Municipal News – June 2018

June 2015 City to shed light on LED conversion project  Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson will be joined by Transportation Committee Chair Keith Egli, Environment and Climate Protection Committee Chair David Chernushenko, Hydro Ottawa President and Chief Executive Officer Bryce Conrad, and Chief Energy and Infrastructure Services Officer for Envari, Adnan Khokhar, for an update on the City’s efforts to convert streetlights to light emitting diode … Continue reading Municipal News – June 2018

This Week In….May 4, 2018

Peacekeeping The House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defense is currently conducting a study on Canada’s Contributions to International Peacekeeping. Walter Dorn, president of the Canadian chapter of the World Federalist Movement, made a presentation to the committee on April 26th, entitled “Back in the Game”,  which included several recommendations such as supporting prevention activities, involving more female peacekeepers, and making Canadian leaders available to … Continue reading This Week In….May 4, 2018

PERC Endorses the Earth Charter

The PERC board of directors is happy to report that they endorsed the Earth Charter at their meeting on April 24, 2018.  They hope to be able to profile this document  in the summer edition of the Peace & Environment News, but in the meantime, we thought we’d announce it here. The Earth Charter Initiative is a global movement of organizations and individuals that embrace … Continue reading PERC Endorses the Earth Charter

This Week In…..April 13, 2018

Sustainable Cities/Rainwater Management Depave paradise, a program of Green Communities Canada has received, $740,000 over 36 months from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to depave 36 sites across the province. Depave Paradise engages local volunteers to tear up unwanted pavement and replace it with gardens planted with native species. In addition to creating green space, depaving helps restore the urban water cycle and reduce runoff pollution. “This … Continue reading This Week In…..April 13, 2018

Putting Carbon Policy to the Test

New online tool allows anyone to forecast the effects of government action on emissions. Reprinted from The Pembina Institute. What would your climate policy look like if you were in charge? Canada’s Energy Policy Simulator  (EPS) is the first tool that allows anyone to see exactly how policy ideas affect total carbon and emissions output in the country. From carbon pricing to mass transit to building efficiency, … Continue reading Putting Carbon Policy to the Test

Doing Well While Doing Good

PERC was happy to send a handful of volunteers to a workshop with the Ottawa Eco-Talent Network last night, at the beautiful Commons room MediaStyle made available in the heart of downtown. It was a retrospective of what OETN was formed to do, how it has done those things, and a visioning of what the future of the group might look like. Successes were celebrated, delicious … Continue reading Doing Well While Doing Good

Councillors Feed the Hungry: Feb 13, 2018

“Councillors Feed the Hungry” In Support of The Ottawa Mission – Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 On Tuesday, February 13th Ottawa City Councillors will come together to participate in the eighth annual “Councillors Feed the Hungry” event at The Ottawa Mission. Organized by Keith Egli, Councillor for Ward 9 Knoxdale-Merivale, “Councillors Feed the Hungry” will include the presentation of a cheque on behalf of Ottawa City … Continue reading Councillors Feed the Hungry: Feb 13, 2018