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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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Recycle MY Electronics – Ottawa Community Collection Event

Recycle MY Electronics - Ottawa Community Collection Event

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Recycle MY Electronics/IKEA/FoxyRecycle/Scouts Canada

Timeline for Completion: Sat. April 22, 2017

Objective:

The future is in your hands. Don’t let it go to waste.

Join us as we raise funds and ensure the materials inside of end-of-life electronics stays out of our landfills, waste streams, and water tables. The Earth is reaching out for your help. Will you answer the call?

WHEN: Sat. April 22, 2017 – 9am to 4 pm
WHERE: IKEA Ottawa 2685 Iris St., Ottawa, ON

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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

Monaghan Forest Trails

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

Organization: National Capital Commission (NCC)

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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Wakefield Earth Day – Earth Weekend in Les Collines

Wakefield Earth Day - Earth Weekend in Les Collines

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Wakefield Earth Day

Timeline for Completion: 3rd Annual Event

Objective:

Thursday April 20: Environmental Panel in Chelsea
Location: Mill Road Community Centre at 7:30
Admission Free – all are welcome(English)

Saturday April 22: Wakefield Earth Day Green Market and Environmental Fair
Location: Wakefield La Pêche Centre 10-6 (Bilingue)

Again Wakefield opens its doors for a celebration of spring and the natural environment so important to our community. A program of family fun events, activities and informative exhibits will attract a wide audience, and we hope you’ll consider joining us.

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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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