Projects


Number of Projects: 399

Join the 2021 City Nature Challenge

Join the 2021 City Nature Challenge

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Canadian Wildlife Federation

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event – April 30 to May 9

Objective:

Act locally, connect globally on behalf of nature everywhere!

Make a difference for your local biodiversity, connect with nature and show the world your community pride — it’s as easy as taking a photo. Put your community’s biodiversity on the map during the 2021 City Nature Challenge (CNC).

See webpage for details.

Tracking biodiversity around the world is the core activity of the City Nature Challenge (CNC), a friendly, international competition that encourages people to find and document all the plants and wildlife they can find in their city. Using the iNaturalist platform, CNC host cities compete against each other to see which city can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people in this bio-blitz style event.

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Hydro Ottawa’s pollinator meadow is for the birds (and the bees)

Hydro Ottawa’s pollinator meadow is for the birds (and the bees)

(Theme 4 – Habitat)

Organization: Hydro Ottawa, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, and Canadian Wildlife Federation

Timeline for Completion: Started 2019 Ongoing

Objective:

Across North America, populations of Monarch butterflies, bees, and other pollinators are in steep decline due to herbicides, pesticides, climate change and a reduction in natural pollinator habitats.

It may seem like an unlikely union, but utilities are ideally suited to restore these environments thanks to the number of utility corridors and properties in their service territories, not to mention the kilometres of power lines and right of ways along roadsides. Moreover, vegetation management along utility corridors is compatible with the type of vegetation necessary to support pollinators.

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Rack & Roll is gearing up!

Rack & Roll is gearing up!

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: OC Transpo

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Rack & Roll is returning once again this spring, and this year it’s expanding! For the first time, all buses on our network will have bike racks installed to help customers make connections to transit using their bikes.

All bike racks will be installed by the end of April.

Cyclists can also bring their bikes on the O-Train year-round.

Please remember to signal to the operator or make eye contact before loading your bike.

Before exiting the bus, let the operator know you’re approaching your stop and make eye contact before unloading your bike.

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Random Acts of Green – Promoters of Environmental Sustainability

Random Acts of Green - Promoters of Environmental Sustainability

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Random Acts of Green

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Our Mission
We aim at proving that we can all make small changes that add up to make a big collective impact.

Our Vision
We aim at building a global climate action community where everyone feels empowered to take action together.

We are a community
We are dedicated to encouraging and motivating people to choose greener choices. We provide products, services and specific tools to help both individuals and organizations participate in “Random Acts of Green”.

As a social enterprise, we use business as a catalyst to achieve a mission to encourage small changes that have a ripple effect. As a social purpose organization, we are a hybrid between a non profit and for profit. We exist where these two models intersect.

We live our passion to provide you with an out-of-the-box toolbox you can use to do good for our planet. Because when you know what to do, we believe you’ll want to take action.

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Earthub – Master Sustainable Living and Reduce Your Waste

Earthub - Master Sustainable Living and Reduce Your Waste

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: Earthub – Kingston Chapter

Timeline for Completion: Started 2020 Ongoing

Objective:

A newly opened drop-off centre in Napanee is the latest expansion of Earthub, which also accepts items in Kingston, Ottawa and across Canada.

Earthub wants to help you master sustainable living and reduce your waste.

Earthub; the hub of everything Earth! We thrive to spread awareness about sustainability, engineering, eco-friendly products, and much more! This local group has been created for our ‘Items to Keep Out of The Landfill’ Initiative.

Kingston Earthub has started a Collection that includes:
. Prescription Pill Bottles
. Milk Bags
. Egg Cartons
. Swiffer/Febreze Products
. Markers
. Mascara Wands
. Air Pillow Packaging

The Earthub Kingston chapter is brand new, operated by Stephanie Young and Rebecca Hannaford, and has growing community support.

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Ottawa Farm Fresh CSA – Conscious Eating Made Simple

Ottawa Farm Fresh CSA - Conscious Eating Made Simple

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Ottawa Farm Fresh CSA

Timeline for Completion: Started 2009 Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Farm fresh organic vegetables! Grown right here in the Ottawa greenbelt!
BE NOURISHED, INSPIRED, AND GROUNDED BY THE FOOD YOU EAT.

Come visit our farm store, open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm (seasonal)

Location: 2811 Ramsayville Rd., Ottawa, Ontario

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A North Grenville Nature Trail to Discover – Ferguson Forest Centre

A North Grenville Nature Trail to Discover - Ferguson Forest Centre

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: The Friends of the Ferguson Forest Centre

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Friends of the Ferguson Forest Centre is comprised of a volunteer board of directors, public members, and community volunteers & sponsors, who:
. support the public recreational spaces of Ferguson Forest Centre
. support the preservation of this exceptional setting for future generations
. support the development of the Arboretum
. form a strong community voice for the maintenance and conservation of Ferguson’s public recreational lands

Some of the activities include: Outdoor Education, Trails & Recreation, and Community Events

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Spring on the Greenbelt’s Trails – Stony Swamp

Spring on the Greenbelt’s Trails - Stony Swamp

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: The National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Stony Swamp, southwest of Ottawa, features a network of beaver ponds, wetlands and forests. This area offers over 40 kilometres of trails — more than in any other section of the Greenbelt. In addition, you will find wetland boardwalks and interpretive exhibits on geology and natural history.

Stony Swamp is the most ecologically diverse protected area in the Ottawa Valley.
The swamp’s bedrock dates back to Precambrian times, the earliest geological era. Stony Swamp is classified as a provincially significant wetland and an  Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI).

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Spring on the Greenbelt’s Trails – Pine Grove

Spring on the Greenbelt’s Trails - Pine Grove

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: The National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Pine Grove is the largest forest in the Greenbelt, and is a mixture of tree plantations and natural forests.

Located in the south end of Ottawa, Pine Grove offers 18.4 kilometres of hiking and cross-country ski trails, and 9.6 kilometres of trails for horseback riding ($). It’s also ideal for bike rides and picnics. Take a self-guided tour along the forestry interpretation trail (trail 43) and learn about tree types at the tree-identification arboretum. For dog lovers, this area is home to Conroy Pit, a popular off-leash dog park.

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Spring on the Greenbelt’s Trails – Shirleys Bay

Spring on the Greenbelt’s Trails - Shirleys Bay

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: The National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Shirleys Bay, to the west of Ottawa, is a provincially significant wetland and the largest marshland in the Greenbelt. It’s also one of the best spots in Canada’s Capital Region for birdwatching. The bay is an old channel of the Ottawa River, and it has a launch for small boats. Within the conservation area, there are seven kilometres of hiking trails and two recreational paths: the Watts Creek Pathway and the Greenbelt Pathway West.

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