I was privileged to join almost 40 volunteers from the Ottawa Community Housing (OCH) Board of directors and committee members this past Thursday planting 20 trees in one OCH’s Debra Dyne’s community. These 20 trees will create a legacy for the residents of the community. And are an important part of the Corporation’s work in Energy and Conservation. OCH’s “Eco Plan” is driven by a desire to make the world a better place with a need to have greener, more sustainable communities.
OCH Staff will work with partners EnviroCentre to lay down roots in five communities. I am excited to learn more about those projects once the final tree planting occurs in the Fall.
Aside from planting trees, OCH has other exciting “green” initiatives to share. The Corporation recently purchased two new, fully electric vehicles to be used by the maintenance team that turns over homes for new tenants.
Since 2010, solar arrays have been installed in 37 OCH communities. They generate more than 500,000 kWh of power – the equivalent of more than 43 million smartphones charged.
For more information about OCH visit their web site here.