Ottawa organizations turn food waste into meals for those in need
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to consume 2020, local organizations are trying to manage what appears to be an increasing amount of food waste.
Hailed as a ‘huge step forward,’ $232M sewage tunnel protects Ottawa River from damaging overflows
Ottawa’s $232.3 million dollar sewage tunnel system is ready to significantly reduce the amount of sewage flowing into the Ottawa River during heavy rainfalls.
Ottawa food stores balance low-waste mission with customer safety during COVID-19
Low waste grocery stores change protocols to try to produce less waste through single use plastic while containers are banned from some stores due to COVID-19.
For the love of Ontario Parks, pick up your garbage
As more people discover a love for camping during the pandemic, Capital Current’s Samantha Pope writes let’s all remember the basics of helping preserve nature: leaving no trace.
New U.K. High Commission overlooking Ottawa River aims to reach sustainability ‘gold standard’
The new British High Commission building in Ottawa will be one of the greenest such buildings anywhere.
Air-quality project discovers no ‘hot spots’ in Ottawa – so far
The Breathe Easy campaign from Ecology Ottawa is a community-level project allowing volunteers to test and track the air quality in Ottawa.
Ottawa’s ambitious energy plan faces potential hurdles, limits to municipal reach
Ottawa’s “Energy Evolution” plan outlines ambitious targets for emission reductions, calling for a 100 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the city by 2050. However, the plan also notes the potential for significant hurdles in meeting that target on time.
Ottawa organizations keeping hard-to-recycle items out of landfills
Local organization Earthub is helping Ottawans find new homes for hard-to-recycle items that would otherwise end up in the trash.
Paper bags just as environmentally damaging as plastic bags, experts say
With Canada getting ready to ban plastic bags by the end of 2021, experts are warning its most popular alternative has environmentally damaging consequences of its own.
The way we roll: E-scooter pilot project ready to wrap – for now
How the e-scooter pilot project has been received so far in Ottawa