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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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Climate Action Week 2019 – Exploring Energy Innovation in the Nation’s Capital

Climate Action Week 2019 - Exploring Energy Innovation in the Nation's Capital

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

Organization: Climate Action Week 2019

Timeline for Completion: February 14 to 23, 2019

Objective:

Canada has ambitious goals to reduce this country’s carbon emissions and help curb global warming. Buildings will play a major role in any successful outcome. In October 2018, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report on global warming that said staying below a 1.5°C temperature increase will require a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050. With buildings accounting for 35% of all greenhouse gas emissions, they must be central to Canada`s climate plan.

Climate Action Week 2019: Exploring Energy Innovation in the Capital is a collaborative effort between local businesses, government and non-profits throughout the Ottawa region to identify the actions we need to take locally to ensure Canada’s meets its greenhouse gas reduction goals and climate change commitments.

Climate Action Week is comprised of an inspiring talk about the City of Ottawa’s vision to transform itself into a center for innovation, research and technology development through its commitment to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050; a series of short, interactive presentations that bring people face-to-face with researchers and innovators; a science expo; tours of the City of Ottawa to see how it is responding to climate change; and numerous networking opportunities.

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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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Mark Your Calendar! Brockville Seedy Saturday

Mark Your Calendar! Brockville Seedy Saturday

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Transition Brockville

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

Objective:

Brockville will be celebrating our 5th annual Seedy Saturday this year!

Free seed exchange and kids’ activities. Local garden clubs and market vendors.

Date: Saturday March 2, 2019 – 10 am to 2 pm

Location: Brockville Memorial Centre, 100 Magedoma Blvd, Brockville, ON

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Save the Date! -Cornwall Seedy Sat. March 16, 2019

Save the Date! -Cornwall Seedy Sat. March 16, 2019

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Transition Cornwall

Timeline for Completion: Saturday March 16, 2019 10:30am to 2:30pm

Objective:

Transition Cornwall+ and All Things Food are hosting the 5th Annual Cornwall Seedy Saturday.

Free for Attendees! Donations welcome.

Workshops and Children’s Activities Included.

Date & time: Sat. Mar. 16, 2019 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

Location: Cornwall Benson Centre, located at 800 Seventh St W, Cornwall, ON

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Mark Your Calendars for March 3rd – Ottawa Valley: Pembroke Seedy Sunday

Mark Your Calendars for March 3rd -  Ottawa Valley: Pembroke Seedy Sunday

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Renfrew County

Timeline for Completion: Sunday March 3, 2019 10 to 3

Objective:

Renfrew County is organizing a seed swap and workshops event on Sunday March 3, 2019 at the Rankin Culture and Community Centre 20 Rankin Rink Road, Pembroke from 10am – 3pm. Always a great day!

Ottawa Valley’s 12th Annual Seed Exchange. Many local vendors and interest groups, presentations, hot lunch. Free admission

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