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August 11th-13th: Tree Giveaway Events

Ecology Ottawa isn’t holding back with our Free Tree Giveaways! We still have thousands of trees to hand out, and with the summer wrapping up soon, you’ll want to get yours quick! We have a busy weekend planned, so there are numerous chances for you to snag a tree! Here are the events we’ll be at this […]

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Green Roofs on Canadian Grocery Stores: Immediate Locally Fresh Produce!

It’s a growing fact: local foods are better for the environment, the economy, and overall health. The less distance food travels to get to the grocery store, less emissions are emitted into the environment, and the fresher and healthier the produce for the citizens buying them. But what if produce were grown directly from the […]

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Trees for Toilet Paper: Good or Bad?

Sanitation: essential for developed countries, and a fast-growing priority for developing countries. Included with clean water and food includes access to clean lavatories. And with clean lavatories comes toilet paper. But where does toilet paper actually come from? The name itself, “toilet paper,” implies that it is being derived from trees. Each day, 27,000 worth […]

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August 5th-6th: Tree Giveaway Events!

August already, and we’re still giving away THOUSANDS of free trees! This is the perfect time to plant a tree. Here are the events we’ll be at this weekend:   Saturday, August 5th: Rideau Library Branch (10am-5pm) Inspiration Village (11am-4pm) Sunday, August 6th: Art Hour Café: Summer in the City (12pm-4pm)   If you’re still looking […]

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Doctor’s Orders: Prescription Visits to Parks!

Common doctor prescriptions include painkillers, ointments, sometimes specific medical instruments. But what about actual visits to parks? Nicknamed “ParkRx,” doctors in South Dakota are now legally entitled to write park prescriptions, which instruct patients to take “one free day at any South Dakota state park or recreational area.” South Dakota’s Department of Health and South […]

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An Alternative Google that Plants Trees for Each Search!

It’s a known fact: Google is an essential part of our lives. But did you know there’s another Google that let you plant trees at the same time? The answer to that is Ecosia.   Ecosia works just like Google–except the website plants a tree for every item you enter into the search bar. Essentially, […]

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July 28th-30th: Tree Giveaway Events!

Ecology Ottawa is giving away THOUSANDS of free trees this summer! We’re attending tons of events throughout Ottawa to give away these trees! Here’s where we’ll be this weekend:

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Plant Self-Defense: Avoiding Becoming Caterpillar Food

Plants, as one of the lowest species of the food web, are often eaten. By everyone. That doesn’t mean they like it. In a new study published in the Natural Ecology and Evolution Journal, it was discovered that in order to avoid being eaten, some plants release a chemical that makes them extremely foul-tasting to caterpillars. […]

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Wildlife Havens in Urban Spaces!

How can concrete, industrial spaces have any room for nature? It’s possible. New York’s High Lane was transformed into a wildlife haven. So it’s very much possible to transform small pockets of free space into a flourishing haven as well! Forest glades are popping up everywhere. They’re slices of forest space in urban landscapes. Places […]

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Wood Pellets: A (Lesser Known) Renewable Energy Source

The constant demand for energy has resulted in unsustainable methods of energy exploitation. The most common and well-known? Fossil fuels. But what if trees themselves could be used as an energy source to power our homes? In Southern U.S., tree scraps are being collected, gathered and imported to Europe, where they are then burned as a […]

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