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Climate change activists push for action after Typhoon Haiyan

Climate change activists push for action after Typhoon Haiyan

Vigils in solidarity with climate change victims are held in Ottawa and other cities around the world, as UN climate talks wrap up.

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Walk Friendly Ontario, Rain Workshops, and Crowdfunding – GC News #817

Walk Friendly Ontario, Rain Workshops, and Crowdfunding – GC News #817

817: 3 June 2013 – Published by Green Communities Canada. OFFICIAL LAUNCH. Green Communities Canada launched WALK Friendly Ontario, a designation program that recognizes municipal excellence in walkability. By awarding Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum designations to towns and cities from across Ontario, WALK Friendly Ontario will stimulate action to make communities safer and more […]

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Solar Co-op, Green Investor, Love Your Lake – GCNews #803

Solar Co-op, Green Investor, Love Your Lake – GCNews #803

803: 14 January 2013 – Published by Green Communities Canada. SOLAR CO-OP. Windfall Centre manages York Solar Co-operative’s project development that offers York Region residents an opportunity to invest (Solar Bonds for $1000 each) in local community-owned rooftop solar energy projects. In order to apply for Feed-in-Tariff contracts, the Co-op needs 50 York Region homeowners to sign […]

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Friends of the Earth: ‘model regulation’ helps Canada save face in Durban

Friends of the Earth: ‘model regulation’ helps Canada save face in Durban

Ottawa – With Canada’s international environmental reputation at rock bottom at the Durban climate negotiations, Friends of the Earth Canada has decided to donate its services to help Canada.

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Canadian Cleantech Summit in Ottawa

Canadian Cleantech Summit in Ottawa

A whopping 85 per cent of Canada’s clean technology companies require no subsidies, are globally competitive, and are situated in what promises to be a $3-trillion industry by 2020.

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Bells Corners Eco-Fair

Bells Corners Eco-Fair

Eco-Fair featuring exhibits, forums and discussion groups on current topics, 100 mile lunch for 100; keynote by Elizabeth May; 29 October 2011.

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Standing Up by Sitting In – Protesting the Tar Sands

Standing Up by Sitting In – Protesting the Tar Sands

Tomorrow environmental activists will gather in Ottawa to protest the Tar Sands Pipeline from Canada to the US. When I initially found out about the event I was excited and wanted to go. The reason why I will be at work tomorrow instead of Parliament Hill is because the risk of arrest was too high […]

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City of Ottawa $10 Local Food Challenge

City of Ottawa $10 Local Food Challenge

Commit to spending at least $10 of your food budget on local food throughout the months of September and October, and enter into a draw for one of ten $50 coupons redeemable at the Savour Ottawa restaurants or retailer of your choice.

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Beat the heat with the Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Initiative

Beat the heat with the Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Initiative

The Ottawa Biosphere Eco-city (BEC) Initiative, a broad-based, non-governmental collaborative community project, explores a large untapped area of decentralized projects and independent decision-making in the area of sustainability. Coordinated by volunteers, it applies the Biosphere Eco-City model, designed to encourage citizen and stakeholder involvement in sustainability; local and international sharing of knowledge and experience.

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The Amazing World of Ottawa’s Streams

The Amazing World of Ottawa’s Streams

Come out and explore Ottawa’s Sawmill Creek, and find out how urbanization affects the stream and the species that live in and around it.

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