Category Archives: Environment

Renewal Energy is here!

Please join us for – Renewal Energy is here!

A Friendly Reminder

Reduce your environmental footprint. Support a local business. Invest your money ethically. This meeting has it all!

Join us at the CPCA Fieldhouse (Cowley Avenue) on February 15 (Thursday) at 7 pm to hear from the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op how they contribute to building a local energy supply through smart investments.

The agenda is as follows:

6:50: Fieldhouse opens – beverages – coffee provided
7:00: Meeting starts with quick introduction
7:05: Presentation by David Mazur-Goulet from Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op
7:40: Question & Answers
8:30: Conclusion of meeting.
Please feel free to stick around and discuss further one on one
8:45: Fieldhouse closes

Benefits of our Forest

From: DANIEL BUCKLES <dbuckles@sas2.net>
Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:03:32 -0500

Just three blocks of trees in Champlain Park bring an annual flow of financial benefits to residents of $41,924 (using the USDA Forestry Services i-Tree benefits calculator). Imagine the flow of benefits of all the trees in the neighbourhood!

The Neighbourwoods in Champlain Park tree inventory has produced two interesting infographics, showing the size and diversity of trees, and the financial benefits to residents in the form of energy saved, storm water filtered, air quality improved, and carbon stored. Check it out, and save by saving our trees!

[Tree Mapping Poster of our Neighbourhood]

Renewable Energy Meeting – February 15

Renewable Energy is here!

Reduce your environmental footprint. Support a local business. Invest your money ethically.

This meeting has it all! Join us at the Champlain Park Fieldhouse on February 15 (Thursday) at 7 pm to hear from the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op how they contribute to building a local energy supply through smart investments.

We will also learn from a neighbour that has been benefiting for years from a roof-top solar system you may want to install yourself

Agenda: 7:00 – 8:00 PM – OREC presentation, followed by discussion.

Daniel Buckles and Adrian Bradley
Environment Committee

Environmental Concerns & Park Month

From: Lea Scherer <lea.scherer@ecologyottawa.ca>
Subject: Environmental concerns & Park Month
Sent: Mon, Jan 15, 2018 2:15 pm

Hi Champlain Park Community Association,

Thank you for all that you do to make your community a better place. Ecology Ottawa, a local grassroots environmental organization, is planning a busy 2018 and we need your community association’s help.

Below, you will find two requests for action. We hope you can take the time to respond. We look forward to building a better Ottawa with your community’s help.

1. Can you tell us about the top three environmental concerns in your community?

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Heritage Trees

From: Debra Huron <debra@debrahuron.com>
Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:16:10 -0500

From Daniel Buckles via Champlain Oaks website http://www.champlainoaks.com/2017/11/calling-all-heritage-trees/


Calling all heritage trees

[Oak Tree between the SJAM Parkway roads]On the heels of September’s ceremony to honour heritage trees in Ottawa, Forests Ontario has confirmed that it can list more bur oaks from this neighbourhood in its provincial registry.

The deadline for nominating a tree to Forests Ontario’s heritage tree program is December 31, 2017.
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Preventing Climate Disaster – December 6

From: Anthony Garoufalis-Auger at Ecology Ottawa <anthony.garoufalis-auger@ecologyottawa.ca>
Date: November 25, 2017 at 1:44 PM
Subject: Join Us: Preventing Climate Disaster @ Ottawa Public Library

Join us Wednesday December 6 at the Ottawa Public Library for a panel discussion….

(Une version française suit le texte anglais)

On behalf of Ecology Ottawa, I would like to invite you to attend Preventing Climate Disaster: A Panel Discussion on Federal Climate Policy. At the mid-point of the Liberal government’s mandate, it’s time to check in on our government’s progress and examine the next steps on delivering its international climate commitments.
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Adopt a Pontiac Planter!

Seven planters have been installed by the City at the Park on Pontiac, to create and beautify a new greenspace (pending removal of the NCC fence and some pavement). The Community is responsible for planting and caring for the Planters. Two have been adopted already by a generous neighbour (marked with a stake). Five more are available for adoption. Let the Environment Committee (dbuckles@sas2.net) know if you are willing to get some perennials started this fall, and care for further planting and watering of a planter in the Spring. The City rules require that no food plants be included in a City planter, for food safety and liability reasons.
[Concrete Planters on Pontiac, with dirt installed]