Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability
Addressing Climate Misinformation

Addressing Climate Misinformation CAFES Climate Misinformation Volunteer Team CAFES Ottawa wants to equip and empower you to address climate misinformation in your everyday life during conversations with family, friends and co-workers. And then we would like you to consider speaking up in public dialogue and in municipal policy-making spaces.  Climate change poses a dire, existential […]

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CAFES & Carleton University's Reducing Bird-Window Collisions Project

During autumn 2023, CAFES Ottawa partnered with a 2nd year sociology/anthropology class from Carleton University, four local community associations and Safe Wings Ottawa to carry out the 3rd annual CAFES & Carleton University Community Engagement Project. This year's project was inspired by the research being conducted by Carleton University's professor and ornithologist, Rachel Buxton. Bird-window […]

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Climate Resiliency Community Dialogues - Final Report

CAFES is excited to share our final report on the Climate Resiliency Community Dialogues. The first document below is the main final report, the second document is the annexes.

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Mother's Day Backyard Tree Planting Project

In May 2023, with support from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, CAFES partnered with Forêt Capitale Forest, Forest Ontario, and the office of M.P. Yasir Naqvi to pilot a Mother’s Day Tree Give-Away planting project to promote backyard tree planting, with the purpose of boosting the City of Ottawa's urban tree canopy. Ottawa […]

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Climate Resiliency Community Dialogues

As we continue to feel the impacts of climate change in the coming decades, it is critical that we prepare our communities. The City of Ottawa is currently developing a Climate Resiliency Strategy to identify Ottawa’s largest vulnerabilities and create an action plan to mitigate these in the face of climate change. The City’s Climate […]

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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. We received 337 responses, with the following highlights: You can find a presentation of the survey findings […]

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CAFES & Carleton University 2022 Community Engagement Project

During autumn 2022, CAFES Ottawa partnered with a sociology/anthropology class from Carleton University, to carry out the 2022 CAFES & Carleton University Community Engagement Project.  The Carleton University undergraduate sociology/anthropology class SOCI 2180: Foundations in Community Engagement is led by professor Deborah Conners. A portion of the foundations course involves students breaking up in to […]

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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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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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