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Suggested Links:
Ecology Ottawa has an excellent calendar of local eco-events.
Green Ottawa has an events list as well as a directory of green groups, jobs, and more.

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Please note: PEN archives and other online PERC projects prior to 2010 are provided as a courtesy but are not updated. We regret that we cannot correct outdated links or information from these past editions and projects.

Upcoming Topics


The current edition of the PEN is on the topic of environmental initiatives of faith communities in Ottawa -- this is our first edition of our new quarterly printing schedule, and will be current until the end of November 2015. 

Our next edition, December 2015 - February 2016, is sponsored by Sustainable Eastern Ontario (SEO), with a topic to be determined!


As always, we welcome article submissions on the theme or other topics relating to our mandate of peace, social justice, and the environment. We also have very competitve rates for This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . If you would like to submit an article or ad, please contact the PEN editor Margaret Jensen at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or view the submission guidelines. 


Are you interested in photography, videography, blogging, Twitter, or other multimedia or social media applications? We are seeking Roving Reporters for electronic journalism and/or multimedia submissions for our website. Do you like to attend talks, rallies, eco-fairs, workshops, or other community events? We welcome video clips, audio interviews, photos, and reports on what's happening in your area.


Keep the feedback forms and member/public input on the PEN coming! We read and appreciate all your opinions. 

In this issue..

Sacred Water Circle Launches Community Action Plan
Sacred Water Circle is one of many organizations advocating for the benefit of water. However, the initiative's distinctive approach is spiritually based with a focus on revaluing indigenous environmental knowledge.

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