Thank You Ottawa for Another GREAT Great GREEN Glebe Garage Sale

Thanks to Ecology Ottawa volunteers and especially to all of the people of Ottawa who visited the Great GREEN Glebe Garage Sale last weekend. It was the greatest ever. Here’s ...


Save Ottawa’s trees, sign our Petition!

Invasive, aggressive and spreading, the Emerald Ash Borer is killing millions of trees every year in the nation’s capital decimating the urban canopy and costing taxpayers millions of dollars as the city struggles ...

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[VIDEO] Now is the Time – Three Weeks in April & May

Mid April to the beginning of May 2015 is when city councillors at the City of Ottawa will be discussing and deciding on what priorities the city should focus on ...



Two Book Events – David Suzuki and Jeff Rubin

Octopus Books is hosting two book events of interest in the coming ...

Promising Practice – Barbara Long

Barbara Long, a local real estate agent with Your Choice Realty Corp. ...
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Community Associations Stand Up for Climate Action

Fourteen of Ottawa’s community associations recently sent a letter to Mayor Jim ...

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City Climate Target Only Half of Province’s

In May of 2014 the City of Ottawa released it’s new Air Quality and Climate Change Plan. At the time Ecology Ottawa welcomed the plan after a decade of neglect of the previous version of the plan, although we noted that the greenhouse gas reduction targets were not very ambitious. In May of 2015 the […]

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City’s Term of Council Priorities Released

Late today on the city’s website the City of Ottawa’s Proposed 2015-2018 Term of Council Priorities document was made public. Ecology Ottawa will review these 178 pages and report back based on how the document satisfies the parameters listed here. The document will be reviewed for approval by various standing committees of the city starting next week […]

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What Ecology Ottawa will be watching for in today’s Term of Council Priorities report.

In October Ottawa elected a new city council. At the time Ecology Ottawa approached councillors across the city and met with many of them. We told them clearly what our priorities were and offered to work with them. Today the public gets its first look at the official document that defines the City of Ottawa’s priorities […]

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ANALYSIS Greenhouse gas emissions: How can Canada cut 30% by 2030? Eliminating all cars for a year would only put a dent in carbon emissions

Shutting down the entire oilsands wouldn’t be enough to get to the 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target set earlier this month by the federal government. (Mark Ralson/AFP/Getty Images) When the federal government announced its plan to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030, it gave little indication how it planned […]

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Emotional Connections to Water

The unnamed candidate had a problem. Though not against the idea of clean water—who would be?—he didn’t want to make it a priority in his election campaign. But on the day before the 2014 Ottawa municipal election, he was frantically calling the Ecology Ottawa offices, trying to convince the organization to post his environmental positions […]

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Depave Paradise 2015

Depave Paradise is back! Last year, we removed more than 100 square meters of asphalt from the Kitchissippi Church parking lot. This year, with the help of the community, we’re going to do the same for St. Anthony Catholic School. Depave Paradise addresses the proliferation of hard surfaces in modern urban environments through the primal […]

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Ecology Ottawa Hiring Outreach Organizer – Three Month Contract

Ecology Ottawa is looking for an Outreach Organizer to join a dynamic team on a three month contract. The Outreach Organizer will run a canvass in the City of Ottawa designed to raise awareness about the threats associated with the proposed Energy East oil pipeline. The goal is to educate people about the proposed pipeline, […]

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Ottawa author details the healing power of walking

Dan Rubinstein has walked in northern Quebec, in inner-city Philadelphia, in the British Isles, and more, to research his just-released book Born to Walk. But it was right around the corner from his house that the Ottawa author encountered a pedestrian’s worst nightmare. Rubinstein was walking his twin daughters, Maggie and Daisy, to school in […]

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TransCanada Corp’s Energy East pipeline application should be suspended, groups tell federal regulator

Photography: The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh TORONTO — More than 60 organizations are calling on the National Energy Board to suspend TransCanada’s application for the Energy East pipeline. Groups including Greenpeace Canada, the Council of Canadians and the David Suzuki Foundation said in a letter to the federal pipeline regulator that it should suspend the review […]

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Media release: Ecology Ottawa turns trash into treasure with the Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale

8th annual event to raise funds for local environmental group and the Ottawa Food Bank MEDIA ADVISORY: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2015, Ottawa—The national capital’s leading local environmental group, Ecology Ottawa, will be hosting its most exciting event of the year, the 8th annual Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale, on Saturday, May 23 at […]

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