Ottawa is a mecca for enjoying nature and outdoor activities. Three rivers, the Ottawa River, Gatineau River, Rideau River and Rideau Canal are great for canoeing, kayaking, sailing and swimming.
Canoes can be rented or purchased at stores such as MEC, Paddle Shack or other local outfitters (2). Or join a local outdoors club (2) and go hiking, skiing or canoeing with them. If you’re a beginner, the Ottawa River Canoe Club offers a one-day course, Recreational Canoeing Basics; Paddlesport will also be offering lessons in 2013, as well as the Ottawa Canoe Camping Club.
You can also walk, hike or bike along any of these rivers: see the Rideau Trail Association, Ottawa Capital Pathway and the village of Wakefield, Quebec, which is on the banks of the Gatineau River about 30 minutes north of Ottawa.
Please leave no trace while walking, canoeing or camping. And if you’d like to help protect these great rivers, check out these local organizations: Ottawa Riverkeeper, Save the Gatineau, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, Algonquin to Adirondacks and other local groups.
Continue reading “Canoeing the Gatineau River”
What: Ottawa Living Green Expo 2013
When: Saturday & Sunday April 27 – 28, 2013
Where: Ottawa Convention Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, downtown Ottawa
The Ottawa EcoFair, ECO EXPO and the Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC) are collaborating to create the best environment and health event in the history of the National Capital Region! This event will coincide with Earth Day celebrations and be offered at affordable rates. The Ottawa Convention Centre is the ideal location for this exciting new event as it exemplifies a truly sustainable public facility.
There are lots of ways to get involved. Local organizations and businesses with an interest in sustainable and healthy living should apply to be an exhibitor. Spaces are limited so apply early. We are also seeking sponsors, donors, and volunteers. For more information please go to our Contact Us page.
More information: Ottawa Living Green Expo 2013
Christmas is supposed to be a time of peace and togetherness. But all too often, greed, haste and superficiality are the hallmarks of the season.
Would you buy a gift if you knew it was made in a sweatshop or by slave labour? Or something made by a company that is clearcutting forests, poisoning our water or causing climate change? What about a gift that could hurt your loved one’s health and happiness? There are plenty of gifts that do all of the above, but disguised by deceptive marketing, shiny packaging and greenwash. Continue reading “Green/environmentally-friendly Christmas gift ideas”
PowerShift, Friday October 26 – Monday October 29, 2012, Ottawa, Canada.
End fossil fuel subsidies! This October hundreds of youth will gather in Ottawa to be a part of a historic gathering to build the movement for just, sustainable future. For more information, how to help, or register:
Relaunching in June 2012, Green Ottawa is a unique gateway to everything green and sustainable in the Ottawa area.
Check out the events calendar, job postings or volunteer opportunities — and feel free to post your own. Doing some research or networking? Don’t miss our popular environmental directory of everything from grassroots groups to government departments.
The National Capital Green Pages is now accepting submissions for our print directory for 2012.
The National Capital Green Pages is a regional print and online directory containing listings of local products, services, businesses and organizations of Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. This directory is designed to celebrate and support the many sustainable groups and businesses in the National Capital Region and to connect the public with eco-friendly options in their community.
The Green Pages were initially a print directory published by Seventh Generation Community Projects and available at community fairs and events. It has evolved over the years as a collaborative project that includes a print and online edition put together by Tucker House Renewal Centre, the Peace and Environment Resource Centre, and hosted online by Sustainable Eastern Ontario.
National Capital Region Green Pages | Submit a listing
Green Ottawa adds:
–> Green Pages 2008-2009 (.pdf)
–> Ottawa Environmental Directories, Resources & Networks
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3i Summit on Sustainability
Fri May 4 to Sat May 5, 2012
For the first time in Ottawa, leaders and change agents from many different sectors are coming together to collaborate and take action toward realizing Ottawa’s potential to be an environmentally sustainable city.
The “3i Summit on Sustainability: Collaborating for Action” will be held on May 4 & 5 at Dow’s Lake Pavilion. Local leaders and change agents who want to advance sustainability in Ottawa are encouraged to take part.
A goal of the Summit is to expand and tap into the pool of leaders and mentors from different sectors that can support new community greening projects and eco-business ventures. Catalyst leaders such as Moe Garahan, Executive Director of Ottawa’s Just Food, Stephen Guilbeault, Founder of Québec’s Equiterre and Tom Heintzman, Co-founder of Bullfrog Power will provide inspiration. A cultural celebration of the community’s accomplishments will take place during the Friday evening Sustainability Soirée.
Register on-line now.
Two-day registration is only $75 and includes two lunches and the Sustainability Soirée. Passes for the Soirée only may be purchased for $25.
For more information visit 3isummit.com or contact Laura Leet
projectcoordinator 3isummit.com, 613-656-7800.