Is Ottawa a more active city as we move into 2018?

2017 is drawing to a close, which means it’s time to look back on the year that was and reflect on what’s next for the Ottawa environmental file. This update ...

This Giving Tuesday, support a greener Ottawa

Giving Tuesday is a day dedicated to giving back. With the spirit of the holidays drawing near, hear the stories of four Ecology Ottawa supporters and make a generous gift ...

Action Letter Tool – Demand City Funding for Climate Action

Climate change is the most critical environmental issue of our time. You know it, I know it, and our representatives at city council know it. That is why it is ...


Join us at Ottawa Tool Library’s Repair Café!

What is a Repair Café? Join us at the Ottawa Tool Library’s ...

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 ...

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Gillian’s story

Gillian grew up in the heart of Ottawa – right in the Glebe – and after spending a few years in British Columbia, she found herself back in her hometown, knocking on doors in her own neighbourhood to stop a proposed pipeline. “I believe that climate change is going to impact us all more and […]

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Laurine’s story

Laurine was the fifth student in an exchange program between Ecology Ottawa and Sciences Po, a prestigious French university. The language challenge, the new city, the overwhelming workload and the looming winter did not stop Laurine from making the most of her internship. “Before I applied, I hardly knew what type of work Ecology Ottawa […]

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Cathy’s story

You’ve probably heard of the term “sustainable development”, but did you know it was an Ottawa environmentalist that coined the term? James (Jim) McNeill was a pioneer environmentalist who coined the term in the Brundtland Commission’s report “Our Common Future.” Upon his passing, his daughter, Cathy Hodgins, made a generous donation to Ecology Ottawa to […]

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Andres’and Diana’s story

Andrés Javier Peña Cabra and Diana McCormick are both experts in their field in Bogota, Colombia. In early 2017, they chose Ottawa as their new home, and Ecology Ottawa as their first Canadian family, improving Ottawa’s streets using examples from Bogota, the global inspiration for sustainable cities. “When we landed, I knew I wanted to […]

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Preventing Climate Disaster: A Panel Discussion on Federal Climate Policy

On Wednesday, December 6th, Ecology Ottawa is hosting a free public talk at the downtown Ottawa Public Library about what the Federal government is doing to address climate change. Bringing their own unique policy focus, panelists will be touching on agricultural reform and dietary change, transportation, energy, and civil society engagement. WHEN December 06, 2017 […]

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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, strengthening Ottawa’s tree canopy, and moving forward on active transportation. Ecology Ottawa’s reactions to the draft budget’s announcements in each of these areas are below. […]

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Homegrown Solar: Last Chance for MicroFIT

Bring the power of solar energy into your home. 2017 is the last year to apply for the MicroFIT program. After 8 years of encouraging the development of renewable energy technology the Government of Ontario is discontinuing MicroFIT. Make sure you send in your application before December 28th 2017 for your own micro-scale renewable energy […]

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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 our hardworking volunteers who gave their time and energy into making this event happen. Without the support of volunteers like you, Ecology Ottawa wouldn’t be […]

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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 terminated the company’s proposed Energy East pipeline project. Energy East, which would ship 1.1 million barrels of diluted bitumen across Ottawa, posed a direct threat […]

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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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