Ottawa Green Guide
If you'll pardon the pun - it's only natural that people in Ottawa are very interested and concerned about the health of our environment. Our community is active in making sure our greenspace is preserved and that our water and air are clean. Here's a collection of links to local businesses and organizations who are working towards a better city and a better planet.
- Christmas Craft Shows
A list of upcoming Christmas craft shows and bazaars in the Ottawa area. Good luck with your gift shopping!
- Christmas Light Displays
A big list of dozens of Chirstmas light displays in and around Ottawa, including Parliament Hill, Upper Canada Village, and Taffy Lane in Orleans.
- Christmas Tree Farms
A list of Christmas Tree Farms in the Ottawa area, as well as places where you can pick up a Christmas tree in and around the city.
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- Green Living Ottawa
Practicing urban environmentalism in the Nation's Capital.
- The Mindful Merchant
Shop, eat, live...mindfully. Feature, reviews and tips about healthy living and environmentally friendly products.
- Agrotourism Ottawa
There are over 200 agritourism businesses in our area. This blog features reviews and event listings.
- Car Free With Kids
- Eco Mama
- Experiments in Efficiency
- Green Living Ottawa
- The No Plastic Project
- OttawaStart Blog: Environment
- Permaculture Ottawa
- Transition to Resilience
- Virtual Nonsense
Environmental Organizations & Web Sites
- Sept 17, 2011: Ottawa EcoFair
A huge directory of green businesses and services in Ottawa-Gatineau
- Ontario Environmental Directory
Listing environment groups, organizations and agencies across the province.
- City of Ottawa: Water and Environment
Information about various 'green' programs run by the City of Ottawa.
- Ecology Ottawa
A volunteer non-profit group working to make Ottawa the green capital of Canada
A non-profit organization that works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by delivering energy-efficiency goods and services.
- Gatineau Park Protection Committee
A standing committee of the New Woodlands Preservation League, it insists that the public interest prevail over all other factors in park management, and that its history be presented fairly and truthfully.
- The Greenbelt
Over 200 square kilometres of protected greenspace that surrounds urban Ottawa.
- Green Drinks Ottawa
An informal group meeting every second Thursday of the month.
- Living Lightly
A project spearheaded by David Chernushenko. Encourages participants to share their vision of a better way of living with each other and with the world at large
- 1000 Solar Rooftops
A collaboration of citizens, businesses, and non-profits in Ottawa, formed to educate and encourage residents to install solar photovoltaic or thermal systems on their homes and businesses.
- Ottawa Buy Local Food Guide
Listings stores, markets and other locations where you can find locally produced food.
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- PERC - Peace and Environment Resources Centre
This group provides public education about peace, environment and social justice issues, and publishes the Peace and Environment News.
- Sustainable Ottawa
A community energy co-op working to make sustainable technologies, products and services more accessible and economically viable.
- Sustainable North Grenville
Created to raise awareness about sustainability issues in North Grenville, and to share information with those who would like to see the community become more sustainable.
- Transition Ottawa
Helping to face the challenges of peak oil /climate change by encouraging practical solutions on a local scale.
- Young Environmental Professionals - National Capital Region
A network of environmental and sustainability professionals and engaged citizens.
Shops & Services
- Arbour Environmental Shoppe
A non-profit small scale textile manufacturing enterprise creating work for immigrant women, the unemployed and part-time workers. Items created using recycled materials.
- Eco TAV (napkins & bags)
- Eko Bear (eco-friendly toys)
- Green Pedal e-scooters
- Green Tree Eco Fashion
- The Healthiest Home
- vrtucar - car sharing
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