Depaving for a Greener Ottawa

Depaving for a Greener Ottawa

(Theme 3 – Design, Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: EnviroCentre and Depave Paradise

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing


The concept behind Depave Paradise is simple: empowering citizens to transform impervious urban surfaces into beautiful green spaces using their own power. In fact, depaving projects are carried out by groups of volunteers by hand, as this connects people to each other and to their neighbourhood, giving them a sense of ownership towards the project.

In the case of these two public schools in Ottawa, the school community came together to not only remove the asphalt but also to plant in its place native plants and trees, creating seating areas for the students and faculty to enjoy.


Contact Us: Tel: (613) 656-0100

Also, stay tuned for EnviroCentre’s next depave happening in Ottawa this September – we’re recruiting volunteers!

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Project entered on: August 15, 2019 at 9:29 pm

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