Monday 21 January 2013

Video: Solar Bike Tour

Last May I took part in the in the SLOWest solar power bike tour - both as a presenter and as participant visiting the homes on the tour. I had a blog post on the event last summer.  If you couldn't make the bike tour, SLOWest has just posted a series of videos from the stops along the tour. My presentation is posted here. Given the chilly weather outside, it's warming to see the large group of enthusiastic cyclists interested in learning more about solar power in Ottawa! 

Tuesday 15 January 2013

Green Living 2013

With this week's thaw, some thoughts turned to spring! In that spirit, I'm sharing an early heads-up of the dates for this year's Ottawa Green Living Expo. It is taking place Saturday and Sunday April 27 and 28th. If you interested in finding out more, check out this link: Ottawa Living Green Expo 2013

Monday 7 January 2013

Reusing Electronics in Ottawa

I just got this notice from my community association about a local organization that refurbishes computer equipment for reuse!

CompuCorps accepts donations of reusable electronic devices (desktops, laptops, tablets & cellphones). This Ottawa (Hintonburg) non-profit organization
refurbishes and distributes computer systems and equipment to charities,non-profit organizations and low income people in Ottawa. Tax receipts are issued for fair market value of donated equipment.  Donations can be dropped off at 1040 Somerset St W or download their pre-paid shipping form.

For more info go to or call 613-234-8988.