The provincial government has agreed to dole out about $200,000 to a not-for-profit organization devoted to adopting common environmental efficiency standards in downtown Ottawa.
The Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict will use the money to “launch programs and train and mentor volunteers who will work together to define a new vision for the downtown core,” according to a press release the organization issued.
The organization will receive the money over a three-year period from the Trillium Foundation, an agency of the province that hands out money for community initiatives.
The Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict has been around for roughly the past two years, during which time it has promised to meet with property owners in the city’s downtown core and research the benefits of environmentally-friendly practices.
An EcoDistrict is essentially a set of standards building owners in a given area of the city are asked to follow.