John CrumpCommittee Co-Chair
Jennifer HumphriesCommittee Co-Chair

Environment Committee

The Glebe Community Association Environment Committee thinks globally and acts locally. It is dedicated to preserving, enhancing and advocating for our local environment, both built and natural. See our Mandate here (February 2015).

  • The Committee has three focus areas: Trees and Greenspace, Energy and Reducing our Carbon Footprint, and Reducing our Waste Footprint. In 2018 we are launching an initiative to reduce single-use plastics in the Glebe.

Committee Minutes/ Reports

Petition for Ottawa’s trees

A message from the GCA Environment committee: Dear Friends, I just signed the Petition for Ottawa's Trees. Before September 9, 2019 please add your name because:   In this era of climate emergency – as recently declared [...]

City of Ottawa, stop promoting plastics in the green bin

Waste Watch Ottawa, Ecology Ottawa, Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability (CAFES), Glebe Community Association Task Force on Single-Use Plastics “City of Ottawa, stop promoting plastics in the green bin!” urges coalition of Ottawa community associations [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Rideau Canal Crossing Final Open House

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 [...]

Resolution for Pesticide Free Community

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 [...]