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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 We regret that we cannot correct outdated links or information from these past editions and projects.

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Pick up the PEN at any of these Community Centres:

  • Albion-Heatherington Community Centre: 1560 Heatherington Road
  • Bellevue Community Centre: 1475 Caldwell Avenue
  • Carlington Community Centre: 1665 Apeldoorn Avenue
  • Dovercourt Community Centre: 411 Dovercourt Avenue
  • Greenboro Community Centre: 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive
  • Sandy Hill Community Centre: 250 Somerset Street East
  • Fisher Park Community Centre: 250 Holland Avenue
  • Hunt Club-Riverside Community Centre: 3320 Paul Anka Drive
  • Jim Durrel Recreation Centre: 1265 Walkley Road City of Ottawa
  • Michele Heights Community Centre: 2955 Michele Drive
  • Nepean Creative Arts Centre: 35 Stafford Road
  • Nepean Visual Arts Centre and Galleries: 1701 Woodroffe Avenue
  • Overbrook Community Centre: 33 Quill Street
  • Routhier Community Centre: 172 Guigues Street
  • St-Laurent Complex Arena: 525 Cote Street

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  • Bridgehead (Hintonberg, Westoboro, Glebe)
  • Bytowne Cinema
  • Crosstown Traffic
  • Herb & Spice
  • Mayfair
  • Metro Centre YMCA
  • Octopus Books
  • Ottawa Public Library, Main Branch (Laurier)
  • Ottawa Public Library, Rosemount
  • Ottawa Public Library, Sunnyside
  • St Paul's University
  • Rainbow Foods
  • The Well

We are looking for volunteer distributors! Once every two months, pick up the PEN for delivery and help us track the locations. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



In this issue..

Growing Food and Community in Lowertown East

Catherine Mageau-Walker, Program Coordinator, Sustain Lowertown


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The PERC site features highlights from the current edition. PDF versions of the full PEN will be available in the archives after the current edition is off the stands.



The PERC thanks the above organizations for their support.

Thank you to Envirocentre and to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for sponsoring the Spring 2016 edition of the PEN.


Viewpoints expressed should not be taken to represent the opinions of the Ottawa Peace and Environment Resource Centre, the Peace and Environment News, or our supporters. The PEN does not recommend, approve or endorse any of the advertisers, products or services printed in the PEN or referred to on the PERC website. Health-related information printed in the PEN or online is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified and licensed health care provider. The PERC and PEN are not responsible for the content on any external website links.