100% Possible – Climate March – November 29

Pledge to be there! Click Here What’s happening on Sunday November 29th? We’ll be marching from Ottawa City Hall to Parliament Hill! We will come together at Ottawa City Hall ...

Norma's Story

Norma’s Story – An Animated Short

Norma’s Story is less than 6 minutes of animation, but it covers a lot of ground! It is the first in the First Hand Climate Stories series that brother and ...


EcoGala 2015 Tickets Available

Please note: this event always sells out, so please get your tickets early. Join us for Ecology Ottawa’s 9th annual Gala Dinner on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at the St. Elias ...



Municipal Climate News

On November 25 Ottawa hosted a joint signing ceremony for the Association ...

You In?

What an election! For the first time in almost ten years Ottawa’s ...
Andrea Reimer

[VIDEO] Vancouver’s Green Revolution Comes to Ottawa

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

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Press release – 100% Possible: Canadians to March for a Future that is 100% Clean by 2050

  PRESS RELEASE For immediate release   100% Possible: Canadians to March for a Future that is 100% Clean by 2050 (Ottawa, November 17, 2015)—On the eve of the UN Climate Summit in Paris, thousands of Canadians will march to Parliament Hill to urge the new government to take strong action on climate change and get […]

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Results are In – EcoDistrict’s Cycle Audit

The Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict‘s Cycle-In study got coverage on CBC and in the Ottawa Citizen. You can read the report via links on any of the three websites: Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict CBC Ottawa Citizen

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The War Between Cars and Bikes – a Possible Road to Peace?

In a recent episode of CBC’s The 180 Ian Walker, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Bath in the UK talked about his research into the animosity between drivers and cyclists. Dr. Walker pointed out there’s something more than the fact that bicyclists are a minority among a majority of car drivers that […]

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Knocked on More Than 6,000 Doors – Mike’s Energy East FAQ

Mike Fletcher’s piece at StittsvilleCentral.ca tells us why he’s worked so hard to stop TransCanada Corporation’s Energy East pipeline project. It sums up what he’s found out in one easy to understand package. Read it here.

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Now and Then: New Possibilities

It has been almost 10 days already since the elections, and I’m still recovering from the summer’s campaign. It has been a long one. While the official campaign was the longest of modern Canadian history (only 1867’s and 1872’s were longer), most political parties had been campaigning for months already. So was Ecology Ottawa, promoting […]

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Ottawa Streets Getting Better and Greener!

On October 14 Ottawa City Council passed the Complete Streets Implementation Framework. This is great news! This means that road projects in Ottawa will now factor in the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, public transit users and vehicles. This is an important step forward in support of active transportation and sustainability in the city. And it […]

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Ottawa has to cycle and walk the talk starting now.

Nancy Biggs, a long term Ecology Ottawa volunteer, has made many contributions to environmental sustainability in Ottawa. What follows is her delegation to the Transportation Committee at Ottawa City Hall October 7, 2015: “In the Complete Streets Implementation Framework it was noted that the complete street project addresses the TCPs, Strategic Objectives TM2 and TM4. […]

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Media Release: Poll Suggests Liberal Lead in Both Nepean and Kanata-Carleton Ridings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Ottawa) October 13, 2015: A new poll of voting intentions in the ridings of Kanata-Carleton and Nepean, conducted by Environics Research and commissioned by Leadnow and Ecology Ottawa, suggests that the Liberals have pulled into the lead in the ridings of Kanata-Carleton and Nepean. “These ridings have turned into a close race […]

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Surprise in FOUR Ottawa area ridings: State of the race in Ottawa-West-Nepean, Orleans, Nepean, and Kanata-Carleton

Over the last few weeks, a series of polls has redefined the state of the electoral race in four local ridings. While some had originally looked like safe seats for incumbents, and others had looked like three-way races, we can now say that with more confidence that there are now a series of two-way races developing […]

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Environmental Defence: Comparison of the federal parties climate policies

Environmental Defence and Équiterre have launched an updated comparison looking at the federal parties’ main climate policies. Only six weeks after Canada’s federal election, national governments will gather in Paris for United Nations talks to finalize a global climate change agreement. Recent polls show that Canadians are looking for greater leadership from the federal government […]

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