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 Living Lightly

  EnviroCentre Edition - Spring 2016

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Catherine Mageau-Walker (SustainLowertown Coordinator), Annie Mercier (LCRC Community Developper), Mathieu Fleury and Angela Palma Herriot at a Good Food Market in Lowertown Credit: Photo courtesy of SustainLowertown

Catherine Mageau-Walker (SustainLowertown Coordinator), Annie Mercier (LCRC Community Developper), Mathieu Fleury and Angela Palma Herriot at a Good Food Market in Lowertown.
Photo courtesy of SustainLowertown
 

Hello Volunteer - Li Han

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Li Han: Giving back to society and the environment

Li Han views peace and the environment as two of the fundamental elements of life. Li first came to the Peace and Environment Resource Centre in May of 2012. She found out about PERC after searching on the internet. 

Li believes that peace and a healthy environment are necessary for a prosperous society; she feels that Canadians believe this as well and that is why her family moved to Canada. Her family is happy with their new life in Canada and now she feels it is time to do something in return. 

This is why she volunteers at PERC.

 

 

 

Li's volunteer job at PERC is related to donations and the membership database. Every month, Li gets the donation lists from the bookkeeper and Coordinator, enters the names into the database, and renews their membership. She has also assisted with resource inventory and database work for PERC partner projects. In China, Li worked for the biggest telecommunication company as a billing department manager. She got her master's degree in computer science from the China University of Petroleum.

Li is now seeking work in billing management and business analysis. She would also like to expand her social circle. Her hobbies include listening to music, going to the movies, and going swimming. 

Li thinks that PERC is a great organization, in which people are encouraged to get involved in preserving peace and the environment. 

She continues to volunteer at PERC for three reasons:

1) She feels that peace and the environment are very important and we have a duty to protect them.

2) Her volunteer job at PERC is meaningful.

3) Volunteer staff are friendly and easy to work with. 

 

Steffan Hammonds is a PERC volunteer.

 

 

 

In this issue..

Get cleaning this spring!

Catherine Mageau-Walker, Program Coordinator, Sustain Lowertown

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Every spring in Lowertown, a community organization takes the lead in bringing together residents to take part in the Tim Horton’s Cleaning the Capital, a citywide cleanup campaign that occurs in the spring and fall of every year, whereby residents come together and combine efforts to make the city clean and green.

This year the community organization in Lowertown taking the lead is SustainLowertown, a partner community in EnviroCentre’s Sustain Your Community project, which aims to empower residents to design and implement their own sustainability initiatives that result in long-lasting benefits for themselves and their neighbours around issues related to energy and water conservation, local food and transportation.

Aside from coming together to clean up the neighbourhood and care for the environment, the SustainLowertown Action Committee is currently planning the event to make it a fun one!  In addition to the usual community BBQ and nutritious and delicious food, there will also be fun activities around recycling and composting. So mark your calendar for the last weekend in April!

If you are a Lowertown resident and would like to get involved in the Cleaning the Capital event, or would like to get involved in the SustainLowertown project to impove and better meet the needs of our community around food, transportation, energy and water, please emailsustainlowertown@envirocentre.ca


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The PERC thanks the above organizations for their support.

Thank you to Sustainable Eastern Ontario, the Community Foundation of Ottawa, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation for sponsoring the Winter 2015-2016 edition of the PEN.

 

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