written by Katie Fettes photo Credit: Jean Luc Habimana, 2019 Africa is the continent most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, despite accounting for only 2-3 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions. Up to 70 percent of the continent’s population depends on agriculture, with 95 percent of this production relying on rainfall. Increased water scarcity due to irregular rainfall patterns is bringing droughts … Continue reading Solar-Powered Water Technology Supporting South Sudanese Farmers on the Frontlines of Climate Change
PERC intern Johanna was inspired to write this article while visiting the island of Guadaloupe in the French Carribean, and witnessing all of it’s sustainable energy infrastructure. In 1983, Hubert was sixteen years old and was pulled out of school to work full time on his family’s sugar cane plantation. Every morning he would wake up at 4 am along with his brothers and dad, … Continue reading Bioenergy: An International View on An Alternative to Fossil Fuel
Throughout high school and beyond, Roderick helped out at his dad’s small home building business. He would participate in the building process of between five and seven homes a year, where he learned skills in trades, contracting, and dealing with customers. Roderick then completed a University degree in Chemistry and subsequently worked as a researcher in various disciplines. Later in life, he and his wife … Continue reading Functional and Architectural Solar Technology
Green Drinks Ottawa has been meeting regularly at he Fox & Feather Pub on Elgin St for several years. The group started with only five members, but nearly ten times that many came out for the launch of Climate Action Week 2019 on Valentine’s evening. Not only did these folks take time out of their Valentine’s Day plans to learn about what the City of … Continue reading Climate Action Week 2019 Kicks Off @ Green Drinks
This post is based on a media release from EnviroCentre. Contact: Angela Plant, EnviroCentre. Tel: 613-894-0157, Email: Angela.Plant@envirocentre.ca New turn key solution for local businesses to fight climate change – CoEnergy and EnviroCentre join forces! CoEnergy is a newly launched co-operative, building on the success of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op’s 8 years of community financed solar energy projects. CoEnergy is currently in the midst of its first … Continue reading New Solution for Businesses to Fight Climate Change
By: Susanna Kam In celebration of Earth Day, the Glebe Community Association Environment Committee, in partnership with SmartNET Alliance, the Peace and Environment Resource Centre, Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op (OREC) and Bullfrog Power will be hosting its second Old HomeEarth Day Event (OHEDE) on Saturday April 21, 2018 at the Glebe Community Centre. This year’s event is aimed at providing participants with practical ideas on how they can … Continue reading Celebrate Earth Day & Sustainable Living at the 2018 Old Home Earth Day Event
Celebrating Sustainability Sustainable Eastern Ontario announced and awarded its first ever Sustainability Star Awards at their last networking session. The awards are designed to recognize members of the Eastern Ontario ENGO network who have contributed greatly to local sustainability. Special consideration is given to organizations that accomplish more than their small size would suggest, show leadership, and excel at collaboration. The recipients for the 2017 … Continue reading February 9, 2018: This Week In….
The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op (OREC) is pleased to announce that their 6th securities offering is now open until Feb 25. They are once again accepting investments in local solar projects! Highlights: 1. Investments are RRSP and TFSA eligible (transfers or new contributions) 2. Funds will enable the construction of solar projects on 2 high schools. 3. This time the offer is open to residents of Quebec also! … Continue reading 6th Offering from OREC
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….