Just Food’s mission is to work towards a vibrant, just and sustainable food system in the Ottawa region. They have a number of projects including the Start Up Farm Project, the Community Garden Network and Savour Ottawa. Visit their website for more information. www.justfood.ca
Fossil Free uOttawa is a campaign which is working to get the University of Ottawa to divest from fossil fuel companies. Visit their website for more information and sign the petition! www.fossilfreeuo.org
The mission of the SFUO Food Bank is to make sure that students and other members of the uOttawa community have access to food at all times during their time on campus. They are located in the basement of the University Centre, room 0015.Visit their website for more information. www.sfuo.ca/foodbank
The Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) – Ottawa’s mission is to bring together and build upon a broad-based community dedicated to social, economic and environmental justice. OPIRG – is concerned with the contribution that students, the university and the community can make towards social change. The Sustainable Development Centre partners closely with OPIRG and with many of its action groups. See the OPIRG-Ottawa website for more information.
The people’s republic of delicious (PRD) is a food collective staffed by student volunteers at the University of Ottawa that seeks to offer a healthy, environmentally responsible and affordable food alternative on campus and at like-minded events around the city. All of PRD’s meals are vegan, and the association functions on a pay-what- you-can basis, enabling our service to be as inclusive as possible to the entire community. The people’s republic of Delicious seeks to create a positive environment and sense of community at the University of Ottawa by involving student volunteers in the cooking, serving and cleaning processes, sharing valuable culinary skills and promoting healthy eating. Visit their Facebook page to get involved.
Historically there has been some confusion between the SFUO’s Sustainable Development Centre and University of Ottawa’s Office of Campus Sustainability. Although we work together quite closely on many projects, we are administratively separate and have different fields of activity. The office of campus sustainability deals essentially with physical resources on campus. If you would like to get involved with the University’s Sustainability Office, contact Jonathan Rausseo, University of Ottawa Sustainable Development
Telephone: 613-562-5800 ext 2530
The SFUO Bike Co-op is a creative space and community hub for all bicycle enthusiasts that shares its origin with the Sustainable Development Centre. Its goal is to foster healthy lifestyles, a sense of community and environmental sustainability while striving to provide an atmosphere that encourages cycling and sustainability. The Bike Co-op advocates for participation, action and empowerment through direct action, self education, and guided workshops; as well as offering accessible biking resources to make bicycle knowledge – repairs, safety practices, and political action– available to the University of Ottawa and the community. Visit the Bike Coop today.