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Read the Deep Green preliminary research report titled Options and Approaches for “Deep Green” Development of the Oblate Lands in Old Ottawa East is now available.

For a quick, creative intro to three of SLOE’s “Deep Green” research themes, check out the Sustainable Development of Oblate Lands in Old Ottawa East Video, prepared by Carleton University students in Interactive Multimedia Design.

SLOE in a Nutshell

Since 2007, Sustainable Living Ottawa East (SLOE) has been part of a low-key but important renaissance in Old Ottawa East. SLOE helps plan, develop, network and fundraise for projects that support greater community sustainability. Many projects have been initiated and/or supported by SLOE members, including: the Main Farmers’ Market, the Ottawa East Community Garden, the Lees Community Garden, the Children’s Garden at Robert Legget Park, the Rideau River Nature Trail, the Midtown Footbridge, and the Neighbour-to-Neighbour electricity efficiency audit project. SLOE is currently working with researchers, the developer and other stakeholders to envision and plan for sustainability in the development of the Oblate lands. And behind these existing initiatives is a world of other possibilities for increased local sustainability. This is good work. There is satisfaction and joy in it. Please join us in fueling the momentum.

Old Ottawa East

Bounded by the Rideau River to the East, the canal to the West and the Queensway and Nicholas to the north, Old Ottawa East is a geographically distinct community in Ottawa.

SLOE is a committee of the Ottawa East Community Association.