardship, Elevating the value of the river as a community feature, Preserving the essential character of the river, Promoting recreation, Water quality, Shoreline clean up, and Development watch

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Kemp Woodland Stewardship Project

Kemp Woodland Stewardship Project

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

Organization: Ottawa Stewardship Council

Timeline for Completion: June 2015 Ongoing

Objective:

We have partnered with the adjacent Sacred Heart High School, which will take over long term stewardship of the forest as part of their environmental studies classes.

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Farmers’ Markets Ontario – East Region

Farmers’ Markets Ontario - East Region

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Farmers’ Markets Ontario – East Region

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

Farmers’ markets in Ontario are booming—and no wonder!

Shoppers love them because they can buy top-quality farm-fresh products directly from the person who produced them—and can often find products they won’t find anywhere else

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What Sustainable Practices Mean – Water Management in Cameroon

What Sustainable Practices Mean - Water Management in Cameroon

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

Organization: OK Clean Water Project – Ottawa-Kumbo Partnership

Timeline for Completion: Started 2003 Ongoing

Objective:

The mission of the OK Clean Water Project is to provide the resources and support for water management teams in order to make clean water readily available to villages in the area of Kumbo, Cameroon.

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Country flavour in the city – North Gower Farmers’ Market

Country flavour in the city - North Gower Farmers' Market

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: North Gower Farmers’ Market

Timeline for Completion: Founded 1994 Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

The North Gower Farmers’ Market is operated by a volunteer non-profit community group

It appeals equally to residents, who show up at 8:30 every Saturday morning to get first pick of the pies, and to visitors, who come out to enjoy a taste of the countryside.

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The Planet – Making a True Difference

The Planet - Making a True Difference

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Tim Hortons Inc.

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

We understand that changes in the environment need to be managed and embrace our responsibility to do our part, focusing on two key priority areas to reduce our environmental impact. Working with our restaurant owners, we are committed to reducing the waste we create in all aspects of our business and to reducing the energy, carbon emissions and resources we use.

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Kanata North Recreation Complex – Gold LEED Certified

Kanata North Recreation Complex - Gold LEED Certified

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Fall 2013

Objective:

The RRCK is designed to meet LEEDTM (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification. Mechanical systems minimize energy use and follow environmentally friendly principles.

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James Bartleman Archives and Library Materials Centre – Gold LEED Certified

James Bartleman Archives and Library Materials Centre - Gold LEED Certified

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Ottawa Public Library and City of Ottawa Archives

Timeline for Completion: Opened in June, 2011

Objective:

The building incorporates sustainable design features, which will reduce energy consumption, use of natural resources, impact on the environment, and improve occupant health and comfort.

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Good for you, Good for our forests – Sustainable Forest Initiative

Good for you, Good for our forests - Sustainable Forest Initiative

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

Organization: Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

We’re as diverse as the forests.

As an independent organization, SFI, Inc. brings together all kinds of people and groups who depend on North American forests and want to keep them thriving. These include forest companies, conservation groups, aboriginal communities, small family forest landowners, loggers, universities and governments

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Ottawa Bird Count – A Volunteer Based, Scientifically Rigorous Survey of Birds in an Expanding City

Ottawa Bird Count - A Volunteer Based, Scientifically Rigorous Survey of Birds in an Expanding City

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Ottawa Bird Count (OBC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Annual Event

Objective:

With your help we’re learning how to conserve biodiversity in the city.

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Environmental Sustainability – Through our IHG Green Engage™ system

Environmental Sustainability - Through our IHG Green Engage™ system

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

As one of the world’s leading hotel companies, we understand the impact our business activities have on the environment and take active steps to manage it.

Through our IHG Green Engage™ system as well as via a range of other activities and measures – and through specific targets – we are putting the environment right at the heart of how we operate.

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Living Sustainably – Change Makers

Living Sustainably - Change Makers

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Hilton Worldwide

Timeline for Completion: Started 2009 Ongoing

Objective:

Sustainability is a core business driver and brand standard – managed in the same way we manage other aspects of hotel and operational performance. We take a holistic and comprehensive approach to sustainability – reducing our impact and looking at all aspects of our business – from the products and services used throughout our hotels to deliver great guest experiences to how we conserve and use energy and water, to working with our owners to build more efficient hotels.

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Are You Taking Advantage Of the Historic Mill of Kintail (near Ottawa)?

Are You Taking Advantage Of the Historic Mill of Kintail (near Ottawa)?

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

Organization: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Discover What’s Unique About Your Local Conservation Areas

Lift your spirits by reconnecting with the historically significant natural areas in Ottawa’s Mississippi Valley watershed.

