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The biggest year ever for climate change action starts February 16

Ottawa residents are facing an unprecedented opportunity for a breakthrough on climate change over the next year. We have entered one of those rare periods when our municipal, provincial and ...


Say NO to the South March Highlands Development!

KNL and the South March Highlands: There are Species at Risk! Kanata North Lakes Developments Inc. (KNL) has submitted a proposal to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources to seek ...


Support the February 16 Environment Committee Motion

On February 16 an important motion comes before the City of Ottawa’s Environment Committee. The motion proposes five things: That the City strenghten its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target to ...


microphone at the podium to speak at the conference hall

Your Right to Speak at City Hall

As a resident of the City of Ottawa you have the right ...

Energy East Won’t Get Built

Massive Oil Pipeline Incompatible with Federal Government’s Climate Pledge, Hundreds of Thousands ...

Municipal Climate News

On November 25 Ottawa hosted a joint signing ceremony for the Association ...

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Submit ideas to green Canada’s capital!

The National Capital Commission (NCC) is preparing a plan that could transform Ottawa, and we need your help to steer them in the right direction. As Canada prepares for our 150th anniversary in 2017, Ottawa is gaining a lot of attention. The NCC has announced that they are preparing a 50-year plan for Canada’s capital region […]

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Ecology Ottawa joins 75 groups to call Prime Minister and Premiers to take action

75 North American groups call Prime Minister and Premiers to take swift action to meet Canada’s new climate goal. Vast Majority of Carbon Reserves Must Stay in the Ground to meet 1.5C target January 27, 2016 On the eve of a meeting of Canada’s Environment Ministers in Ottawa to talk about the national climate strategy, 74 […]

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Internship: Renewable City Community Organizer/Coordinator

Ecology Ottawa is looking for Interns to join the dynamic Renewable City team. The Intern will be asked to perform two main tasks: provide administrative assistance and assist in the coordination of volunteers for the Renewable City campaign. This position involves immersion in the tools and techniques of research, communications, event management, canvass organizing, volunteer […]

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Volunteer: Complete Streets Team- Research Position

Help us create street restoration profiles for planned street reconstructions! Do you care about better cycling and pedestrian infrastructure for all ages and abilities? Our Active City Campaign needs your help! We are looking for volunteers who are able to assist the Complete Streets team by conducting research (approximately 1-4 hours a week) regarding specific […]

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Volunteer: Complete Streets Team Member (Active City Campaign)

Volunteer opportunity – Complete Streets Team Member (Active City Campaign) Do you care about better cycling and pedestrian infrastructure for all ages and abilities? Our Active City Campaign needs your help! Ottawa need to increase the number of streets that are walkable and favors the use of active transportation. An important focus of the Active […]

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Volunteer: Communications Team Members

Are you interested in helping Ecology Ottawa manage our social media accounts? We are looking for volunteers who are able to make an ongoing commitment (approximately 3-5 hours a week) to assist with social media posting and scheduling for platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (primarily using Hootsuite). This position will involve creating posts related to […]

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The Communauté Métropolitaine de Montréal opposes Energy East

At a press conference this morning, the Communauté Métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM), representing 82 municipalities, announced their official opposition to the Energy East Pipeline. Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, president of the CMM, was joined by the Mayors of Laval, Longueuil, Repentigny and Candiac to make the announcement. Coderre has called the Energy East Pipeline risky […]

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The oil industry isn’t waiting. Neither are we.

Two weeks ago, just as we were winding down from the 100% Possible climate march, Mike Fletcher, one of Ecology Ottawa’s most active volunteers in the fight to stop Energy East, informed me about an information session on safety and response procedures held by TransCanada at the Carp fairgrounds for the local community, last Wednesday, […]

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[VIDEO] 100% Possible March

  See also the 100% Possible Facebook page (there the video is posted too)  

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Wheelchair users seeking sidewalk

A Road Much Travelled – Wheelchair Audit

By Karen Scott On the afternoon of November 19th, representatives from Ecology Ottawa, Walk Ottawa and the Bel-Air & Copeland Park Community Associations, joined volunteers of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society for a transportation audit which began at the MS Society on Woodward and culminated on Navaho. An audit sees volunteers walking and rolling a […]

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