CAFES Tree Co-Animators are Jennifer Humphries and Daniel Buckles. You can reach them at email@example.com. We advocate for City of Ottawa policies and practices that support a biodiverse and healthy urban tree canopy.
There are many community environmental action areas -- from trees to be protected, to shore-line clean ups, rising awareness of up-river nuclear waste disposal plans, to climate actions. CAFES seeks to share knowledge, lend support to each other when it’s needed, and jointly advocate to the City. Our successes in the past have included protecting more trees by strengthening the Tree Protection By-law to recognize significant trees at 30cm diameter and getting the City to report on our climate emissions annually -- you can only manage what you measure!
Climate is a very important theme for many members of CAFES and the City of Ottawa declared a climate emergency in 2019. Point people on climate are Angela Keller-Herzog, Lauren Touchant, Eugenie Waters, Mary Hegan and Joan Freeman; you can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org . We also periodically convene meetings of the CAFES climate caucus.
CAFES has been contributing to the new Official Plan process as a part of POP, an alliance of well-established civil society organizations in Ottawa. CAFES, along with POP, will continue to actively participate in the consultation processes for the following Master Plans and Zoning Bylaw. The CAFES point person for sustainable and urban development is Joan Freeman. You can reach her at email@example.com.