Trees in the Glebe Plant a tree, urge your neighbours to plant a tree, or show us a great spot for a new tree. The GCA’s Environment Committee and Ecology Ottawa are spearheading a project to inspire planting of 150 trees in our community in 2017. Register your tree or ideas here: https://goo.gl/forms/nAne78CIJtbF8e3N2 For more [...]
The GCA Environment Committee, in collaboration with other urban core community association green committees has been an active contributor to the City of Ottawa's consultations on the coming Urban Forest Management Plan. A copy of the September 2016 consultant DRAFT is here. See our response and recommendations to this draft: 201611CoreCAsUrbanForestMgmtPlaninputs_3
The GCA recently passed a motion asking the City to divest its investments in fossil fuel extraction companies. You can find our letter to the Mayor and Councillor David Chernushenko GCA Letter_fossil fuel divestment_to Mayor Watson and Councillor Chernushenko and a backgrounder with more detail Fossil Fuels Divestment briefing paper.
GCA Environment Committee - Report – 2016 04 21 The meeting had good energy and was attended by a dozen people, mix of old and new faces. Areas of interest identified for activity in 2016-17 were: trees; bees & pollinators; energy & climate change; 3Rs and waste diversion. Participants expressed a [...]
In 2015 the City of Ottawa started a consultation regarding our urban forest. The GCA Environment Committee collaborated with neighbouring community associations to produce the following input to the City of Ottawa Forestry Services: 2015 11 24 Core CAs Urban Forest Mgmt Plan inputs_7
The Glebe has been declared a Pesticide Free Community by the Glebe Community Association. Your Glebe community wants a safe environment for children and pets and everyone with environmental sensitivities. (read the declaration) While the Pesticide Free resolution is not binding, we hope that everyone in the community will cooperate. You can maintain a healthy [...]
Thursday Sept 27, 2012 7:00 - 9:00 pm Glebe Community Centre, Scotton Hall The City of Ottawa identified its preferred preliminary design concept for a pedestrian/cycle bridge across the canal from Clegg to Fifth. The open house gives the community a final chance to comment on the preliminary recommended plan for the crossing, ask questions [...]
Resolution passed by the Glebe Community Association declaring the Glebe as a pesticide free community. April 24, 2007 Whereas a body of evidence shows that pesticides can lead to permanent harm to human health, particularly that of children, and to the health of pets and the environment, and whereas 126 cities across Canada have implemented [...]