Storm the Riding and Get Out The Vote

The 2015 federal election is a critical opportunity to take a giant leap forward on environmental issues affecting Ottawa. Federal decisions impact everything from the health of our watersheds, to ...


EcoGala 2015 Tickets Available

Tickets are now on sale for our November 26 annual dinner featuring keynote speaker Kevin Page, the former parliamentary budget officer. Buy your tickets here. Share the link More info soon.


Be there October 7, 2015! – COMPLETE STREETS

The Complete Streets Implementation Framework comes before the Transportation Committee on October 7, 2015.  Ottawa needs streets that provide safe and comfortable access for people of all ages, abilities and ...


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Ottawa Area All Candidates Debates!

The federal elections are just under four weeks away. We know that the ...

New Poll Shows Conservatives Under Threat in Four Ottawa Ridings

For Immediate Release: Wednesday September 23 (Ottawa, ON) A new poll by Environics ...
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[VIDEO] Vancouver’s Green Revolution Comes to Ottawa

On Wednesday, September 16 an overflow crowd filled Jean Pigott Place at ...

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Canadian Climate Forum Symposium Food Security in a Changing Climate

November 12, 13 – Ottawa (Westin Hotel) The Canadian Climate Forum is offering attendees who register through Ecology Ottawa a discounted rate. Contact Charles at for more information. Symposium Details A one and a half day gathering to raise awareness, share knowledge and drive action to address food security in the face of a […]

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Strong Hands Needed for Depave Paradise Project

Our Depave Paradise Project at St. Anthony Catholic School has wrapped up this month, after native plants were planted into the newly added flower beds. We could use the help of a few volunteers to add the final piece to the puzzle at our Depave site. We are looking for a few strong sets of hands […]

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Complete Streets Campaign Update

  Sherbourne Road Audit On Monday, September 14th over 55 people either walked or cycled along Sherbourne Road marking down their observations and suggestions for improvement as part of the Sherbourne road cycling and walkability audit. The Ottawa community has many people of all ages and abilities who care! To see pictures from the audit […]

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Depave Paradise in Pictures

St. Anthony Catholic School has a typical urban schoolyard. It is mostly crumbling pavement with a grove of mature trees in the middle, providing shade for the school’s 128 students. In the mid-1990s, the school actually won an “Ugliest Schoolyard” contest, which gave them prize money with which to plant a few trees. Some pavement […]

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A Participant’s-Eye-View of the Vancouver’s Green Revolution comes to Ottawa Event

The evening, held at Ottawa City Hall, started off with snacks, drinks and several tables with information about different events and organizations within the Ottawa Region.  The packed room felt more like a convivial wine and cheese than an environmental conference.  While there were quite a few grey heads in the audience, there was a […]

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We’re hiring: Clean Energy Organizer position

Job description Ecology Ottawa Clean Energy Organizer Full time starting October 20, 2015 Ecology Ottawa is looking for a Clean Energy Organizer to join a dynamic team. The Clean Energy Organizer will organize to stop the proposed Energy East tar sands pipeline and promote action on climate change, while strengthening Ecology Ottawa’s volunteer and supporter […]

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Saturday, October 3, 2015 – Green Energy Doors Open

Green Energy Doors Open, is a province-wide showcase of individual, community, and commercial sustainable energy projects. It is organized and spearheaded by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association. The initiative aims to showcase advancements in the sector, demonstrating that Ontario is already on the path to building a 100% clean, sustainable energy system. Visit the Energy Showcase/Trade […]

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Depave St. Anthony – Ottawa Citizen Coverage

Depave Paradise has completed the final stage of the St. Anthony schoolyard project! With the help of many dedicated volunteers, we tore up 100 square metres of asphalt from the schoolyard and planted native plants. This action was taken to provide greenspace for the children, reduce the amount of heat reflected from the hard pavement […]

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Celebrate National Tree Day with The City of Ottawa!

You’re invited to a City of Ottawa event – Urban Trees in Ottawa: Putting down Roots for the Future When: Wednesday September 23, 2015 – 6 p.m. Tree Expo – 7 p.m. Presentations Where: Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park To register, e-mail Starting with this celebratory launch on September 23rd 2015 the City of Ottawa will be developing an […]

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Cycling Audit CBC Coverage and Next Steps

  Ottawa Centre Ecodistrict organized a cycling route audit on Sept 14 that got coverage on CBC. Here’s the CBC web post and here’s the audio from Ottawa Morning with Hallie Cotnam interviewing Don Grant. Ottawa Centre Ecodistrict will be having a follow up meeting Tuesday, September 22 5:30 to 7:00 PM at Ottawa City […]

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