FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ecology Ottawa statement on 2018 City of Ottawa draft budget

November 8, 2017 (OTTAWA) – The City of Ottawa’s draft 2018 budget touched on all three of Ecology Ottawa’s main priority areas – action on climate change and clean energy, ...

Thank you for a great EcoFest

We would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone who made Ecology Ottawa’s tenth anniversary celebration, EcoFest, a celebration to remember. Thank you to ...

BREAKING: TransCanada has officially abandoned the Energy East pipeline

For immediate release – Ecology Ottawa celebrates the demise of the Energy East pipeline October 5, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Ecology Ottawa is celebrating TransCanada’s announcement earlier today that officially ...


Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories Proposing to Build New Waste Storage Facility near Ottawa River

The Canadian Nuclear Energy Alliance is planning to build a radioactive waste ...

Share your Data with Ontario’s Green Button

View and share your electricity data through Ontario’s Green Button initiative. Access ...

Homegrown Solar: Last Chance for MicroFIT

Bring the power of solar energy into your home. 2017 is the ...

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Data Labs: Help Spread the Word on Climate Initiatives

Are you passionate about climate change? Help us spread the word on climate action initiatives and incentive programs created to encourage people to change their energy habits and save on energy consumption. Ecology Ottawa has a large constituency of people who care about environmental issues, and we want to connect them with activities that directly […]

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EcoFest updates: partners, speakers, silent auctions and more

Only a few weeks to go until EcoFest – Ecology Ottawa’s 10th anniversary celebration! Join us on Thursday, October 12 at the Aberdeen Pavilion in Lansdowne Park for a night of fun, celebration and networking. Tickets are only $35, and you can buy them here. EcoFest is a celebration of Ottawa’s strong, vibrant and diverse […]

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Canupy: Symposium and Chance to Adopt a Tree!

Tree Ottawa has been working with artist Jean Bridge surrounding the Canupy: Achilles Shadow art installation that is part of the Canadensis: Beyond the Edge Artists’ Garden installation at the Experimental Farms for the past two years. This art installation, composed of orphan trees that Jean and Tree Ottawa collected across Ottawa for the last […]

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Ottawa’s Inadequate Recycling and Green Bin Programs Shorten Life of the City’s Trail Road Landfill Site

Waste Watch Ottawa Analysis, Promoted by Ecology Ottawa, Finds City’s Lack of Planning and Public Education is Squandering Landfill Capacity Ottawa is dumping much of its recyclable and green waste into landfill, squandering both the resources that could be captured and precious landfill space. Waste Watch Ottawa’s detailed analysis of online Ontario data of provincial […]

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Graham Saul is leaving Ecology Ottawa

After five years as Ecology Ottawa’s Executive Director, I am stepping down this week. My parting request is that you help make EcoFest, Ecology Ottawa’s tenth anniversary event on October 12, the largest celebration of the environmental movement in the history of the great City of Ottawa. Tickets are only $35 (which includes some drinks and food), […]

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Free Smart Thermostat & Installation for Eligible Ontario Homeowners

The Government of Ontario has launched the Green Ontario Fund to help people save money and fight climate change. The Green Ontario Fund is a new not-for-profit organization that is funded through Ontario’s cap and trade program, with $377 million invested from the carbon market. The goal of the new organization is to create incentive […]

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Volunteer opportunity: Help us make EcoFest the biggest event in Ecology Ottawa’s history

  Fall is in the air. That means it’s time for our annual celebration of Ottawa’s vibrant environmental movement. This year, we’re also celebrating Ecology Ottawa’s 10th anniversary. We need your help to make this year’s EcoFest the largest and most successful event in Ecology Ottawa’s history! Taking place on Thursday, October 12 at the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne […]

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You can make Ottawa the leader in climate change action

Cities are at the forefront of climate change action. In Ottawa, we are building a movement of residents who care about not only fighting climate change, but also building greener, more sustainable cities. You are at the core of this movement, and now is a critical moment to come together. The City of Ottawa is at […]

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Sign our Commuter Cycling Pledge

Sign the Commuter Cycling Pledge. Cycling to work offers many advantages to cars and public transit – a morning workout, a pass on traffic, and zero carbon emissions. The last point is especially important given that 40% of Ottawa’s carbon emissions are from transportation. And yet, only 2.2% of commuters bike to work. Whether you are an avid […]

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Take Action on Climate Change in Ottawa

Update #1 10/31/17: Last Chance for MicroFIT! Have you ever wanted to generate solar energy from your own home? Sign up for the MicroFIT program before applications close on December 28, 2017. Climate change is scary, but taking action doesn’t have to be. It is often difficult to settle on real, tangible changes you can make […]

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