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What is Your Ecological Footprint – How many planets would we need if everyone lived like you?

What is Your Ecological Footprint - How many planets would we need if everyone lived like you?

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 5 – Food, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Ontario Biodiversity Council

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Ontario Biodiversity Council has partnered with Global Footprint Network to develop a personal online footprint calculator for Ontario residents to see how their own living habits relate to their use of the planet’s resources.

Go to the Global Footprint Network Calculator (www.footprintcalculator.org)

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State of Ontario’s Biodiversity

State of Ontario's Biodiversity

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

Organization: Ontario Biodiversity Council

Timeline for Completion: Started 2005 Ongoing

Objective:

Mission
“We encourage everyone to become engaged in both appreciating and conserving biodiversity. Every one of us has a role to play in reducing pressures on nature. We invite you to join our efforts to protect what sustains us.”

In order to protect biodiversity we have to understand it. Ontario’s Biodiversity Strategy includes commitments to report on the State of Ontario’s Biodiversity and on progress in achieving Ontario’s 15 Biodiversity Targets every 5 years.

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Celebrate Earth Day at the 11th Annual North Grenville Sustainability Fair & Market!

Celebrate Earth Day at the 11th Annual North Grenville Sustainability Fair & Market!

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

Organization: Sustainable North Grenville

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event – Sunday April 22, 2018 10am-3pm

Objective:

11 years celebrating Earth Day in North Grenville!

The North Grenville Sustainability Fair & Market is celebrating more than a decade of acting locally, building relationships and creating community. This year’s fair takes place on SUNDAY 22rd APRIL from 10am-3pm at the North Grenville Municipal Centre.

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Urban Organic Gardening Seminars 2018

Urban Organic Gardening Seminars 2018

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Canadian Organic Growers (COG) – Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event – Spring (March, April, May)

Objective:

Learn about organic vegetable, herb, and edible flower gardening with experienced and qualified instructors. Three half-day, Saturday morning seminars will cover 9 different topics designed to help you plan, plant, grow, and harvest your own little slice of organic paradise in the city. See below for full details on each topic offered.

One day passes are available, which includes 3 full seminars. Or discounts are available with registration for full package passes, 9 seminars in all. Student discounts are available too!

Where: The Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington St W, Ottawa
When: Saturday mornings – March 10th, April 14th, May 12th 9:30am-1:30pm

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Recycle Soap, Save lives, Protect the Environment

Recycle Soap, Save lives, Protect the Environment

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Clean The World

Timeline for Completion: Started 2009 Ongoing

Objective:

Depending on the size of your hotel, you throw away dozens … hundreds … maybe thousands of soap bars daily. Clean the World will give those discarded soap bars and plastic bottles a second life.

Hotels generate large volumes of solid waste. A waste reduction program with soap and bottled amenity recycling can protect the environment, preserve natural resources, and reduce costs.

Clean the World, which is based in Florida, has a worldwide reach and a relatively new office in Montreal. Worldwide, we actually recycle over 60 million kilograms or so that are diverted from the landfill. There are approximately 300 hotels across Canada that are part of the Clean the World program.

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Buy Nothing. Give Freely. Share Creatively

Buy Nothing. Give Freely. Share Creatively

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Buy Nothing

Timeline for Completion: Started 2013 Ongoing

Objective:

Our Buy Nothing Project Mission: We offer people a way to give and receive, share, lend, and express gratitude through a worldwide network of hyper-local gift economies in which the true wealth is the web of connections formed between people who are real-life neighbors.

Join Us: Buy Nothing: Give Freely. Share Creatively. Post anything you’d like to give away, lend, or share among neighbors. Ask for anything you’d like to receive for free or borrow. Keep it legal. Keep it civil. No buying or selling, no trades or bartering, no soliciting for cash. We’re an adult-only, hyper-local gift economy. We are not a charity or community bulletin board.
There are over 50 Groups listed in the Ottawa/Gatineau area.

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Spring 2018 – GLAD Cleaning the Capital

Spring 2018 - 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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Green Bins in Schools Program – Ottawa

Green Bins in Schools Program - Ottawa

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Started 2011 Ongoing

Objective:

The Green Bins in Schools program is an extension of the City’s residential green bin program, and provides an excellent opportunity to educate children on how to use the green bin and to promote the benefits of waste diversion.

The program is provided free of charge by the City of Ottawa and offers an excellent hands-on opportunity for students to learn how to divert organic material such as food waste and soiled paper products from landfill. The City provides curbside green bins, classroom-sized containers, program signage, and weekly collection services.

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Marché Old Chelsea Market – Celebrating nature, creativity, and healthful living

Marché Old Chelsea Market – Celebrating nature, creativity, and healthful living

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Marché Old Chelsea Market

Timeline for Completion: Founded 2004 Ongoing – Seasonal opens in May

Objective:

The Chelsea Market is an outdoor Farmer’s Market located in Old Chelsea. You will find handmade, original, home grown produce and products. Many of our vendors are certified organic.

Location: 212 Old Chelsea Rd. Chelsea, Quebec

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Carp River Restoration Project Study

Carp River Restoration Project Study

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

Organization: Ottawa Stewardship Council and Friends of the Carp River

Timeline for Completion: Fall 2017

Objective:

In fall 2017 a student team from the Group Research in Environmental Science Project at Carleton University undertook a study that will form the basis for monitoring programs and future research projects.

The Carp River Restoration Project commenced in 2016 and incorporates approximately 6000 metres of stream restoration, habitat improvements (ponds and wet meadows), and recreational pathways in a large, rapidly urbanizing area running parallel to Terry Fox Drive in Kanata.

The student’s project assembled available information about the Carp River before and after the restoration to establish a baseline description of the restored section. The baseline information and the restoration’s objectives will serve as the foundation on which to base an educational and interpretive program, begin monitoring programs, and conduct research projects related to the efficacy of the restoration.

We are partnered with the Friends of the Carp River for this project. Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority provided subject matter expertise.

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