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2018 Kanata e-Waste Day

2018 Kanata e-Waste Day

(Theme 7 – Waste, Wonder)

Organization: Kanata-Hazeldean Lions Club in partnership with Hazeldean Mall

Timeline for Completion: Sat. Sept 22, 2018 – 9:30 am to 5:30pm

Objective:

Join the Kanata-Hazeldean Lions for E-Waste recycle Day!
E-Waste (All Digital and Electronic Devices); Textiles (bedding, towels, sheets, and clothing)

When: Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Location: Hazeldean Mall (Eagleson Road and Hazeldean Road), Kanata, Ont.

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Gatineau puts a lid on it to keep employees’ bikes safe

Gatineau puts a lid on it to keep employees' bikes safe

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: City of Gatineau

Timeline for Completion: Started Sept 2018 – Pilot Project

Objective:

Bike-friendly cities encourage bike commuting to ease traffic congestion, minimize the need for car parking, reduce air pollution and improve community health. BikeLid protects bikes and bike components from the elements, vandals, and thieves. Secure bike parking increases transit ridership and reduces facility costs by supporting multimodal transportation. Secure covered bike facilities help qualify buildings for LEED credits and Green Building designation.

Location: 100 rue d’Edmonton, Gatineau, QC

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Improving Waste Diversion in Ottawa – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink

Improving Waste Diversion in Ottawa - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Waste Watch Ottawa (WWO)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

WWO is committed to improving the City of Ottawa’s waste management practices and contributing to a greening of the City by supporting the development of new and improved waste diversion programs and initiatives designed to minimize the amount of waste being disposed of and avoiding the greenhouse gas impacts associated with waste generation and waste disposal.

Waste Watch Ottawa develops and presents evidence based, and informed opinions on how to improve the design and effectiveness of solid waste diversion from disposal policies and programs, and collection and processing activities, including the management of sludges and bio-solids. It carries out its mandate by undertaking research, reviewing and re-thinking economic, policy and engineering approaches and trends, both nationally and internationally, in the four “R’s” of reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink.

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Safe Streets for Seniors and other Valuable Pedestrians in Ottawa

Safe Streets for Seniors and other Valuable Pedestrians in Ottawa

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health, Uncategorized)

Organization: The Council on Aging of Ottawa – Transportation

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Goals
The Ottawa Seniors Transportation Committee (OSTC) works to:
•Improve the transportation options for older adults and persons with disabilities in urban, suburban and rural Ottawa
•Offer education about the transportation challenges and options for older adults and persons with disabilities

Priorities
•Addressing gaps in Rural Transportation
•Advocating for changes in OC/Para Transpo services that support seniors and persons with disabilities
•Advocating for changes in hospital parking that increase accessibility & affordability
•Supporting the Gotta Go Campaign to ensure access to washrooms in public spaces
•Reaching seniors with information about options

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Ottawa Energy Management Case Studies Project

Ottawa Energy Management Case Studies Project

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: Sustainable Eastern Ontario

Timeline for Completion: Started 2018 Ongoing

Objective:

Through production of the case studies, and targeted outreach to similar organizations, we hope to celebrate the steps already taken towards sustainability by municipal departments, transit services, hospitals, and others, as well as ensure that further steps continue be taken.

The benefits of improving energy management go beyond sustainability to include cost savings, increased safety and comfort, and public health benefits, but the perceived complexity and expense of these projects is often a barrier for organizations taking action, or even realizing they could take action. We hope that by raising awareness about practical projects that are already underway or have been completed, in combination with concrete information regarding cost, payback time, and incentive programs, we can tilt the balance towards action for many others.

Case Studies: Entire Booklet (all 20 studies):
http://sustainableeasternontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/SEO_Ottawas_Energy_Outlook_20_Energy_Management_Case_Studies_2018_Reduced_SizeRED.compressed.pdf

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Help Secure Affordable Housing Near Rapid Transit

Help Secure Affordable Housing Near Rapid Transit

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Healthy Transportation Coalition

Timeline for Completion: Start 2018

Objective:

More than 40,000 families in Ottawa do not have housing they can afford. National trends indicate that housing costs increase near rapid transit hubs. The City’s plan to expand the Light Rail Transit system causes concern for an increase in housing costs where modest income populations are at a disadvantage. Affordable, inclusive, and equitable Transit-Oriented Development is needed to foster safe and healthy communities, people, and a strong economy. With your help, we can make this issue a City Council priority.

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Stage 2 Rail – East, West & South. Let’s Build it Together.

Stage 2 Rail - East, West & South. Let's Build it Together.

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 2 – Energy)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Start 2019 to 2023

Objective:

Stage 2 will change the way we move around Ottawa. Think about it: 44 kilometres of rail and 24 new stations. That means shorter commutes, cleaner air, and a stronger economy.

You will be able to get on a train as far east as Trim Road, travel traffic-free through the downtown tunnel, and arrive as far west as Algonquin College or Moodie. If you’re coming from the south, Stage 2 will extend the existing O-Train Trillium Line to Riverside South, while adding stations along the way at Walkley and Gladstone, along with a link that will take you all the way to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.

Upon completion in 2023, Stage 2 will bring 70% of residents within five kilometres of rail.

We need to stay ahead of the gridlock being experienced in other cities. With Ottawa projected to grow to 1.14 million people by 2031, we need to make sure the nation’s capital continues to be one of the best places in the world to live and work.

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“Northern Nomad” tiny house – Net-Zero Energy Footprint

“Northern Nomad” tiny house - Net-Zero Energy Footprint

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design)

Organization: Carleton University – Faculty of Engineering and Design

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

“The primary purpose of this project is to build an energy and water autonomous house. “Northern Nomad” tiny house demonstrates how an Ottawa-based home can have a net-zero energy footprint and on-site water generation.

The innovative 220-square-foot house started as a fourth-year capstone class project. The home uses state-of-the-art technology to ensure optimal efficiency and helps to sustain itself by storing solar power and collecting atmospheric water.

The house is equipped with sensors and monitors which researchers will use it to collect data and perform energy research over the next few years.

Video can be found on You Tube:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/qBhCpIsOgHo

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Fall 2018 – GLAD Cleaning the Capital

Fall 2018 - GLAD Cleaning the Capital

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event – Spring & Fall

Objective:

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

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

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

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

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

Organization: Lanark County and Beckwith Township

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event in September

Objective:

Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in beautiful Beckwith Park. FREE ADMISSION.
Meet all the organizations that support local food production in Lanark County! As the demand for local food continues to grow, the Lanark County Harvest Festival provides people with a direct connection to the quality of local producers. The Lanark County Harvest Festival boasts fun for all ages!

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