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…..