EcoDistrict Updates

CBC Ottawa – Cycle In Report Interview

The news of our Cycle In report was shared by CBC Ottawa with an interview at the intersection of Beechwood and MacKay – one of the “pinch points” identified by volunteer riders. The report also includes best cycling stretches to get downtown and how we can connect s
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Group shot of Cycle In volunteers outside Ottawa City Hall

Cycle In Report – Fall 2015

Cycle In to City Hall The first Cycle In report from the Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict (OCED) is a citizen’s review of local cycling infrastructure. It is a follow up to a ride held on September 14th when 60 volunteers followed 20 routes to downtown from 12 wards, all arriving at City Hal
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Sustainable Showcase: Canada Council for the Arts

Canada Council Achieves Gold The Ottawa Based office of Canada Council for the Arts is located in Performance Court at 150 Elgin Street. The 360,000 square foot LEED Gold, Class A Certified office tower is located in the core of Ottawa’s business district (the EcoDistrict). The
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Target-based sustainability program for businesses

New  sustainability program now available! Ottawa businesses can now participate in a target-based sustainability program that measures, tracks, and celebrates progress. Carbon 613, a new program started in September by EnviroCentre, a local environmental non-profit, is already gainin
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Local Beer Friendly @ Zibi

Last week was a special day on Albert Island, part of Zibi. The EcoDistrict hosted our third Local Beer Friendly event to showcase local sustainable brewing. We highlighted cycling connections and our Cycle In campaign. The event was part of Support Local with Apt. 613. Who was there?
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Sustainable Showcase: CIMA+

CIMA+ goes ELECTRIC Leading by example, CIMA+  recently launched an EV support project for employees and clients at its Gatineau office location and proceeded to install four charging stations for electric vehicles (EV). The station project was completed and launched this summer and w
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Cycling Culture

Can Bikes and Pedestrians Co-exist ? Many discussions about cycling infrastructure and safety revolve around the question can pedestrians and bikes mix in common spaces like pathways and pedestrian streets? In Ottawa and the region we have multi-use pathways or (MUPs) that collectivel
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EcoDistrict Supports Complete Streets Implementation Framework

On October 7, 2015 the City of Ottawa’s Transportation Committee will discuss approval of the Complete Streets Implementation Framework. We support approval and have sent a letter to the Committee outlining the many reasons why the Framework and the use of Complete Streets in Ottawa w
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Ottawa Green Energy Doors Open – Oct 3

This weekend marked Green Energy Doors Open (GEDO), an event across North America where the public is invited to tour green energy generation sites and buildings that have sustainable energy features incorporated into their design. In Ottawa, the main event was a green energy showcase
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