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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 ...


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 ...


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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Election Reports

Ecology Ottawa asked all candidates in the 2014 municipal election a series ...

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.  ...

Ottawa Election 2014 – What’s important to you?

2014 is an election year and your vote will help decide who ...

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Press Release: Ecology Ottawa Releases Election Survey on Energy East Pipeline

October 20th, 2014   As TransCanada Prepares to File Energy East Application, 90% of Ottawa City Council Candidates Prepared to Fight Project OTTAWA – Nearly 90% of candidates for city council who responded to a survey put out by Ecology Ottawa say they would be prepared to fight the proposed Energy East pipeline if it […]

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Tree Planting continues in Orlando Park – October 18th

Orlando Park is a beautiful piece of green in the south end of the City. However, trees have been lost and soccer fields bake in the summer sun. A plan to naturalize a piece of this park and plant shade trees around the fields has taken root. Fall 2013, 100 trees were planted; this past […]

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[VIDEO] Ottawa Citizen Coverage of Tree Ottawa Launch

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Statement from Living Waters Rally 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Statement from Living Waters Rally 2014 OTTAWA, ON (October 6, 2014)—The following statement is issued by Ecology Ottawa in collaboration with the attendees of the Living Waters Rally 2014, a biennial gathering of Canada’s freshwater leaders October 3-6 in Ottawa/Gatineau: Canada’s waters are suffering. Lakes are choked by algae blooms. Rivers are […]

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David Miller, tonight’s keynote, on CBC

On CBC’s Ottawa Morning today, David Miller, the keynote speaker at tonight’s Ecology Ottawa annual dinner, the 2014 EcoGala, spoke with Hallie about cities and climate change. Fortunately we have answered CBC’s question “Which candidate in your ward is promising to tackle climate change?”  Original audio here

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Media Release: Eco Gala in Ottawa this Evening: Over 560 people to attend and former Mayor of Toronto to keynote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA (October 9th, 2014) – Former mayor of Toronto and current President and CEO of WWF Canada, David Miller, will speak to a sold out crowd of more than 560 people in Ottawa this evening on the need for Canadian cities to take leadership on the environment and sustainability during Ottawa’s premiere […]

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Report on Rideau Rockcliffe (ward 13) candidate meeting on climate change

Many thanks to Governor’s Walk for providing the room for the Rideau-Rockcliffe all candidates discussion on Climate Change Thursday, October 2nd. A lively discussion ensued about the issue of climate change and its predicted effects on the city between the audience and the five candidates who attended: Cam Holmstrom, Jevone Nicholas, Tobi Nussbaum, Sheila Perry […]

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National CBC Exposure

Ecology Ottawa’s Executive Director Graham Saul was recently featured in a CBC investigation on grassroots environmental organizing. The web-based feature began: Environmentalists shift focus to more grassroots, less government – Facing a less friendly government, green groups leave Ottawa in pursuit of public support Global warming is not the only kind of climate change environmental groups […]

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Climate Coffee House in River Ward

Vanessa Sutton, Jeff Koscik and Don Francis are three candidates for city councilor in River Ward who attended a Climate Coffee House on September 27. What is a “climate coffee house” you may ask? Those artsy enough will know that a coffee house is a kind of open mic night. It’s a chance for people […]

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OREC Suggests Letter

From our friends at the Ottawa Renewable Energy Coop who suggest that their supporters write to candidates for the next city council. Suggested Letter to Municipal Candidates Dear Ward Candidate, Many savvy investors and burgeoning economies are investing heavily in in renewable energy sources. The Ottawa Renewable Energy Cooperative (OREC) offers all Ottawa residents the opportunity […]

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