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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]