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Number of Projects: 271

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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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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NOKIA Sunday Bikedays!

NOKIA Sunday Bikedays!

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

Organization: The National Capital Commission (NCC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

NOKIA Sunday Bikedays will take place Sunday mornings, from May 20 to September 2, 2018. Over 50 kilometres of parkways in Ottawa and Gatineau Park are open for cyclists, in-line skaters, runners and walkers.

Experience the beauty of Canada’s Capital Region in a fun and environmentally friendly way. Take the parkways and cycle along the Rideau Canal or the Ottawa River, or through beautiful Gatineau Park.

The program is sponsored by NOKIA, and runs mainly through the support of volunteers.

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Have fun testing the water!

Have fun testing the water!

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

Organization: Water Rangers

Timeline for Completion: Started 2015 Ongoing

Objective:

Our mission as Water Rangers is to build the tools to help citizens and scientists easily record and analyse water data so that they can use the data to learn about problems, share discoveries, and engage with their neighbours.

Who are the Water Rangers?
Water Rangers go out and get their hands dirty (and wet!) collecting water observations because they know it’s an integral part of protecting our beautiful ecosystems.

Water Rangers are helping more people deepen their understanding of water issues through affordable water testing. We believe that crowdsourcing water quality data through citizen science is a way to help scientists fill in gaps to achieve sustainable water monitoring. Together with our online open-data platform, we can offer people the tools to protect our waters!

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Environmental Impact – Energy and Carbon, Water, and Waste

Environmental Impact - Energy and Carbon, Water, and Waste

(Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Hilton Worldwide – dedicated to preserving natural resources and contributing to a low-carbon future

Timeline for Completion: Started 2009 Ongoing Program

Objective:

At Hilton, we seek to operate and grow sustainably, which includes helping our hotels drive improvements around how they manage energy, water and waste. We are dedicated to preserving natural resources and contributing to a low-carbon future — all toward a better world.

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