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Morris Island (Ottawa,ON.): Historic Trade and Transportation Route

Morris Island (Ottawa,ON.): Historic Trade and Transportation Route

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

Organization: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Morris Island Conservation Area is located along the Ottawa River near the community of Fitzroy Harbour. This 47 hectare site consists of forested woodlands and wetlands that will appeal to nature enthusiasts of all ages. Morris Island Conservation Area is a “living classroom and laboratory”, and a great place for outdoor education.

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Want to see 10,000 Orchid Blooms? Spend a Day at the Purdon Conservation Area

Want to see 10,000 Orchid Blooms? Spend a Day at the Purdon Conservation Area

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

Organization: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Visiting the Purdon Conservation Area (near Ottawa) is a great way to improve your mental and physical health: take your kids on self-guided hikes through an uplands (hardwood) forest and see a real Canadian beaver pond. Enjoy “extreme” birding along the boardwalk of a rare Fen wetland and see endangered species regenerating, like the tree-kissing Woodpecker and butternut trees.

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Being Green – Wakefield Mill

Being Green - Wakefield Mill

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Moulin Wakefield Mill

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Today more than ever, the stunning natural beauty of the Gatineau Park continues to inspire the Mill’s commitment to sustainable principles and effective environmental management.

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Eco River Lodge

Eco River Lodge

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

Organization: Moulin Wakefield Mill

Timeline for Completion: New in 2014

Objective:

The Eco River Lodge features 13 guest rooms with large picture windows and stunning river views, while the new Eco Spa features facilities for small groups, an outdoor swimming pool and a hot tub with river views.

In February 2014, LEED certification was awarded to the Eco River Lodge, making it the first hotel in the National Capital Region to receive this prestigious designation.

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River Mission

River Mission

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

Organization: Ottawa Riverkeeper

Project End Date: 2015

Objective:

As the last step of the River Mission project, we organized the second Ottawa River Summit which took place on May 29th 2015. We brought together all the decision makers and citizens whose activities have an impact on the river, to determine together an appropriate means of collaborative governance, and to develop a strategic plan supported by the majority of stakeholders.

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River Patrol

River Patrol

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

Organization: Ottawa Riverkeeper

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

During the months of June through September, you’ll see the Riverkeeper boat patrolling different sections of the Ottawa River. There is no substitute for being on the water to learn about the river and to understand the pressures it is currently facing.

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River Watch

River Watch

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

Organization: Ottawa Riverkeeper

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Ottawa Riverkeeper has over 50 volunteer riverwatchers spanning the river from Temiscaming to Lake of Two Mountains. Riverwatchers in our River Watch Program act as our eyes and ears on the river. Observations by riverwatchers recently led to the identification of two toxic blue-green algae blooms.

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Microbeads

Microbeads

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

Organization: Ottawa Riverkeeper

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

We’re partnering with LUSH and 5 Gyres to expose the truth about plastic microbeads and the detrimental effects they have on our oceans and waterways.

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Ottawa Riverkeeper – Protecting the Ottawa River and its Tributaries

Ottawa Riverkeeper - Protecting the Ottawa River and its Tributaries

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Ottawa Riverkeeper

Timeline for Completion: Founded in 2001 Ongoing

Objective:

The Ottawa River is the source of drinking water for several million people, and it provides us with a vast playground for everything from sailing and swimming to paddlesports and fishing.

We bring together volunteers, communities, businesses and all levels of government to find solutions to the problems that threaten the health of our river and its tributaries.

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Cycling in Gatineau Park

Cycling in Gatineau Park

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: The National Capital Commission (NCC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

Gatineau Park offers plenty of scenic options for cyclists. Enjoy the Park’s parkways, which consist of 32.5 kilometres of panoramic winding roads.

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Cycling in the Greenbelt

Cycling in the Greenbelt

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: The National Capital Commission (NCC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

Cycle through the Greenbelt on the following pathways, which are all part of the Capital Pathway network:
•Watts Creek Pathway
•Greenbelt Pathway West
•Greenbelt Pathway East

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Park and Cycle in Canada’s Capital

Park and Cycle in Canada’s Capital

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: The National Capital Commission (NCC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

Add some fresh air to your commute, and do your part for a greener capital. The NCC has established the Park and Cycle program to promote sustainable transportation in Canada’s Capital Region.

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Mountain Biking in Gatineau Park

Mountain Biking in Gatineau Park

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

Organization: The National Capital Commission (NCC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

Gatineau Park’s mountain biking season runs from May 15 to November 30. The multi-use trails are open to hikers and mountain bikers, so be sure to follow the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s rules of the trail.

With some 90 kilometres of shared trails, there are lots of places for mountain biking in Gatineau Park. But be prepared! To tackle the Park’s hilly terrain, you need to be in good shape and have a few mountain biking skills.

For ecological reasons, mountain biking is not allowed on any trails other than the ones indicated in the map.

