Local Cleantech Start-Up Donates to Community Outdoor Winter Recreation
BluWave-ai is sponsoring the Ottawa West Winter Trail(OWWT), a trail network that winds through greenspace managed by the National Capital Commission (NCC), to support the local community where the company is headquartered. Groomed by theKanata Nordic Ski Club, the multi-use trail welcomes all human-powered winter activities including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fat-biking, and walking. The trail is well-supported by funding from the NCC and the City of Ottawa but also looks to grassroots support, like this sponsorship from BluWave-ai, to cover the costs of operating the winter trail, including grooming equipment, mapping and signage.
Due to pandemic-related restrictions, many of the recreational activities in the City of Ottawa have been closed or curtailed, leaving fewer opportunities for supporting the physical and mental health of local citizens. The OWWT is one of six trail systems operating across the city this year, under the umbrella of the Urban Winter Trails Alliance(UWTA) of the National Capital Region. It’s a network of more than 80km right in our own backyards, offering outdoor exercise, a break from computer screens and even a pathway for commuters.
“It is so important for community trails to have support from local businesses,” comments Dave Adams, President of the UWTA and Manager of the SJAM Winter Trail.
The trail network makes Ottawa a leader amongst capital cities and community-minded companies like BluWave-ai will help keep the trails sustainable. Ottawa is already on the world stage as a technology hub and is proving its vision for healthy living as well.
“As a resident of Ottawa, I have always valued the access that citizens here have to outdoor recreational trails in winter,” says Devashish Paul, CEO and Founder of BluWave-ai. “For BluWave-ai this sponsorship is a natural extension of our mission to improve living conditions for humanity and care for our blue planet through clean energy technology, by enabling our staff and the wider community to be closer to nature inside the city limits and enjoy outdoor winter activities.”
BluWave-ai is focused on driving the proliferation of renewable energy and electric transportation worldwide. Our solutions apply artificial intelligence to optimize the cost, availability, and reliability of different energy sources, both renewable and non-renewable, in real-time. This lets our customers -- communities, corporations and utilities -- improve their energy decisions for sustainability, reliability, and affordability.