Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability

Here are the projects we're currently working on!

Community Climate & Environment Calendar

There are many environment and climate related events happening across Ottawa –  it can be hard to keep up with all the events and actions. This calendar makes sharing events easy! CAFES is now hosting this calendar on our website under the "Events" menu label. Initiated by Veronika Kratz and the Carleton Climate Commons, we are […]

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CAFES Climate Action Survey

On December 20th, 2022, we launched a Climate Action Survey to learn about what Ottawa residents know and think about individual and collective climate actions. We developed this pilot survey with the help of a Carleton practicum student. As of February 3rd, 2023 we have received 179 responses, with the following highlights: The survey is […]

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Ottawa Green Bin Group of 7

CAFES is proud to be part of a collective led by Gentle Ways for our Planet striving to boost the adoption of green bins and green bin use in multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs). Are you living in an apartment building? Are you up for an initiative where you reach out to people in your building […]

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This autumn, CAFES Ottawa partnered with a sociology/anthropology class from Carleton University, in order to carry out the 2022 CAFES Ottawa Carleton University Community Outreach Project.  The Carleton University sociology/anthropology undergraduate class SOCI 2180: Foundations in Community Engagement is being led by a professor named Deborah Conners. Professor Conners has been guiding the students and […]

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Neighbourhood Tree Canopy Regeneration Initiative

Join the Neighbourhood Canopy Regeneration Initiative! Come check out how we're working with communities to help restore Ottawa's tree canopy!

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2021 15-Minute Neighbourhood Community Engagement Project

Students from a Carleton University Foundations of Community Engagement course worked with seven community associations on a 15-Minute Neighbourhood Community Engagement Project during the fall 2021 semester.

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