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Golder Associates became a Corporate Supporter of the OSFund in 2014.  
As a 100%-employee-owned company, it is committed to sustainable development.

2014 GRANTS announced, 2014 January 30
The Advisors have reviewed proposals submitted in December, 2013 and are pleased to announce the award of three grants to: the Causeway Work Centre, Matthew House Refugee Services, and the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Conservancy.  The Advisors anticipate making another announcement in due course.  For details of the grants announced today, please click here 2014 Grants.

Extreme weather in Canada, Insurance Bureau of Canada, 2014 January 20
The December 2013 ice storm in southern Ontario and eastern Canada resulted in $200 million in insured losses and pushed the year-end severe weather insured loss total to $3.2 billion, which is the highest in Canadian history...
For a review of extreme weather, click here
Human activity has warmed the Earth

In its fifth assessment, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concludes that it is extremely likely (95-100% probability) that most of the global warming since 1950 has been due to human influences. A synopsis may be found here: JGH9398,syn.pdf







We are very pale green at the moment, but the hue may be deepening.

Phil Jenkins
referring to the City of Ottawa
Ottawa Citizen, 2011 November 14


The goal of the OSF is to help change the hue to dark green!

Paul Koch, Chair, OSFund




OSFUND at 5th CCSR

The fifth annual Canada Conference on Community and Corporate Social Responsibility was held at Algonquin College on 2012 November 6.  

The OSFund was represented by Paul Koch, Mary Hegan, and John Hollins, who enjoyed a series of excellent presentations and many opportunities for networking with community groups.  


Courtesy of Rebecca Aird, City of Ottawa, the OSFund displayed a poster highlighting the history, status and plans of the Fund stemming from the 3i Summit held earlier in the year. Click here for the poster: OSF,CCSR2012.pdf

 

Quote of the Conference:
Sustainability is not a scientific issue; it is not an intellectual issue; it is not a political issue.  It is a moral issue.

Claude Ouimet
Senior Vice President, InterfaceFLOR


LEADERS IN ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION
Ecology Ottawa reports that, in collaboration with Tucker House Renewal Centre and with the support of the 


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it has successfully provided:

  1. 1)  24 teachers with resources on green energy and environmental initiatives;

  2. 2)  resources for approximately 10 classroom presentations with expert facilitators; and

  3. 3)  a re-printing of The Ecology Of Ottawa, a resource booklet for all residents of Ottawa. 

To read the two-page report, please click here: EcologyOttawaReport,Apr2012.pdf

To view a short video, please click here.





Support from the Ottawa Sustainability Fund and the Community Foundation of Ottawa has been instrumental in establishing the National Capital Environmental Network.
Kristina Inrig
Executive Director
Tucker House Renewal Centre

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