Ottawa-Vanier All-Candidates’ Environment Debate

Ecology Ottawa is partnering with Citizens for Public Justice, the Lowertown Community Association and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa to hold an all-candidates’ debate on the environment in the ...

Earth Day Celebration – Party like your Earth depends on it!

Join Ecology Ottawa on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017, for our first Earth Day Celebration at Makerspace North. Join us in a celebration of our wonderful planet and the people who have ...

Join our team!

Ecology Ottawa is looking for Interns to join a dynamic team. Interns will be asked to perform three main tasks: participate in direct outreach; receive training; and conduct work on a ...

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Get Involved Today!

Ecology Ottawa joined Council of Canadians and indigenous rights activists in October ...

Draft Ecology Ottawa Comments to the NEB Modernization Panel

On Wednesday, February 22 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy (3 boulevard du Casino, ...

What can the City of Ottawa do to take action on climate change?

On Monday, February 6, Ecology Ottawa’s Executive Director Graham Saul was invited ...

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Cyclists and Pedestrians Unite!

Ottawa has a Riverkeeper to keep our rivers clean and healthy, so why shouldn’t we also have a Pathmaker to do the same for our streets? It’s a sad fact. Ottawa – a city of one million people – lacks a full-time advocate dedicated to improving the health and safety of its streets for all […]

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What is Conservative Adrian Papara afraid of?

A federal by-election is just around the corner in the riding of Ottawa-Vanier, slated for April 3. We at Ecology Ottawa thought this was a great occasion to hold an all-candidates’ debate on the environment. The debate, on March 31 from 7pm to 9pm, will show the people of Ottawa where the parties stand on critical […]

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Montreal Road Open House – Thursday, March 9

The City of Ottawa has announced an Open House on the future of the Montreal Road corridor between North River Road and St. Laurent Boulevard. It will take place on Thursday, March 9th from 5:30 pm to 8 pm at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health (299 Montreal Rd). This is your chance to speak up for complete streets in Ottawa! Let’s make Montreal Road […]

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‘Power to Change’ Film Screening

OREC and the German Embassy of Ottawa are partnering with Ecology Ottawa for the Ottawa premiere of the German documentary Power to Change – the Energy Rebellion. The film will be followed by a discussion with by Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes, Vice-President of the European Renewable Energies Federation. You can reserve your seats for free by clicking here. […]

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Tell us your environmental priorities for 2017

[FRENCH] As we move into 2017, we want to know what’s important to you. Your priorities will help shape our work for the next year and beyond. Click any options below to get started. Which issue below is the top priority to you? It’s the start of a brand new year. 2017 marks a time […]

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Help shape the future of Elgin St. and Hawthorne Ave. – Wed., Jan. 11

Do you frequent Elgin Street and Hawthorne Avenue? Do you feel unsafe when walking or biking on these busy roads? Are you interested in creating safe and welcoming streets in Centretown and Old Ottawa East?  Elgin Street and Hawthorne Avenue are going to undergo street renewal, and the City is holding a Public Open House […]

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What’s next for action on climate change in the City of Ottawa?

Will the City of Ottawa finally produce a meaningful Renewable Energy Strategy in 2017? Will Mayor Watson seize the historic opportunity represented by provincial and federal climate action to position our city as a leader on the most important issue facing humanity today? These are the key questions that Ecology Ottawa’s climate change campaign is […]

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What’s next for our living city? Trees, water, greenspace…

A million trees planted, a strong urban forest management plan for Ottawa, a new water environment strategy, and a long-term vision for greenspace connectivity and land acquisition in our city  – these are the things that Ecology Ottawa worked to promote in 2016 as part of our Living City campaign. With your support, we can […]

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What’s next for safe streets for Ottawa’s cyclists and pedestrians?

A plan to systematically build safer, more walkable, and bike-friendly streets, more money for Ottawa’s pedestrian and cycling infrastructure plans, and federal and provincial support for Stage 2 light rail – these were Ecology Ottawa’s sustainable transportation priorities going into this term of council. With 2016 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on what […]

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Ecology Ottawa’s 2016-2019 Strategic Plan

In 2016, Ecology Ottawa solidifed a strategic plan for the 2016-2019 period. This plan articulates Ecology Ottawa’s vision around three major campaign themes – the Living City, the Active City and the Renewable City. The plan provides a high-level assessment of what we are trying to accomplish in each of these areas, and where we […]

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Ecology Ottawa’s take on the City of Ottawa’s 2017 Budget

Ecology Ottawa met with representatives of the City of Ottawa in late November to discuss the 2017 draft Budget, which was tabled for approval at City Council on Wednesday, December 14. Below is the statement made by Ecology Ottawa at that meeting, updated with more recent budget information where applicable. Mayor Jim Watson 110 Laurier […]

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