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Organic Container Gardening Workshop a Great Success!





 Look for a write-up on this special event in the next PEN!


The Peace and Environment Resource Centre is hosting a volunteer appreciation event, PERCshop, and special announcement to celebrate PERC and PEN projects over the past three years.  Distinguished guests will be on hand to formally congratulate the organization on receiving a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) in support of the PERC website, E-PEN, and E-Resource Library projects.
Rob Danforth of Canadian Organic Growers, will facilitate a workshop on container gardening using organic herbs and vegetables. Rob is an experienced gardener and workshop instructor with a wealth of knowledge on organic gardening and growing food in small spaces. Participants will leave with the beginnings of their very own organic container garden and the knowledge of what to do next. More about our workshop facilitator.
The event will take place on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., in the basement of St Giles Presbyterian Church, 174 First Avenue, Ottawa.  (please use wheelchair accessible entrance off First Ave) Buses # 1 and 7 go past St Giles. Street parking only. 
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The PERC thanks the Community Foundation of Ottawa

and the Ottawa Sustainability Fund for their support

of our Practical Environmentalism: Energy Conservation for Low-Income Populations project

Offered in partnership with EnviroCentre


In this issue..

Energy East -- Approach with Caution

Energy East--Approach with Caution


by Adrian Larose


Pembroke, Renfrew, Morrisburg, Hawkesbury, Alexandria, Laval, Montreal and Quebec City. So many rivers: the Rideau, Ottawa, Madawaska, Red, Assiniboine, Mississippi, St. Lawrence. Plus 11 provincial parks in Ontario alone.

And right near Ottawa, in some of our neighbour's backyards, Kemptville and Stittsville are also on the list.

If TransCanada's Energy East pipeline project gets the green light from the federal government later this year, all of the above environments will have something new in common: Each would be host to a bitumen-filled tar sands pipeline and all the environmental risks such a project entails.

In the Ottawa area, the physical pipeline already sits near Kemptville and Stittsville, where it crosses the Rideau River. However, that 50-some-year-old pipe currently transports natural gas.

TransCanada wishes to convert the existing pipeline so that it would transport heavy bitumen. As local environmental group Ecology Ottawa notes in a recent release, "a pipeline rupture would severely impact well water in the area, as well as the local environment and economy."

About 40 people attended an Ecology Ottawa town hall discussion on the topic, held late July in Stittsville. 


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