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.
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.
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