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12 ways to have an eco friendly holiday

See original article:  http://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/eco-friendly-holiday-tips 1. Make Your Own Wrapping Paper or Go Without Most mass-produced wrapping paper you find in stores is not recyclable because of the shiny coatings, foils and colors, and therefore ends up in landfills. And sadly, most wrapping paper and ribbon is produced in Asian sweatshops! What a shame so many […]

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Learn About Sustainable Cities!

Do you have an interest in urban geography and the way cities function?  Are you driven by a passion for sustainability?  Would you like a chance to unite these in an academic setting?  If so, we have a great opportunity for you! The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network is offering a free, online course […]

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New Tree Protection Changes

Did you know that as of May 26th, 2016, new changes to protect urban trees have been implemented for the process of getting a distinctive tree permit in the city? For years, urban trees have been needlessly destroyed by infill developers. However, the majority of those trees didn’t need to die; their deaths could have been avoided altogether […]

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Exploring Possibilities for Reforestation in Southwestern Nicaragua

Why should we explore methods of reforestation? Approximately 80% of central america’s vegetation has disappeared. This has consequence on the regions’s biodiversity which is not able to survive. (Dorgay, et. al., 2016) Luckily a non-profit organization Paso Pacifico tries to find solutions for re-forestation such as tree planting and the concept of living fence rows. (Dorgay, […]

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Hidden Harvest Workshop – Helping You Grow Great Fruit

Growing Great Fruit! Propagation Workshop. Hidden Harvest Ottawa Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Ottawa Ontario “We have the potential to grow fruit in the city that tastes better, and is more nutritious, than food in the store!” At the end of this workshop, you will leave with your own grafted tree, […]

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Deadline for the City’s Community Environmental Projects Grant Program is June 1, 2016

Deadline for the City’s Community Environmental Projects Grant Program is June 1, 2016   Are you looking for an opportunity to put your environmental ideas into action? The City of Ottawa is now accepting applications for the 2016 Community Environmental Projects Grant Program (CEPGP).    CEPGP provides funding to community groups and non-profit organizations in Ottawa […]

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Jane’s Walk 2016

Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8  Is there something about Ottawa that is important to you?  Consider leading a walk to share it with your neighbours.  Jane’s Walk gives us all a chance to find out more about our city.  To register a walk, click on Submit a Walk. 2016 is the tenth anniversary […]

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MAR23 Public Consultation on the Plan for the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway Waterfront Linear Park

Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway Waterfront Linear Park The National Capital Commission (NCC) invites you to participate in a public consultation on the draft plan for the proposed Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway waterfront linear park. The planning work thus far has focused on developing key policies and proposals to take advantage of the spectacular […]

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Ottawa Riverkeeper needs your input for plastic microbead ban

    Consumers have until March 10 to make their views known, as Environment Canada works out a timetable for eliminating the environmental pollutant Click here for Ottawa Riverkeeper’s page introducing the problems associated with microbreads. The federal government wants to ban microbeads from facial cleansers, toothpaste and other products. OTTAWA—The federal government is drafting […]

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Here’s how forest fires do good for the environment

Forest Fires   Forest fires can be normal and natural. Here’s why: They help “clean up” forests and keep them healthy. But for years, many Americans looked upon forest fires as something bad—something that needed to be stamped out. So that’s what we tried to do. That approach caused problems: Without any fires to clear […]

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