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The Boucher Forest – Protect wildlife, biodiversity, and the forest

The Boucher Forest - Protect wildlife, biodiversity, and the forest

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

Organization: Boucher Forest Foundation and City of Gatineau

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Boucher Forest is the largest unprotected forest left in Gatineau.
Situated in the Aylmer sector, Gatineau, with a surface area of 300 hectares, it is limited to the north by Chemin Antoine-Boucher, to the East by Chemin Vanier, to the south by Boulevard Allumetières, and to the West by Boulevard Wilfrid-Lavigne.

The Boucher Forest Foundation is a charitable organization whose mission is to protect, preserve and enhance public appreciation of the Boucher Forest. It does so by purchasing parcels of land and carrying out environmental projects designed to protect its ecosystems and by educating the public about the importance of protecting the Boucher forest and ecology generally.

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One-day E-waste Drop-offs 2019

One-day E-waste Drop-offs 2019

(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 2019. Drop-offs hosted by Junk that Funk.

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Great Glebe Garage Sale 2019

Great Glebe Garage Sale 2019

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Glebe Community Association

Timeline for Completion: Saturday May 25th, 2019

Objective:

This popular annual neighborhood-wide garage and porch sale is always the fourth Saturday in May; the next sale will take place on Saturday May 25th, 2019 from about 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There is no rain date – the sale happens, rain or shine.

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2019 Spring GLAD Cleaning The Capital

2019 Spring 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 April 14 to be eligible to win an early bird prize donated by our generous sponsors.

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Count down to Earth Hour – March 30, 2019

Count down to Earth Hour - March 30, 2019

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Worldwide Wildlife Fund (WWF)

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event – March 30, 2019 at 8:30 p.m. local time

Objective:

This Earth Hour, March 30, 2019 at 8:30 p.m. local time, switch off your lights and #Connect2Earth to draw attention to wildlife loss in Canada and around the world.

In Canada, populations of more than one-half of monitored species have already declined by 83 per cent on average since 1970. Globally, we’re on track to lose 67 per cent of wildlife populations by 2020.

The causes? Habitat loss, pollution, unsustainable harvest, invasive species and climate change, which risks causing one in six species to go extinct.

This year, when you turn out the lights, show that you want to reverse the decline of wildlife and visit Connect2Earth.org to share what wildlife and nature means to you.

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Sugar Festival – 35th Edition, Vanier Museoparc

Sugar Festival - 35th Edition, Vanier Museoparc

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Vanier Museoparc

Timeline for Completion: April 2-7, 2019

Objective:

A unique Sugar Festival, in the heart of Ottawa

Vanier’s Sugar Festival has been for a long the meeting point for lovers of Canadian traditions, music, arts, all sorts of competitions, and conviviality!

What: 35th edition of Vanier’s Sugar Festival
When: April 2-7, 2019
Where: 300 des Pères-Blancs Avenue

Put on your tuque and come sweeten your day with us! Entrance to the Festival grounds and shows is free open to everyone.

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Vanier Museoparc – Discover our School Educational Programs

Vanier Museoparc - Discover our School Educational Programs

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

Organization: Vanier Museoparc

Timeline for Completion: Founded 2006 Ongoing

Objective:

The Vanier Museoparc – a community museum, witness of French-Canadian culture and traditions and a proud owner of an authentic sugar shack still active in the heart of a unique 17.5-acre urban maple grove.

With its many living spaces and proud of its heritage and its rare ecosystem, the Museoparc welcomes approximately 5,000 students from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and even around the world every year.

We offer 4 programs specifically tailored to the different grade levels and curriculum of the Ontario Ministry of Education.

Location: 300, avenue des Pères Blancs, Vanier

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2019, Year of the Environment – Buy less, buy better, and save the planet

2019, Year of the Environment - Buy less, buy better, and save the planet

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

Organization: NU – Your Zero Waste Grocery Store

Timeline for Completion: Started 2017 Ongoing

Objective:

Our goal is to offer a zero waste option for almost every daily grocery need, with the exception of meat and fish.

The average Canadian produces more than 700 kg of waste per year, one of the highest rates among developed countries. Many of us recycle and compost, but the majority of our waste still ends up in a landfill.

Waste pollutes our waterways, our soils and even our air – landfills generate 20% of Canada’s methane emissions. There’s good news though: we can do something about it!

Adopting zero waste shopping habits means saying no to unnecessary and single-use packaging, and buying sustainable products in the quantities that we really need. No more packaging waste. No more food waste.

Our store is located at 1130 Wellington Street West in Ottawa’s Hintonburg neighbourhood. We are at the corner of Wellington and Rosemount.

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Hands-On Natural Beekeeping Program

Hands-On Natural Beekeeping Program

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

Organization: Capital Bees, Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Gotta Bug For Beekeeping? Join Capital Bees for a full season of Hands-on Beekeeping Program starting in spring through fall.

We offer comprehensive hands-on learning to take you from the sidelines to become a competent and confident beekeeper.

Our program includes:
•6 structured classes throughout the season (36+ hours, mostly in the bee yard)
•additional optional evening or weekend hands-on sessions
•beekeeping manual and handouts
•small class size for an intimate experience with the bees and one-on-one instructor attention
•community building with fellow students
•tailored instruction
•ongoing support: in person or by telephone and/or email
•convenient options to purchase bees

Our program is ideal for those wanting to start keeping bees this season or next year.

Space is limited to 8-10 students per class to ensure a personal experience where we can build on every student’s challenges.

Location: We currently keep about 25-50 beehives right in the Ottawa Greenbelt at the Just Food Farm in Blackburn Hamlet.

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Westport Seedy Saturday – April 27, 2019 – 10 am to 2 pm

Westport Seedy Saturday - April 27, 2019 - 10 am to 2 pm

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Rideau Lakes Horticultural Society

Timeline for Completion: Saturday April 27, 2019 – 10 am to 2 pm

Objective:

Westport Seedy Saturday

Date: Saturday April 27, 2019 10 to 2
Location: Knox Presbyterian Church, Westport, ON

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