Community Outreach, Engagement, & Education

Looking to connect with networks in order to share your events or get in touch with resources?

Explore the links below to gain access to networks, calendars, outlets, and organizations you can use to learn about environmental events happening, share your work, and to connect with a variety of green tools to engage and educate your community!

Heart Land: Ecological Grief Retreats & Workshops

Navigate ideas surrounding ecological grief, self-care, and earth care through educational workshops and reflective retreats.

Heart Land is a part of a global network of facilitators of “The Work That Reconnects”, led and refined over the past 50 years by Joanna Macy. Their body of teachings and group work help participants transform despair and apathy in the face of social and ecological crises into action for social healing and collective thriving. Connect with them to get involved with their work or to book a session!

Green Churches Network: Tools & Resources

“The Green Churches Network equips faith communities to opt for better ecological practices while educating members to live in a way that stewards creation.”

Explore the tools and resources they offer that cover a variety of themes from spirituality to education and action.

Join their network! Check out these activities and posters you can use in your community!

Start your greening journey with their FREE workshop on Greening Your Church, offering ten ways to become more sustainable!

CAFES Ottawa: Community Environment & Climate Calendar

CAFES Ottawa has initiated a Community Environment and Climate Calendar where individuals and organizations can share their eco events and also get informed about events happening in Ottawa. It is a great resource to keep updated and stay in the know about all the environmental action happening in the city! Contribute today!

EnviroCentre: My Green Lifestyle

EnviroCentre offers online educational courses to equip you with the tools to take on climate action and to become more environmentally friendly. Examples of courses offered are:

  • Intro to a Greener Lifestyle
  • Drive Green: Learn about electric vehicles
  • Your Green Home: Course that covers everything from energy to gardening

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority: Resources

Check out the various free resources RVCA offers as easy files to download. Their resources cover a variety of issues, from stormwater management to septic systems.

Here are a few resources of interest:

Ottawa Riverkeeper: Publications

Check out the various resources and publications that Ottawa Riverkeeper offers. Learn more about the state of the Ottawa River and about how you can help to keep it safe and healthy. Publications cover a variety of topics from invasive species monitoring to shoreline cleanups.