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

Dec 15: This Week In….

Renewable Energy The City of Ottawa voted on it’s 2018 budget on Wednesday, Dec 13. One of the items in the budget was $500 000 for the Energy Evolution project, which was passed. Many environmental groups were advocating for additional funding for this project, notably Ecology Ottawa, who expressed disappointment that despite finding an extra $10 million in the budget just before approval, the City … Continue reading Dec 15: This Week In….

Cover of a report available from the Pembina Institute.

Pan Canadian Framework for Addressing Climate Change Moving Forward, but Moving Fast Enough?

This post is based on a Dec 7 media release by the Pembina Institute. Slipping implementation timelines put Canada’s clean growth ambitions at risk New report highlights progress on the pan-Canadian climate plan in advance of one-year anniversary Canada is not currently on track to meet its 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, and will likely miss its 2020 targets. While some progress towards implementation … Continue reading Pan Canadian Framework for Addressing Climate Change Moving Forward, but Moving Fast Enough?

This Week In…..

Volunteering December 5th was International Volunteer Day! As a volunteer-based organization ourselves, we’re happy to celebrate along with those who won Canada’s Volunteer Awards, as announced on Monday by Employment and Social Development Canada. Ottawa’s own Parkdale Food Centre won in the Social Innovator Category for Ontario (this category recognizes non-profits rather an individuals). Congratulations, folks! Read more about it, including a list of all … Continue reading This Week In…..

This Week In…..

Invasive Species Management Lanark County decides to support continued action against “Canada’s Worst Invasive Plant“, Phragmites australis. This tall grass spreads rapidly, forms dense monocultures, reduces biodiversity and is a serious threat to many ecosystems. Read more here. Climate Change COP 23 wrapped up in Bonn, Germany on Saturday (the conference was organized by Fiji, but hosted by Germany for practical reasons). There was strong interest … Continue reading This Week In…..

Environment Committee Update

This information is taken directly from a media advisory release by the City of Ottawa yesterday evening. We’ll be sharing responses from local environmental groups as well as they develop. Strategy for renewable energy and Draft Budget 2018 considered by Committee Ottawa – The City is joining forces with community partners to put Ottawa on the path to clean, renewable energy, according to a strategy approved today by the … Continue reading Environment Committee Update