[BREAKING] Expert report: Energy East spill impact analysis for the Ottawa-Gatineau region

[FRENCH] PRESS RELEASE ON THE PROPOSED ENERGY EAST PIPELINE For a quick overview of key facts from the report, click here.    Report shows Energy East poses great risk to Gatineau ...


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. ...


Ecology Ottawa’s 9th Annual Eco Gala!

[FRENCH] Join us for Ecology Ottawa’s 9th annual Gala Dinner on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the St. Elias Banquet Centre to celebrate the active environmental community in Ottawa and ...



Presenting HallowGREEN

Join us for our first annual family “HallowGREEN” walk/talk/run for environmental awareness! ...

Key facts from the Savaria report

[FRENCH] On October 5th Ecology Ottawa and the Council of Canadians released ...

Restorations Map – Adopt a Street

Turn your street into a Complete Street. Click on the map to see ...

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FREE TREES in honour of Jim MacNeill

Come by the Ecology Ottawa office to pick up a free tree in honour of Jim MacNeill (email velta.tomsons@ecologyottawa.ca to arrange a pickup). Upcoming events to get free events: Oct 8, and 15th – TreeFest Ottawa Nov 17 – Ecology Ottawa Eco Gala   Tree Ottawa is giving away free trees in memory of a […]

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#Throwback Thursday – A reminder from Janette Sadik-Khan

It’s Throwback Thursday. Not too long ago – April 27, 2016 to be exact – former New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan spoke to a packed house of engaged Ottawa residents at the Aberdeen Pavilion in Lansdowne Park. Here is a clip of her takeaway message: when you change the street, you change the […]

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Celebrating the Champlain Oaks Project: Riverine Forest Gets New Trees

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, Riverine Forest was the site of an important urban tree planting project. Riverine Forest is a small woodland located on the edge of Champlain Park in the Westboro neighbourhood of Ottawa.  Residents and volunteers from the Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA), with the support of the National Capital Commission (NCC), […]

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Trudeau needs to stop Energy East pipeline reviews and overhaul NEB

Over 50 organizations from across Canada, including Ecology Ottawa, call on PM Trudeau to shut down the review of the Energy East and the NEB process pending urgently needed reforms. In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister and Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, these groups point out the inappropriate actions of two of the NEB review […]

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Why do we need a Pathmaker?

Why this position at this time? Ecology Ottawa is a not-for-profit, grassroots and volunteer-driven organization working to make Ottawa the green capital of Canada. We have been working on sustainable transportation for five years through advocacy on issues like complete streets, light rail, bike lanes, street design, accessibility and funding for cycling and pedestrian infrastructure. […]

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Trees Cooperate and Communicate on the Forest Internet

  Trees have an internet all their own.   Hidden deep under those tree trunks is an intricate communication system with hubs and networks.   But this internet is not a place of selfies and cat videos, it’s a complex system of cooperation and sharing.  Suzanne Simard, a professor and professional forester at the University of British […]

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The Summer of Consultations: Ottawa and the Theatre of Listening

Last spring, the Premiers of the country met in Vancouver. The meeting led to the Vancouver Declaration on Clean Growth and Climate Change. This meeting was the follow-up to the government committing to 1.5 degrees’ maximum of global warming in Paris, last fall. In Vancouver, the federal government decided to set up a public consultation […]

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Welcoming the March to Save our Rivers

(Le français suit) Join Ecology Ottawa on Saturday, August 20th at Major’s Hill Park at 2:30PM to welcome the March to Save our Rivers organized by STOP Oléoduc Outaouais! The marchers will be entering the City of Ottawa and head to Parliament Hill, having marched for 6 days, all the way from Saint-André d’Argenteuil, along […]

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Energy East: Unnecessary Risks for Exaggerated Problems

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers argues that Canada urgently needs more pipeline capacity in order to deliver oil to domestic and world markets. They expect oil production to increase 28% by 2030 relative to 2015 and argue pipeline capacity is already nearing its limit. The Energy East pipeline is one of the projects that […]

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Conversations about pipelines at Bytown Day; a volunteer’s experience

I began an internship with Ecology Ottawa just over a month ago working on data management and communications. This position means that I spend all of my time in the office and not exactly at the forefront of the three campaigns, like our campaign leads, interns and volunteers. However on the Monday of the August […]

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