Archive | December, 2014

#GiftingBack Holiday Contest

‘Tis the season for giving the gift of goodness! Tree Ottawa is an Ecology Ottawa initiative to plant 1 million trees within the City of Ottawa as a gift to Canada to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. In order to make this gift a reality, we need the generous support of people from all across […]

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Tree Ottawa Champion Ed Lawrence on CBC’s Ontario Today at 12:30

“Recently retired after 30 years of outstanding achievement in the field of Canadian horticulture, Ed Lawrence’s tenure as Chief Horticultural Specialist to six consecutive Governors General spanned a period of vice-regal history dating from Jules Leger in the 1970s to Adrienne Clarkson in 2005. In his capacity as head gardener, Ed’s responsibilities included not only […]

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Thank You Whole Foods and Whole Foods Patrons!

You may have noticed we were at Whole Foods on Thursday, November 20th promoting the Tree Ottawa initiative. It was very encouraging to talk to the customers and staff at Whole Foods, and the support we received was phenomenal. We were so pleased to meet people who wanted to Protect, Plant, and Promote our urban […]

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Glashan Greening Holiday Fundraiser

The Glashan Public School greening project has just unveilled the first of their murals to brighten the school yard, but this is only the beginning. Additional murals, trees, depaving, a green wall and a innovative climbing structure are all on the wish list. So Glashan’s Green Team has launched its chocolate store in time for […]

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Tree Canada and Soteira Solutions Holiday Open House

Please drop in and join Tree Canada and Soteira Solutions for refreshments and holiday merriment! When: Thursday, December 18 | 2PM-6PM Where: 470 Somerset St. W (at Kent St.), Ottawa Street parking available, as well as access by OCTranspo bus 2 Please RSVP to Marie-Paule Godin ( by Dec. 12 Click here to see the […]

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2014-2018 City Governance Review

The 2014-2018 City Governance Review will be voted on by City Council this Wednesday, December 3rd. Among the proposed changes, the number of meetings of the Environment Committee will be reduced from 12 to 8. The Environment Committee is responsible for providing guidance and direction on issues relating to environmental services, community sustainability, storm-water management, solid […]

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