Join a discussion with our representatives about climate change (Ottawa-Vanier)

Thurs. April 9 at 7pm 400 McArthur Avenue (map) RSVP here The Climate Change Challenge We ask – What is each level of our government going to do about the ...

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Join Us: Act on Climate March in Quebec City, April 11th!

On April 11, tens of thousands will gather in Quebec City for “Act On Climate”, what many are saying will be the biggest march in Canada for climate action. All ...


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 ...



Asking City Council about Climate Change Actions in the Budget

As Mayor Jim Watson confirms here in answer to Ecology Ottawa volunteer ...

The New City Council and How It Shapes Up For the Environment

As 2014 rolled toward its end we learned how our newly elected ...

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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Ecology Ottawa Summer Internship

Ecology Ottawa is looking for Interns to join a dynamic team. The Intern will be asked to perform three main tasks: participate in direct outreach; receive training; and conduct work on a special project that touches on one of Ecology Ottawa’s core campaign areas. Campaigns touch on rivers and streams, the urban tree canopy, municipal […]

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Election work with Ecology Ottawa

The 2015 federal election is right around the corner. We know that federal action on climate change, light rail, the Ottawa River and stopping the Energy East tar sands pipeline would go a long way to making Ottawa a more sustainable city. That’s why Ecology Ottawa sees this election as a unique opportunity to promote environmental leadership […]

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Upcoming Event: Tall Trees & Boulevards – Community Visioning

On Tuesday, March 10th join the Glebe Community Association Environment Committee and Ecology Ottawa for Tall Trees & Community Visioning. The evening will feature a discussion of urban tree issues and how to ensure they thrive and survive and make our cities more livable for decades to come! The event is free, but donations are welcome and support […]

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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

For the online version see here

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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 meet with them and give them feedback on how to fight climate change. Please consider attending. In particular Ecology Ottawa would like you to remind […]

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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:

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