PERC AGM – May 12th

Details for the PERC AGM were set before the current COVID-19 pandemic. If public health recommendations warrant changing them by the time we enter the month of May, we will do everything we can to share that information. For now, they stand. All members of the PERC community are invited to join the Board of Directors on Tuesday, May 12th, 2020, for our Annual General … Continue reading PERC AGM – May 12th

International Women’s Day 2020

In honour of International Women’s Day 2020, here are few women leading great work here in the Ottawa area. Kristina Inrig Kristina is well known as a fundraising & financial management guru in the environmental nonprofit sector in Ottawa. She is the Executive Director of Sustainable Eastern Ontario and holds two degrees in philanthropy and non-profit management. She also serves in a volunteer role with … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2020

Planting Trees, Restoring Waterfronts

This is a guest post from the Muskrat Watershed Council. Text by Meagan Rae. Photos courtesy of Muskrat Watershed Council. With the coming of 2019, the Muskrat Watershed Council (MWC) (Profiled in the Winter 2018 edition of the PEN!)is looking back and reflecting on last year’s projects – including the Natural Edge Project. In Spring 2018, Watersheds Canada partnered with the MWC and Algonquin College’s … Continue reading Planting Trees, Restoring Waterfronts

How to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day takes place on April 22nd, so it’s a busy time for environmental groups like PERC. However, if you’re not in the environmental sector, it might seem like an odd date to commemorate. Isn’t it just a made-up holiday? Well, in some sense, all holidays are made up, so there’s no reason to be a snob about Earth Day. Even Christmas, with it’s tie-in … Continue reading How to Celebrate Earth Day

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….

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…..