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Ottawa Municipal Election 2014

Ottawa votes for a new city council this fall. We are working hard to ensure the next council makes Ottawa the green capital of Canada. Click here to see how ...

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Tree Ottawa Will Plant One Million Trees for Canada’s 150th Anniversary in 2017

Ecology Ottawa, along with local schools, community associations, corporations, charities, and citizens will plant one million trees in the city for Canada’s 150th anniversary (2017). Tree Ottawa is a community-centered initiative for the ...

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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 ...

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City is recruiting residents to serve on committees and boards

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

Ecology Ottawa asked all candidates in the 2014 municipal election a series ...
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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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Press Release: Local Groups Targetted by TransCanada, to Confront Company at Open House in Ottawa Area

For Immediate Release Ottawa-Based Groups Shocked at TransCanada ‘Dirty Tactics’ Campaign Company to Face Opposition at Kemptville Open House Kemptville, Ontario – November 18, 2014 – After leaked documents exposed a TransCanada plan to attack organizations and municipalities opposed to the controversial Energy East pipeline, many of those groups signalled their intention to not be […]

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EVENT Mountain Equipment Coop Revisits Snow & Skiing in a Warming World

On Saturday November 22 Mountain Equipment Coop’s SNOWFEST takes place and Ecology Ottawa has been invited to do a mini version of last February’s event The Future of Snow and Skiing in a Warming World. Here’s who’ll be there: Renée Bellehumeur – Gatineau Park Manager Stephan Gruber – IPCC contributor with expertise in mountain environments […]

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Stittsville Energy East Movie Night

Join Ecology Ottawa in Stittsville on Monday, November 24th for a free movie screening and discussion! We’ll be showing a feature-length documentary and hosting a discussion about the Energy East pipeline, and why we’re opposed to the risks it presents to our communities and our climate. Pizza and drinks will be served – the event […]

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Bronson Active Transportation Audit

Bronson is scheduled for renewal in 2015/2016 and users of this major thorough-fare as well as the surrounding residents would like to ensure that it meets the needs of the neighbourhood and all users. Ecology Ottawa and the Glebe Community Association’s Transportation Committee is looking for people to participate in the audit of Bronson Avenue […]

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Hintonburg Pedestrian Audit

Ecology Ottawa and the Council on Aging’s Pedestrian Safety Committee is looking for Hintonburg residents who would like to take part in a pedestrian audit, to evaluate the walkability of certain routes in and around this community. The Hintonburg audit will be held on Monday, November 24th.  We’ll have a staggered start time at 3:00 […]

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Permeable Pavement & Driveways – Green Infrastructure Options

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM Find out the alternatives to asphalt for your driveway and pathways. The Problem: Stormwater runoff from your roof, driveway and other hard surfaces in your yard is typically directed towards the street and into the municipal storm sewer system. This stormwater runoff, which has picked up […]

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Sawmill Creek Report shows challenges to protecting local streams

Ecology Ottawa has been supporting a small neighbourhood team in clean-up and advocating for segment of Sawmill Creek for two years now. This hidden stretch of the urban creek has undergone dramatic changes as Ottawa South as been developed, particularly as the South Keys shopping centre has grown. Sawmill Creek is not just a stream […]

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DEBATE ON THE ENVIRONMENT IN CAPITAL WARD

Ecology Ottawa Volunteer Carol Gravelle attended the all-candidates debate on the environment in Ward 17 (CAPITAL WARD) on October 15th to report back on how candidates answered questions. On election day incumbent David Chernushenko was re-elected and we look forward to seeing how he implements the plans he mentioned in his responses over the next […]

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The Blue Dot Tour in Ottawa

By Kelly Anne Fay “I’m crossing the country to join Canadians from all walks of life, coming together to protect the people and places we love. It’s the most important thing I’ve ever done.” ~ David Suzuki I was one of the lucky people who got to attend the Blue Dot Tour when it stopped […]

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Handy in the workshop? Position Filled

Bat Boxes needing a handy volunteer to complete the project!! June 2014, two highschool classes worked on 10 Bat hibernation boxes. The plan was to erect these bat boxes in and around Alta Vista to support the bat population. The 10 boxes were put together by the students, but with addition research we found that scoring […]

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