There is no escaping the harsh weather of an Ottawa winter, especially for the trees. This season we gave away 15,000 trees at our Tree Giveaway events and now, we want to make sure you know how to prepare and care for them over the winter!
With COP 26 in full swing, project coordinator Sana Badruddin sat down with Canadian journalist and CBC Ottawa News anchor Adrian Harwood to discuss youth perspectives on climate change, COP26, and what this all means on a local scale.
When it rains, do you think about where that water is going once it hits the ground? Stormwater actually plays a large role in the health of Ottawa’s creeks and rivers. Where it goes once it hits the ground and what it picks up along the way can heavily impact the aquatic habitats and recreational activities that the Ottawa River provides. So, what is being done to manage it?
The People’s Official plan (POP) - an informal coalition of grass roots organizations - focuses on greater urgency and ambition on climate and social justice issues to the development of Ottawa’s Official plan. This alliance has incessantly opposed the towers and corridors approach proposed in the City’s revised Official Plan and endorsed building a more livable and compact city (i.e., intensification), public investments that will build a more equitable city, and a city embarking on a low carbon development path.
Help us protect the places you love! Join us this long weekend, October 8th to 11th, for our second fall bioblitz! It is just as important to continue collecting this much needed data on Ottawa's biodiversity during the Autumn months.
We are celebrating the 10th anniversary of National Tree Day and National Forest Week with an online Fall Bioblitz starting on Friday, September 24th! It's time for you to become a Biodiversity Champion and collect much-needed data on Ottawa's nature!
As the representative urban face of Canada in a changing world, Ottawa has a responsibility to be involved in current international events. The National Capital region in particular must demonstrate flexibility in adapting infrastructures, programs and policies to answer challenges that issue from far beyond municipal, provincial and federal borders.