Following discussions with the mountain biking community in the region, the NCC ran a pilot project (which ended on November 30, 2016). The project increased the mountain biking offer in Gatineau Park by adding 7.8 kilometres to the shared trail network (on trails 3, 14 and 33, as well as on sections of trails 2 and 32). See map on webpage.

The project aimed to help improve the routes in the Park’s shared trail network, and alleviate some of the pressure on the other trails.

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Sustainable Actions – Helping North Grenville Become a Sustainable Community

Sustainable Actions - Helping North Grenville Become a Sustainable Community

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Sustainable North Grenville

Timeline for Completion: Started 2006 Ongoing

Objective:

Sustainable North Grenville is a group of citizens interested in helping to make North Grenville a more sustainable community. Our mission is to foster a resilient community that meets the social, cultural and economic needs of its residents now and for the future, while preserving the environment’s ability to support it.

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Ottawa Organic Farmer’s Market – Ottawa’s only year-round Organic Farmers Market!

Ottawa Organic Farmer’s Market - Ottawa's only year-round Organic Farmers Market!

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Ottawa Organic Farmer’s Market

Timeline for Completion: Since 1997 Ongoing

Objective:

The Ottawa Organic Farmer’s Market allows farmers with organic products to join the market and sell their products, all year-round.

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Conserving the Boreal Forest for our songbirds

Conserving the Boreal Forest for our songbirds

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

Organization: Boreal Songbird Initiative

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

As the voice for boreal birds, the Boreal Songbird Initiative (BSI) is committed to protecting the Canadian Boreal Forest—the largest intact forest on Earth—on behalf of the billions of migratory birds that rely on it.

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Kanata North Community Garden

Kanata North Community Garden

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

Organization: Briarbrook-Morgan’s Grant CA partnership with Kanata Chinese Seniors Support Center

Timeline for Completion: Opened June, 2014 Ongoing

Objective:

The Kanata North Community Garden was created to support and create opportunities for all residents of Kanata North to garden and contribute to growing good food for all while reducing their environmental footprint.

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Orienteering Ottawa – Explore Nature, Discover Community, Excel in Sport

Orienteering Ottawa - Explore Nature, Discover Community, Excel in Sport

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Orienteering Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Year-Round Events

Objective:

Orienteering Ottawa is a strong community of runners, orienteers, and adventure racers who enjoy the exceptional outdoor spaces in the National Capital region.

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Cyclopark PPJ, cycling path – Nature and Adventure

Cyclopark PPJ, cycling path - Nature and Adventure

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Municipalité de Mansfield-et-Pontefract

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

Hop on your bike and explore the Pontiac…

Between the Ottawa River and the hills of the Laurentian Shield, the Cycloparc PPJ offers a unique concept combining bike path and park on more than 90 kms in Pontiac, Quebec.

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“Fitness” e-bike ……an exhilarating way to fitness

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

Organization: Pedal Easy – electric bikes

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our e-bikes are more than just vehicles for a free ride. They promote fitness by encouraging the user to cycle more and to ride further (commute to work, do errands, bike touring). They are e-bikes for active people, and we think ”fitness e-bike” is quite descriptive of our design goals.

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Fourth Chute Falls – near Eganville, Ont.

Fourth Chute Falls - near Eganville, Ont.

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

Organization: Bonnecherre Caves

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

The Fourth Chute, 8 km east of Eganville, is one of five spectacular waterfalls on the Bonnechere River. The Chute is the site of the Bonnechere Caves. The limestone caves were carved out by water after the last ice age about 10,00 years ago.

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Les Chutes de Plaisance, Plaisance, Que.

Les Chutes de Plaisance, Plaisance, Que.

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

Organization: Municipalité de Plaisance

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

Les Chutes de Plaisance aussi appelées chutes du Sault-de-la-Chaudière et Chutes du Moulin sont situées à cinq kilomètres au nord du village de Plaisance, sur la rivière Petite-Nation. Avec une dénivellation de près de 63 mètres, elles ont été témoins de l’érection du premier village industriel de la région, North Nation Mills.

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Chutes Coulonge – Mansfield, Que.

Chutes Coulonge - Mansfield, Que.

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Municipalité de Mansfield-et-Pontefract

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

Experience the breathtaking scenery of the area’s most magnificent waterfalls and canyon. The site pays tribute to the historic days of the great log drives, and a 3000ft wooden log slide. Explore the Coulonge Falls on well maintained pedestrian trails, footbridges, and lookouts. Bring a picnic, shop for souvenirs or browse the many logging artifacts.

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Joujoutheque Chelsea Toy Library

Joujoutheque Chelsea Toy Library

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Action Chelsea for the Respect of the Environment (ACRE)

Timeline for Completion: Started 2004 Ongoing

Objective:

A project originally conceived by a committee of ACRE since 2004, the Chelsea Toy Library has been promoting the principle of reducing our environmental footprint by sharing rather than owning toys.

