Category: Community Network


Trees in the Glebe

  The Glebe Report has published a terrific centre fold piece on native trees to plant this spring. Have a look here: Ecology in the Glebe. “The Environment Committee of the Glebe Community Association and the Glebe Community Network of…

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Greening a schoolyard

Check out the Citizen Op-ed by our Community Network Glebe team leader, Angela Keller-Herzog ‘Our school looks like a jail!” is what our students say. The Ottawa inner-city Glashan schoolyard is bleak, mostly pavement. As the tulips are coming out in Ottawa,…

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The Future Looks Green for Glashan

Glashan P.S. holds a special event to celebrate the kick-off of the Majesta “Trees of Knowledge Competition” Glashan students OTTAWA- Monday was the official kick-off of the Majesta “Trees of Knowledge Competition” at Glashan Public School. Glashan is the first…

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Organizing the Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale 2014

Spring is around the corner, so planning is getting underway for one of Ecology Ottawa’s biggest events of the year, the Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale, which will take place on Saturday, May 24. Ecology Ottawa is currently seeking volunteers…

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Sunnyside Bio-retention Project

On Wednesday, February 19, City of Ottawa representatives and local community members met for the second time to discuss the traffic calming and greening project that is to be happening on Sunnyside Avenue later this year. The turn out was…

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How to Win Friends and Influence Elected People

On January 20, 2014 at the home of one of our community network volunteers the ward’s City Councillor, the riding’s Member of Provincial Parliament, and the riding’s Member of Parliament gathered with 40 or so neighbours to talk about the…

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Bur oaks, Samuel de Champlain, and the Cowley family!

Dozens of people gathered at the Champlain Park Fieldhouse to celebrate the unveiling of two historical installations. Beautifully designed and mounted, these displays recognize the significance the stately Bur Oak, Samuel de Champlain, and the Cowley family have for Champlain…

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Community Initiatives Guidebook

With the generous support of the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund (Ontario Ministry of the Environment), the Crabtree Foundation and the Ontario Trillium Foundation; Ecology Ottawa has created the Community Initiatives Guidebook. The guide has been divided into 4 sections:…

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Funding for Orlando Park Naturalization Project

The National Capital chapter of the Friends of the Environment Foundation TD, have awarded Ecology Ottawa and the Alta Vista Neighbourhood Team more than $5000 to continue planting in Orlando Park. With the City of Ottawa’s forestry department help, neighbours,…

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Glashan Public School Greening Project Update

Ecology Ottawa is a partner with the Glashan Public School Green Team. Angela Keller-Herzog gives us an update on the work so far…. We now have an enthusiastic Green Team composed of school, parent and community volunteers supporting this initiative….

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