Leading the Way for Green Living

Leading the Way for Green Living

Sustainability is a supporting pillar of CCOC’s vision and mission. We believe in the importance of being green, both as an organization and in the day-to-day lives of tenants and staff. CCOC has long been a champion of green living – in fact, we were the first multi-residential landlord in Ottawa to offer recycling to tenants back in the 1990s.

A couple decades later, we’re proud to champion initiatives like our Green Commitment and Hazardous Waste Diversion programs. We know living sustainably means focusing on human behaviour, not just building design. That’s why we’re excited to be working with three students from the TD Environmental Leaders Program to bring three new educational campaigns to CCOC this winter.

Danyka, Yerke, and Joshua

Danyka, Yerke, and Joshua – three University of Ottawa students partnering with CCOC

All three student leaders have a keen interest in environmental sustainability and community engagement. They bring a diversity of educational backgrounds and interests to their work with CCOC, studying in programs ranging from Biomedical Sciences to Human Rights.

Eating Green

Do you love cooking? We do too! We’re looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert recipes that are vegetarian or vegan. We’d love it if you add a photo of you and your recipe or a story about it.

Send your recipes, photos and stories to natalia.snajdr@ccochousing.org or drop them off to the CCOC office by March 4, 2016.

Taste test these delicious and green recipes!
110 Nelson lobby
Wednesday, March 16th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Conserving Water

Interested in reducing your water consumption at home? This is your chance to learn more while spending quality time with neighbours watching and discussing environmental videos. Snacks will be provided, and all participants will receive a helpful tool to help them conserve water.

Join us for this interactive workshop!
464 Metcalfe meeting room
Friday, March 11, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Reducing Phantom Power

What’s phantom power? Some electronics and appliances use power even when turned off or on standby. This interactive presentation will show you how to reduce phantom power consumption in your home, and prevent it from driving up your electricity bills.

Stop by to learn more!
20 Robinson laundry room
Saturday, March 12, 2016 between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm

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