Environment Committee

Term of Council Priorities and strategic initiatives

Formal letter from the GCA persuant to the November 2018 board meeting and our motion to endorse the CAFES recommendations for the new Term of Council Priorities and strategic initiatives. An additional point was added by GCA regarding the importance of Parks maintenance and management. Click here to view PDF

2019-01-07T10:23:13+00:00January 7th, 2019|Advocacy, Environment Committee, News|Comments Off on Term of Council Priorities and strategic initiatives

Greening your Holiday Event

As its holiday time, we wanted to share with you this resource that the City has to green your events! Sustainability metrics are a great addition to your report-back to your boards and funders on the success of an event. https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/water-and-environment/green-living#greening-your-event

2017-12-11T19:26:21+00:00December 11th, 2017|Environment Committee|Comments Off on Greening your Holiday Event

City’s Draft Budget 2018: not enough to reduce our carbon footprint

In early November, the City of Ottawa released its draft budget for 2018. The GCA Environment Committee has been urging the City to make serious commitments to renewable energy in our city. With partners in the Community Associations Forum on Environmental Sustainability (CAFES), a group of likeminded associations, we issued a news release expressing concern [...]

2017-12-02T15:56:00+00:00December 2nd, 2017|Advocacy, Environment Committee|Comments Off on City’s Draft Budget 2018: not enough to reduce our carbon footprint

Greening the GGGS – recycling opportunities for what doesn’t sell

 The Great Glebe Garage Sale is on May 27th 2017 Dear Neighbours: We all love the Great Glebe Garage sale. It’s a fabulous community-wide event. It’s a celebration. It’s another thing that makes our neighbourhood really special. Let’s do it even better in 2017! SOCIAL: Let’s all make sure we remember to give our 10% [...]

2017-11-25T13:54:18+00:00May 6th, 2017|Environment Committee, Great Glebe Garage Sale, News, Recycling, waste & stewardship activities, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Greening the GGGS – recycling opportunities for what doesn’t sell

Trees in the Glebe – Tree Sign-up Form

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 [...]

Our inputs to the Ottawa Urban Forest Management Plan (Nov 2016)

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

GCA asks the City to divest it’s Endowment Fund of fossil fuel extraction companies

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.

2017-11-08T20:11:34+00:00June 3rd, 2016|Advocacy, Energy & Climate Change Activities, Environment Committee, News|Comments Off on GCA asks the City to divest it’s Endowment Fund of fossil fuel extraction companies

Environment Committee Report, April 2016

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 [...]

2017-11-25T13:54:18+00:00April 28th, 2016|Environment Committee, Environment Committee Minutes|Comments Off on Environment Committee Report, April 2016

Our Recommendations on our Urban Forest (Nov 2015)

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

Pesticide Free Community

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 [...]

2015-11-22T18:24:25+00:00November 22nd, 2015|Environment Committee|0 Comments