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From the Heart of the Land to the Heart of the City – Ottawa’s Farmer’s Market (4 locations)

From the Heart of the Land to the Heart of the City - Ottawa's Farmer's Market (4 locations)

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

Organization: Ottawa Farmers’ Market

Timeline for Completion: Started in 2006 Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

The Ottawa Farmers’ Market is a producer-run organization that features vendors from an area 100 kilometres of Ottawa, including more Savour Ottawa certified growers than any other market.

Lansdowne Park – Ottawa
Sundays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, starting May 6, 2018
Aberdeen Square, Lansdowne Park

Byron Park – Westboro
Saturdays – May 12 to October 27, 2018 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Linear Park between Richmond Road, Golden, Byron, and Broadview Avenues.

Ray Friel Center – Orleans
Thursdays 12 noon – 6 pm starting May 25, 2018
Ray Friel Recreation Complex – Tenth Line Road

Riverside Market – South Ottawa
Sundays, starting June 3, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Riverview Park and Ride, 650 Earl Armstrong Road.

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Whaleback Woodland Reserve

Whaleback Woodland Reserve

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

Organization: Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust’s (MMLT) and Friends of the Carp Hills

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

At 15.7 acres it is Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust’s (MMLT) smallest land acquisition to date, but the Whaleback Woodland Reserve is hugely important to the protection of the Carp Hills. Strategically located adjacent to over 200 acres of conservation forest woodlands owned by the City of Ottawa, it increases the area of protected interior forest and wetlands in this important designated candidate Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI). MMLT hopes that the landowner’s donation will encourage other landowners who appreciate the natural landscape in the Carp Hills to consider long term protection options for their ecologically sensitive lands.

The Friends of the Carp Hills will be assisting MMLT by providing stewardship and monitoring of the Reserve.

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Landfill Gas-to-Energy Generating Facilities

Landfill Gas-to-Energy Generating Facilities

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Energy Ottawa in partner with Integrated Gas Recovery Services Inc.

Timeline for Completion: Completed 2007 Ongoing

Objective:

Energy Ottawa’s landfill gas-to-energy generating plants turn methane gas into renewable energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and providing electricity to consumers at the same time.

Both of our landfill plants are owned and operated in partnership with Integrated Gas Recovery Services.

Trail Road Landfill Gas-Energy Generating Facility – Operating since 2007
◦Generating over 40,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy each year
◦Producing enough electricity for 6,000 homes
◦Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 180,000 tonnes

Moose Creek Gas-Energy Landfill Generating Facility – Operating since 2013
◦Generating over 4.2 megawatts of renewable energy each year
◦Producing enough electricity for 4,000 homes
◦Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 100,000 tonnes

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Disposal of Hazardous Waste – 2018

Disposal of Hazardous Waste - 2018

(Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

If it’s corrosive, flammable or poisonous it’s hazardous waste. These types of products contaminate water and landfills and should never be poured down the drain or put out with your regular garbage.

To help you dispose of these products safely, the City of Ottawa operates several one-day Household Hazardous Waste Depots for City of Ottawa residents only.

Information on the 2018 one-day Household Hazardous Waste depots dates and locations are posted on the website. The depot hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April through October.

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Gardening for Bees (and other pollinators)

Gardening for Bees (and other pollinators)

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Hintonburg Community Association

Timeline for Completion: Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 10 am

Objective:

HCA is excited to bring the community a talk by Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton. As gardening weather is beginning, come and learn what to plant to attract bees and other pollinators.

Bees are our most important pollinators. Many bee species are declining, mainly because of habitat loss. You can make a difference by creating a bee-friendly space in your garden or patio. Julianne Labreche has been a Master Gardener for nearly a decade, and is passionate about pollinator gardens. Julianne often speaks to communities and groups about gardening for bees. Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton is a group of volunteers in the Ottawa area. They are experienced gardeners who have studied horticulture and continue to upgrade our skills through technical training. With this training and education, they provide unbiased horticultural advice and expertise to home gardeners.

Location: Hintonburg Community Centre, 1040 Wellington Street W, Ottawa

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Rainbarrels to Help the Environment – 2018

Rainbarrels to Help the Environment – 2018

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Rainbarrel.ca – Ottawa area groups participating

Timeline for Completion: Starting in April

Objective:

Upcoming Ottawa Area Fundraising Rain Barrel Sales for 2018
. Madawaska Valley Lions Club – Barry’s Bay Ontario
. Gloucester Beacon Learning Centre – Gloucester Ontario
. Just Food 2018-Apr-29 Ottawa Ontario
. Ottawa Lester B. Pearson High School 2018-Apr-29 Ottawa Ontario Canada
. Stittsville A Lorne Cassidy’s Elementary School 2018-May-10 Stittsville Ontario Canada
. 62nd Ottawa Scout Group 2018-May-12 Ottawa Ontario Canada
. Embrun Dairy Queen 2018-May-13 Embrun Ontario Canada
. Kanata Research Park Family Centre 2018-May-16 Kanata Ontario
. Aylmer United Church 2018-May-26 Gatineau Quebec Canada

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ReStore Ottawa

ReStore Ottawa

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Habitat for Humanity – ReStore

Timeline for Completion: Started 1991 Ongoing

Objective:

Habitat GO is helping families in Greater Ottawa to build a better life through affordable homeownership.

The local ReStores, which are owned and operated by Habitat GO, are non-profit home improvement stores that accept donations of new and used product to sell to the public at a discounted rate. Three locations to serve you.

Shopping at a ReStore is socially and environmentally conscious choice, since funds generated support the work of Habitat GO while keeping products out of landfills. Commonly accepted building materials include windows, doors, unopened paint, hardware, tiles, plumbing fixtures, lumber, tools, lighting fixtures, furniture and appliances.

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One-day E-waste Drop-offs – 2018

One-day E-waste Drop-offs – 2018

(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 2018. Drop-offs hosted by Junk that Funk.

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Bike Share Program for the Ottawa-Gatineau Area

Bike Share Program for the Ottawa-Gatineau Area

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: VeloGo

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

VeloGO is a Bike Share program for the Ottawa-Gatineau area, a healthy, fun and affordable way to get around the capital region. Hop on a bike and cruise past morning traffic, turn lunch hours into thrill rides, and welcome errands as sun-soaked adventures.

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Launching: Interactive Bike Maps!

Launching: Interactive Bike Maps!

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

Organization: Bike Ottawa – Citizens for Safe Cycling Since 1984

Timeline for Completion: Founded 1984 Ongoing

Objective:

The organisation promotes greater bicycle use and enjoyment, cycling safety and awareness, bicycle route and road conditions that are safer as well as more pleasant, and an overall increased respect for cyclists in the public domain.

Bike Ottawa has developed a suite of map tools that will help cyclists plan routes and identify areas that need improvement. (screenshot of our interactive maps page)

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