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Results of All Members' Meeting & Official Website Launch

The PERC is pleased to announce the official launch of the new PERC website!

The PERC website was officially launched on the evening of Tuesday, December 7th. The website redesign is part of a three-year grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and will provide PERC with an enhanced online presence to promote community awareness of environmental issues. The new site features multimedia content based on the Peace and Environment News, as well as an E-newsletter with PEN highlights and links to additional resources.  It will also serve as a portal to information on environmental and social justice issues through partnerships with local groups and ongoing development of an online resource library.
If you wish to be part of the new website team, contributing electronic journalism (videos, photos, audio), site maintenance, or publicity, please contact our Interactive Web Coordinator at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
The launch event was followed by a brief all-members' meeting to discuss and vote on amendments to By-Law Article V, # 5.1.2 and 5.3. The results of the vote have changed Board meetings to a minimum quarterly basis; it should be noted that Board duties have also been modified to include participation on committees.

The PERC would like to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their generous support.



PERC Annual General Meeting



PERC Annual General Meeting and Call for Board Members

     Tues August 19, 2014, 7 pm

Top floor, 174 First Avenue, Ottawa (behind the Royal Bank at Bank and First).


All PERC members, core volunteers and prospective members are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
The Peace and Environment Resource Centre is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to fill various positions on its board of directors. Being a member of the board is challenging. It requires leadership, decision-making, integrity, and commitment to ecological and social justice, but it is also a very rewarding experience supporting one of Ottawa's longest-standing peace and environment organizations.
For more information on board responsibilities and opportunities, call us at (613) 230-4590 or email



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In this issue..

Biodome Garden Promotes Food Sustainability

Ottawa's first Biodome Garden will extend the growing season and showcase sustainable approaches to food security, according to members of the Brewer Park Community Garden in Old Ottawa South. They're putting the finishing touches on a geodesic dome that will house garden beds, an aquaponics system and a community learning space.

"The goal is to be able to have four seasons of gardening in there," says Johanne Ranger, Biodome liaison on the Brewer Park Community Garden executive.
The dome will also serve as a demonstration garden to test and share knowledge about growing healthy, local food more sustainably. "It's to teach, learn, inspire and collaborate," says Guy Soulire, Biodome Garden project co-lead.
The striking design of the 13-foot-high, 26-foot-diameter geodesic structure serves several purposes. The rounded shape, formed by 75 plywood triangles surrounding transparent polycarbonate panels, is strong. 
"We're estimating that we're using about 40 per cent less materials than would normally be in a structure of this type," says Michael Oster, Biodome Garden project lead. 

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