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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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Walk for Wildlife 2017

Walk for Wildlife 2017

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Annual Event

Objective:

Our mission is to conserve and inspire the conservation of Canada’s wildlife and habitats for the use and enjoyment of all. We believe this is important to you too.

CWF “Walk for Wildlife” is a national campaign that encourages all Canadians to get outside and experience the wildlife and natural spaces that define Canada. The 2017 Walk for Wildlife takes place April 12th during National Wildlife Week 2017 (April 9 – 15). Register your school or take part as an individual. If you turn your walk into a fundraiser for CWF you’ll also be eligible for some great prizes. Everything you need to host your walk is found on the site. Good luck and enjoy your walk!

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Ottawa Park Summit – Turning public spaces into dynamic community places

Ottawa Park Summit - Turning public spaces into dynamic community places

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

Organization: Ecology Ottawa in partnership with Park People

Timeline for Completion: Saturday, April 22 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Objective:

Ecology Ottawa is partnering with Park People, an independent charity that builds strong communities by animating and improving parks. We believe that when communities get involved, parks get better. The Ottawa Park Summit will bring together people involved in a wide range of park-related work, including “adopt a park” groups, community associations, community gardeners, tree planters, and community-builders that work on public health and safety, recreation, economic development and other park-based activities.

The event will be held on Earth Day – Saturday, April 22 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. It will be followed by our first annual Earth Day Celebration starting at 5:00 p.m.

Please register for this event on webpage.

Location:
Makerspace North
250 City Centre Ave
Bay 216
Ottawa, ON K1R 6K7

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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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