The Enviro Crew of Old Ottawa South has a new monthly newsletter to keep residents of OOS up-to-date on their activities and also green issues. Check out October’s edition.Tuesday, 20 October 2020 12:58Tags: environment
The Old Ottawa South Community Association recently received an important grant from Red Cross Canada's COVID-19 Emergency Support for Community Organizations Granting Program for Non-Profits, made possible through funding from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund led by Employment and Social Development Canada. This grant was awarded to OSCA for the effort made by staff to pivot from in-person programming to free or Pay-What-You-Can based virtual programming for the Spring and Summer sessions. The grant - worth a total of $44,942.88 - is a crucial part of the survival of OSCA, as it allows the association to cover some of the considerable fixed expenses associated with running these programs at no cost to the community, while having to operate on a severely reduced and unsustainable revenue stream. OSCA is extremely grateful to the Red Cross and the Government of Canada for awarding this generous and vital grant. On behalf of OSCA, President Richard Slowikowski wrote a thank-you letter, printed in full below.Friday, 16 October 2020 09:18Tags: osca
OSCA’s AGM will take place virtually by Zoom on Tuesday 20 October 2020 at 7:30pm. Throughout the meeting, OSCA requires quorum, so we ask that members that have registered for the AGM show up and stay for at least the duration of the business portion of the meeting. If you haven't registered yet, there is still time to do so! Alternatively, if you cannot attend the meeting via Zoom, we ask that you please complete and submit a proxy form by October 18th to allow OSCA to reach and maintain quorum. Full details below.Thursday, 15 October 2020 08:37
Some Alternatives We love our trees. All summer they absorb sunlight, carbon dioxide, and nutrients from the soil and turn them into new green leaves that shade us on hot days, keep moisture in the air and soil, and harbour a huge number of living organisms. As the days get shorter and cooler, all those leaves will soon become a liability. They can no longer photosynthesize as the temperature drops, but they still lose water, especially when it’s windy. No problem. Deciduous trees in our part of the world have adapted to winter by sending some of the nutrients from their leaves back down into the roots for storage. That’s why they turn colour, by the way – chlorophyll components break down, revealing the previously masked oranges, yellows, and reds of other chemicals.Sunday, 11 October 2020 09:00
Get your home ready for winter! Join the Enviro Crew of Old Ottawa South on Zoom for the second discussion in our fall speaker series. Scott Meyer, Energy Programs Manager with EnviroCentre will discuss the top 10 energy saving measures for older homes, some DIY energy upgrades, and the many benefits of home energy audits. There will be time for your questions and discussion. A Zoom link is available on the EnviroCrew Facebook page.
Urban councillors Shawn Menard, Mathieu Fleury, Catherine McKenney, Jeff Leiper, and Rawlson King will be hosting this annual budget consultation, with a focus this year on affordable housing. This virtual event will include a presentation of the 2021 draft municipal budget by City staff, a panel discussion featuring experts in affordable housing, and the opportunity to gather with other residents to share your ideas on how the municipal budget can make safe, affordable housing a priority in 2021 and beyond. Register in advance.