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Attend Ontario Provincial Climate Consultation – March 11 at the RA Centre

The Province of Ontario is consulting with residents prior to bringing in a price on carbon. On Wednesday March 11 Provincial representatives will be in Ottawa and invite you to ...

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City Budget Fails on Promised Climate Action

The City promised a climate change plan but have no money for it in the budget! The election last fall, and the City’s climate change plan before that, put us ...

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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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Asking City Council about Climate Change Actions in the Budget

As Mayor Jim Watson confirms here in answer to Ecology Ottawa volunteer ...
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The New City Council and How It Shapes Up For the Environment

As 2014 rolled toward its end we learned how our newly elected ...
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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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Rideau Street needs more than a facelift

“…we need to build a street that fosters pedestrian traffic. One of the biggest issues on Rideau Street is how very dangerous it is. Just last week, a pedestrian was hit by a truck at Rideau and King Edward. That intersection, along with Rideau and Cumberland, is one of the city’s most dangerous intersections for […]

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Fossil Fuels and Divestment Roundtable TODAY, 5 March, 3pm, Carleton U

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Metro News – Environment Committee Chair Says Climate Change a Priority

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Sandy Hill Community Network Meeting March 3rd

Do you live in Sandy Hill? Do you want to help improve the environment of your local neighbourhood? Action Sandy Hill and Ecology Ottawa would like to invite you to learn more about the Ecology Ottawa Community Network. This meeting will give a brief overview of Ecology Ottawa’s campaigns, invite everyone to share ideas about what […]

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First Transit Committee Meeting of 2015

So, I attended my first City of Ottawa Transit Commission meeting yesterday.  Two main motions were discussed and passed. The first motion related to how many regularly scheduled meetings the Transit Commission should hold in a year.  With a goal being optimization, the Council Governance Review recommended the frequency be dropped to 8 per year from […]

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Residents look at safer streets for their neighbourhood

“The audit covered the south side of Scott Street (from Smirle to the O-Train) and Albert (from the O-Train to Empress). It assesses four areas; pedestrian safety, accessibility, convenience, connectedness, comfort and attractiveness.” Read More: http://issuu.com/greatrivermedia/docs/kitt_20150219?e=6020115/11467470

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The trunks have been measured, and the results are in for Carp Hills Biggest Tree! The winner is…

The Carp Hills in West Carleton-March ward is home to some of the oldest and largest trees in the City of Ottawa. Recently, local conservation group Friends of the Huntley Highlands held a contest to find the Carp Hills Biggest Tree. The contest aimed to encourage residents and landowners to take a closer look at the […]

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Media Release: Environmental Groups to Minister Murray: Help Cities Get Ready for Climate Change

For immediate release February 12, 2014 Today, urban-focused environmental groups responded to a proposal for climate change consultations by Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray, with a simple message: make sure municipalities have the resources they need to get Ontario’s cities ready to fight climate change. “It’s great to see that the Province wants […]

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Media Release: Environmental Groups to Minister Murray: Help Cities Get Ready for Climate Change

Today, urban-focused environmental groups responded to a proposal for climate change consultations by Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray, with a simple message: make sure municipalities have the resources they need to get Ontario’s cities ready to fight climate change. “It’s great to see that the Province wants the public’s input into what their […]

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Transportation Audit Gets CBC Exposure

Today on Ottawa Morning we heard how the Council on Aging partnered with Ecology Ottawa for a Transportation Audit

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