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Working for a Pesticide-free Chelsea

Working for a Pesticide-free Chelsea

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

Organization: Action Chelsea for the Respect of the Environment (ACRE)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

ACRE was created following Dr. Nicole Bruinsma’s screening of the film Exposure in the Spring of 1998, which lead to the successful campaign for the introduction of a pesticide by-law in Chelsea.

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ARORA Project

ARORA Project

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

Organization: Action Chelsea for the Respect of the Environment (ACRE)

Timeline for Completion: Started May, 2006 Ongoing

Objective:

This habitat restoration project involves the re-naturalization of a riparian area damaged by commercial activities on the west bank of the Gatineau River, just north of the Alonzo-Wright Bridge in Chelsea.

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H2O Chelsea

H2O Chelsea

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

Organization: Action Chelsea for the Respect of the Environment (ACRE)

Timeline for Completion: Started 2007 Ongoing

Objective:

H2O Chelsea is a community-based water research and monitoring program developed collaboratively by the Municipality of Chelsea, the University of Ottawa’s Institute of the Environment and Action Chelsea for the Respect of the Environment (ACRE).

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Nature Chelsea – Living in Harmony with Nature

Nature Chelsea - Living in Harmony with Nature

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

Organization: Municipality of Chelsea and Action Chelsea for the Respect of the Environment

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The goal of Nature Chelsea is to support the conservation of Chelsea’s wild plants and animals, its biodiversity.

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ACRE Land Trust – Chelsea, Quebec

ACRE Land Trust - Chelsea, Quebec

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

Organization: Action Chelsea for the Respect of the Environment (ACRE)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

As a land trust ACRE can receive donations of land and can permanently care for these lands to protect some of the natural, recreational, scenic, or historical values that make the lands so special to so many community members.

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Sustainability Action Plan for the One Planet Reno

Sustainability Action Plan for the One Planet Reno

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

Organization: BuildGreen Solutions

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The One Planet framework was devised by BioRegional to help developers think holistically about sustainability and create places where living and working within a fair share of our planet’s resources is easy, attractive and affordable.

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Ashbury College Boys Residence – Certified LEED Gold

Ashbury College Boys Residence - Certified LEED Gold

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design)

Organization: Goodkey, Weedmark & Associates Ltd.

Timeline for Completion: Certified in 2011

Objective:

The new Ashbury College Boys’ Residence house has achieved a LEED gold rating certification, and is home to Canada’s first Green Roof Outdoor Classroom and garden.

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TELUS House (LEED Gold) Ottawa

TELUS House (LEED Gold) Ottawa

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design)

Organization: Morguard Investments Group in partnership with TELUS

Timeline for Completion: Opened in 2009

Objective:

Located at 215 Slater Street in Ottawa, the TELUS House is an environmentally friendly and energy efficient building, showcasing innovative features.

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Action Chelsea for the Respect of the Environment (ACRE)

Action Chelsea for the Respect of the Environment (ACRE)

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

Organization: Action Chelsea for the Respect of the Environment (ACRE)

Timeline for Completion: Founded in 2000, Ongoing

Objective:

ACRE works to protect the ecological integrity of Chelsea Québec, and to increase understanding and awareness of ecological integrity and its importance in enhancing our quality of life.

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Healthy Workplace Activities and Programs

Healthy Workplace Activities and Programs

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

Organization: The Healthy Workplace Committee – Carleton University

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

In partnership with Carleton University, the Healthy Workplace Committee strives to maintain an environment in which the workplace remains healthy, safe, and supportive for all its staff and faculty.

Healthy Workplace offers programs and activities to meet the needs of Carleton’s staff and faculty.

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Ontario EcoSchools – an Environmental Education and Certification Program

Ontario EcoSchools - an Environmental Education and Certification Program

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Ontario EcoSchools

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Ontario EcoSchools is an environmental education and certification program for grades K-12 that helps school communities develop both ecological literacy and environmental practices to become environmentally responsible citizens and reduce the ecological footprint of schools.

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Bike Vanier: A Vanier bike-share success story

Bike Vanier: A Vanier bike-share success story

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

Organization: Bike Vanier

Timeline for Completion: Started 2012 Ongoing Seasonal June to August

Objective:

Bike-Vanier is a free recycled-bike lending program which runs during summer time.

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Ecological Monitoring Project of the South March Highlands

Ecological Monitoring Project of the South March Highlands

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

Organization: Ottawa Bird Count

Timeline for Completion: Started May, 2014 Ongoing

Objective:

This project will monitor the incredible biodiversity that is found in the South March Highlands Conservation Area and surrounding areas. Community members are invited to participate in joining group nature walks, reporting rare and endangered species, and raising awareness of habitat fragmentation and wildlife roadside mortality. Together we can preserve the integrity of this amazing forest in our backyard and promote environmentally friendly practices that keep our air, water, and earth healthy.

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