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By Mike Fletcher, February 28, 2014 When Ecology Ottawa volunteers went door to door with thousands of flyers this past summer and fall, they came with a simple question: “Are you prepared for an oil spill in Ottawa?” You might think the question and the accompanying graphic were alarmist. But not if you lived in […]
Tuesday, February 18th marked the first Environment Committee meeting of the new year, with the Ottawa River Action Plan (ORAP) Annual Update as the main agenda item for the day. Before getting to the ORAP, however, the meeting began with an address from its chair, Councillor Maria McRae, on the benchmarks of 2013 and the […]
On Wednesday, February 19, City of Ottawa representatives and local community members met for the second time to discuss the traffic calming and greening project that is to be happening on Sunnyside Avenue later this year. The turn out was pretty good standing at about 20 local community members some of whom live on Sunnyside […]
Recent Study out of Finland This study results released in December 2013, investigated the psychological (perceived restorativeness, subjective vitality, mood, creativity) and physiological (salivary cortisol concentration) effects of short-term visits to urban nature environments. Seventy-seven participants visited three different types of urban areas; a built-up city centre (as a control environment), an urban park, and urban […]
On January 20, 2014 at the home of one of our community network volunteers the ward’s City Councillor, the riding’s Member of Provincial Parliament, and the riding’s Member of Parliament gathered with 40 or so neighbours to talk about the Energy East pipeline planned to carry Alberta bitumen within the city limits of Ottawa. The […]
A report released today by Ecology Ottawa argues that Tuesday’s budget is an opportunity for the federal government to help Ottawa residents clean up the Ottawa River. The report, entitled Cut the Crap and Fund the Plan: 2014 Should be a Breakthrough Year for Ottawa’s Rivers, argues that the federal government is out of excuses […]
Don’t feel unsure. It’s enough to say you’re concerned and leave it at that. Later, if you follow the issue, you may want to call your elected official again once you’ve developed specific ideas. Here’s how to find out who your elected officials are if you live in the City of Ottawa. Ottawa City Council […]
More than 30 residents of Blackburn Hamlet in Ottawa’s east end gathered last night to talk about how to revitalize their tree canopy after extensive loss due to the Emerald Ash Borer. Laura Dudas of the Blackburn Hamlet Community Association and Barb Sweazey brought their leadership to this initiative, organizing and facilitating the gathering at […]
Ecology Ottawa needs a volunteer to type a transcript of the video The Future of Snow and Skiing in a Warming World (below). If you are able to help please contact Charles or Brigitte.
This is part two of the transcript of the video of the panel discussion event The Future of Snow and Skiing in a Warming World. To return to part one, click here. CH: Dirk, you didn’t have that storm that Bob was talking about, so it was some change in micro climates between Nakkertok and […]