Petrie Island Nature Walk – Wild Edibles

Join Friends of Petrie Island for one or more of our Nature Walks down on the island this summer.

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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

Ottawa Urban Wild Tour – August 14, 2011 from 10am to 12pm

Join us on a walking tours in the Somerset Ward and Capital Ward to discover and learn about edible treenuts already growing across the city. Late summer is the perfect time for identifying these trees with the nuts close to ripening and easy to see. Plan for a return visit at harvest time.

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.

Wild Food in the City

In this 3 hour workshop at Kilborn Allotment Gardens in Ottawa, you can learn about common, safe, non-toxic weeds and plants that have a long history of use as food and medicine.

Ottawa Urban Wild Tours

Get involved with monthly Urban Nature Tours in Ottawa, and discover the hidden corners of its neighborhoods and become acquainted with the wonders of nature in the city.

Ottawa Eco Fair

The 8th annual Ottawa EcoFair takes place September 17, 2011, from 10am-5pm. It celebrates green-living ideas, products and services with Ottawa’s grassroots community on display.

Wilderness Committee Decries Plans to Develop Prosperity Mine

Vancouver – The Wilderness Committee strongly condemned Liberal leadership hopeful Christy Clark’s suggestion, reported in a recent Globe and Mail article, that Ottawa should be pressured to approve the so-called Prosperity Mine, located on the Chilcotin Plateau west of Williams Lake, BC. The proposed Taseko Mines Inc. operation would have turned Fish Lake into a tailings pond for mine waste.