“The Human Scale” free movie screening on Jan. 29th

WHAT: Free screening of The Human Scale, panel discussion, question & answer session WHEN: January 29, 2015 at 6pm – 8:45pm WHERE: The ByTowne Cinema, 325 Rideau Street Please join us for ...

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Mark Your Calendars: Tree Ottawa Workshops Coming Soon!

Everyone Loves Trees! Ecology Ottawa and RBC are hosting workshops to introduce Tree Ottawa and the scope of our work to the residents of Nepean, Kanata, and Orléans. A range ...


Stop the Tar Sands Pipeline through the City of Ottawa

TransCanada wants to convert a gas pipeline into one that would carry toxic Tar Sands oil  through Ottawa. It is all risk and no benefit to the people of Ottawa. Sign ...



The New City Council and How It Shapes Up For the Environment

As 2014 rolled toward its end we learned how our newly elected ...

City is recruiting residents to serve on committees and boards

The City of Ottawa has a number of bodies that citizens can ...

Election survey shows whopping majority of candidates see city role on climate change

In our second report on where candidates stand, the agreement is overwhelming.  ...

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Ontario Consultation Brings Laughter and Anger to Kanata over Energy East Proposal

On January 22nd, the Ontario government returned to Ottawa to hold their last community consultation here on the proposed Energy East pipeline in a Kanata hotel. Convened by the Ontario Energy Board, it was an important opportunity for residents of Ottawa to speak openly about their concerns and objections to the pipeline, and Ottawa residents […]

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Tree Ottawa Workshop in Centrepointe an overwhelming success!

We had a great turnout at the first Tree Ottawa workshop at the Centrepointe RBC last night! Our fantastic line-up of speakers shared relevant, useful, and inspiring information: Bettina Henkelman of Morrison Hershfield showed us how to address the challenges homeowners face when trying to maintain large trees, and dispelled several urban myths about trees Margaret Sambol of General Burns Community […]

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Communications Intern

Ecology Ottawa is seeking a volunteer to coordinate its communications department. The coordinator will be responsible for promoting Ecology Ottawa’s image and work in the public sphere. Tasks will involve maintaining Ecology Ottawa’s website, its social media presence, sustaining contact with members of the media, and some volunteer coordination. This is an excellent opportunity for […]

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Three New Energy East Reports Now Available!

Ahead of the upcoming Ontario Energy Board hearings on Energy East, we’re proud to release three new reports that focus on why Energy East is a huge risk that we can’t afford. The first document is our “Guide to Energy East“. It’s a very in-depth document that outlines our major concerns with the proposed pipeline, […]

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Creating a Culture of Water and Energy Efficiency

The Ecology Action Centre in Halifax, NS, recently released the report “Creating a Culture of Water and Energy Efficiency in Nova Scotia Communities”. With contributions from several Ecology Ottawa Water Team members, the report describes water consumption, water leakage, and energy use at water utilities, and provides recommendations that will allow communities to save water, […]

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Reminder: Adopt-a-Tree Outreach Volunteer Session Tonight!

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to do more volunteer work in 2015? Do you love the trees in our community and want help them keep growing healthy and strong? We’ve just rolled out our free web-based Adopt-a-Tree Mapping Tool, and we need several passionate individuals to go out and promote it! This is […]

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Tell the Ontario Energy Board: No to Energy East!

Join Ecology Ottawa and other groups on January 22nd to have your say on the controversial Energy East pipeline. The Ontario government will be in Ottawa as part of a set of provincial consultations. We need you to be there to ensure they hear loudly and clearly that residents of Ottawa say ‘NO’ to Energy […]

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Wetlands: A Vital Component of Ottawa’s Water Environment Strategy

“The once seemingly separable types of aquatic ecosystems are, we now know, interrelated and interdependent. We cannot expect to preserve the remaining qualities of our water resources without providing appropriate protection for the entire resource.”[1] The Critical Value of Wetlands Wetlands provide a host of ecological services, including water purification, ground water and surface flow […]

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Green Communities Canada Walking School Bus Project in Ottawa

The pilot phase of the Ottawa Walking School Bus (WSB) Project launched on September 29th at eight schools and ended on December 19th. While they are well-known as an effective ways to support and increase active school travel, traditional parent volunteer-organized WSBs have often proven difficult to sustain. This project tested a model using WSB leaders who, like an adult […]

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7 Reasons Why the Energy East Pipeline Will Never Be Approved

by Caitlin Armstrong Last month the Ontario and Quebec governments agreed to 7 conditions the Energy East Pipeline would have to meet before it can be approved. We believe that these 7 conditions will never be met and that Energy East will never be built. The opposition is strong and steadily getting stronger; in Ottawa […]

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