Ecology Home Page

At the January 2015 Annual General Meeting of the Beaconhill Community Association, a decision was made to create an Environmental Committee. On this page you will find environmental posts related to the City of Ottawa and to Beaconhill particularly. We are looking for people to provide some support for this Committee. Please email eco@bhca.ca or call Richard Fransham at 613-747-5689 if you would like to find out more about how you might contribute.

  • The BHCA and the Tree Ottawa Campaign (5/5/2015) - Quick Links: Tree Ottawa, Trees in Trust   Because of the many benefits of trees, the Beacon Hill Community Association is supporting the Tree Ottawa Campaign. This campaign also provides a great opportunity for parents and schools to teach young people about community pride, trees and their care, and other skills related to map reading and using computers as…
  • Clean Up the Capital (3/5/2015) - Sign up to help! When: Saturday, May 9th, 2015 Where: Ski Hill Park (Laverendrye Dr. behind the shopping centre) 9am-1pm : RAIN or SHINE so dress for all weather conditions. Participation includes opportunity to: Make Neighbourhood shine Collect Litter Help clean up graffiti Dispose Household Batteries Safely Get credit for volunteer hours Build Community connections…
  • Fossil Fuel Divestment Roundtable (2/11/2015) - The Carleton Working Group on Climate Change invites you to attend Perspectives on Fossil Fuel Divestment: a roundtable Can we have an impact on climate change by divesting from oil companies? Our speakers will explore this question from a range of perspectives and then open the floor to discussion. Speakers Bilan Arte (Deputy Chair, Canadian Federation…
  • A Time To Tell (2/3/2015) - The Ottawa City Council is currently making decisions about it 2015 budget. People concerned about the environment are urging the council to provide the necessary funds to fully implement the City’s 2014 Air quality and climate change management plan. Part of the plan titled Taking Action provides the list of items the Council has said it will act on with…
  • Public Talk (1/30/2015) -   PUBLIC TALK Climate disruption & wild weather: Global to Glebe Tuesday, February 10, 7:30 pm Ecclesiax, 2 Monk St Presented by Paul Beckwith, Department of Geography, Ottawa University Ph.D. Topic: Abrupt Climate Change Topic Summary:  Our “climate system” is destabilizing, causing extreme weather events more often, with greater intensity and longer durations. Extremely rapid…
  • Final Tree Ottawa Workshop (1/29/2015) - The first two Tree Ottawa workshops have been well received. The third one is in the east end. Details are below. If anyone reading this is able to attend, would you please make it known with an email to eco@bhca.ca? I went to the the workshop in Kanata this week and found it very good.…
  • The Globe and Mail – Environment and Politics (1/29/2015) - The Globe and Mail recently published an article titled “Non-partisan environmental groups target suburban Canadian voters” which gives an idea of how environmental groups plan to work at the local level to affect election outcomes. Ottawa environmental groups are featured in the article. Copy and paste this URL into your browser bar if the above…
  • Learn about the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op (1/26/2015) - Renewable Energy Opportunity in Ottawa Community ownership of Renewable Energy Generation has many advantages. Generation is local, close to the consumers, which means transmission losses from faraway generation plants are minimised. Community ownership also fosters a sense of being a part of the solution to climate change, which is quickly approaching a critical tipping point,…
  • Tree Ottawa Workshops (1/22/2015) - Message from Derek Stack: Greetings! I am writing on behalf of Tree Ottawa to invite you and any interested friends and/or family to our upcoming community workshops.  If you could please forward this invite to your contact lists I would be most grateful.   A bit about the workshops The initial series will consist of 3…
  • Ecology Home Page (1/22/2015) - At the January 2015 Annual General Meeting of the Beaconhill Community Association, a decision was made to create an Environmental Committee. On this page you will find environmental posts related to the City of Ottawa and to Beaconhill particularly. We are looking for people to provide some support for this Committee. Please email eco@bhca.ca or call…