Ottawa River Institute Brochure

Our Ottawa River Institute's informational brochure  includes a fantastic map of the Ottawa River Watershed, adapted and re-designed by ORI member Ben Bateson and art by ORI member, John Bateson.

Click here to download your copy. 

Renfrew County Conifer Tree  Identification Key 

To celebrate International Day of Biodiversity (May 22) and 2011 International Year of Forests, ORI board member John Kasaboski has created a Renfrew County Tree Conifer Identification Key. Please download the documents below and have some fun finding and identifying our local conifer trees!

Click here for the Conifer Key.

Click here for a guide on How to Use the Conifer Key.

Ottawa River Institute's Energy Upgrades Resource List

The Ottawa River Institute's Energy Upgrades Resource List is a list of Renfrew County building contractors and carpenters who perform work in the areas of energy efficient home building and renovations, and home energy upgrades. Also listed is contact information for some Renfrew County Home Energy Auditors. 

To download your copy of the Energy Upgrades Resource List, click here.

Ottawa River Institute Annual Update for 2016

ORI Sustainable Living Book Collection

Thanks to donations from ORI members and non-members alike, ORI has a collection of sustainable living books at the Bonnechere Union Public Library in Eganville. Members of the Bonnechere Union Public Library can sign out the books directly from the library, and others can order them through the inter-library loan program offered through their local library.

If anyone has books that they would like to donate to this collection, they can be delivered to the Bonnechere Union Public Library .

The books currently available in this collection are listed below.

Power down: options and actions for a post-carbon world / Richard Heinberg

The passive solar house: using solar design to heat and cool your home / James Kachadorian

Bootstrap market gardening / Scott & Suzie Kelland

Gaining ground: making a successful transition to organic farming / various authors

The renewable energy handbook / William Kemp (3 copies of this book)

The weather makers: how we are changing the climate and what it means for life on earth / Tim Flannery

Ecoholic: your guide to the most environmentally friendly information, products and services in Canada / Adria Vasil

Wind Turbine Syndrome: A Report on a Natural Experiment / Nina Pierpont

Planning for Seven Generations: Guideposts for a Sustainable Future / Mike Nickerson

The Carbon Buster's Home Energy Handbook / Godo Stoyke

The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight/ Thom Hartmann

Building with Awareness: The Construction of a Hybrid Home DVD and Guidebook/ by Ted Owens

The Good House Book/ Clarke Snell

Simply in Season/ Mary Beth Lind

End of Food/ Paul Roberts

Simply in Season: Recipes that Celebrate Fresh Local Foods in the Spirit of More-with-Less/ Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert