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SAVE THE FARM – Protest to save our trees and greenspace

Join a group of impassioned Ottawa resident’s to protest the current decision to build the Civic Hospital’s new campus on the Experimental Farms. On Saturday January 21st, at 11am, community members will meet in the Observatory parking lot (Carling and Maple Dr.) to protest this decision. If this development is approved, hundreds of mature and […]

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Cardinal Creek Tree Planting

It’s fall again, and that means that it’s tree planting season!  Join the Cardinal Creek Community Association, the City of Ottawa and Ecology Ottawa This Saturday, October 1st, come out and help plant 100 trees. We need 20 volunteers to do it, will you come? WHEN: Saturday October 1st, 9am until the last tree is […]

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Where the Past Meets the Present – Local and Regional Archeology

Are you free this Saturday? Friends of Petrie Island has an exciting event tomorrow! Come on out to learn first-hand from the president of the Ottawa Archeological Society himself, as he goes over the history of Ottawa Valley! It’s the perfect opportunity to learn a bit more about Ottawa’s history, especially the geological fascination of the Ottawa […]

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#CraftChange: Sponsored Tree Giveaway!

Have you heard of Maker House’s #CraftChange before? #CraftChange is an initiative in which 2% of all sales are donated to local non-for-profit organizations. And we are excited to say that from the beginning to July to the end of September, Maker House’s #CraftChange is supporting Ecology Ottawa, our tree campaign in particular! Maker House is located on 987 […]

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Bioenergy in the United Kingdom

UK’s ‘renewable’ energy (about 70%) comes from bioenergy which is the burning of biomass. Every year UK imports millions of tons of wood from North America. These woods pellets are then burnt and accounts for ‘climate friendly’ electricity. 2/3rd of the EU’s renewable energy comes from bioenergy as well, however they do not have to import […]

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An Emerald Ash Borer Just Stole My Bicycle!

By Kim Loenhart Can an invasive beetle kill our trees and steal our bicycles? It seems like an unlikely idea straight out of a science fiction movie. However, a new study published in the journal, Landscape and Urban Planning, might convince you. The study suggests that emerald ash borer infestations, and their related tree loss, […]

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Tree with 40 Types of Fruit

One tree. 40 different kinds of fruit. A professor at Syracuse University is creating stunning trees that bear up to 40 types of fruit. No genetic modifications required, it’s considered both natural and conservational. How does it work? Basically, a sliver of the tree is cut off at a branch of a tree. Another branch […]

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Science Project by Nova Scotia Student Highlights Cleaning Environmental Disaster

Who says one kid can’t make a difference? It all started as an elementary school project and has now transformed into a city project. After months of collecting data, a student in Nova Scotia has managed to determine the high levels of bacteria in the Bridgewater N.S. river. The cause was the release of untreated […]

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Bike Love

Bike Love in Ottawa!!!! This Friday, July 29th, you are invited to drop in for a fun “Bike Love” summer social event at Maker House (987 Wellington St. West in Hintonburg, beside the LCBO). For those not yet familiar, the store is a new social enterprise (8-months old) with a curated collection of handmade home […]

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Preserving and Promoting Wild Fruits in Sri Lanka

Hundreds of plant species endemic to Sri Lanka exist. These plants have been used for many purposes throughout generations, such as for the healing arts, and for strengthening building structures. Unfortunately, knowledge of these plants is disappearing. Current generations are becoming more accustomed to modern technology and focusing less on nature around them. Many species […]

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