• Ottawa Council just failed its most important environmental test. What happens now?

    Just now, the mayor and a majority on Ottawa City Council voted to dramatically worsen urban sprawl. This was the most important environmental vote this term of council, and will define the environmental legacy of most councillors’ entire careers.

  • Ottawa’s urban boundary decision – What’s at stake on May 27?

    On Wednesday, May 27, councillors and the mayor will decide whether or not to expand Ottawa’s urban boundary. This decision, to be made as part of the development of Ottawa’s new Official Plan, will guide the shape of our city until 2046. Because of the many issues at play, the vote on urban expansion will define the environmental legacy of most councillors’ careers.

  • Book recommendation: The Future We Choose

    During these strange times of self-isolation and physical distancing, there’s no better chance to catch up on reading. Even better, to read something inspiring and relevant to a world that seems to change with each passing hour.

  • Safe Streets, Healthy Streets

    As the Covid-19 pandemic spreads around the world, cities are struggling to find innovative ways to safeguard public health while providing residents with access to fresh air and exercise.

  • Hold The Line: A campaign to stop urban sprawl

    The new Official Plan is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the city to hold the line on sprawl

Living City

The Living City will integrate nature into the very fabric of urban planning, defend trees, plants, animals, rivers and greenspace and solve challenges by working with – not against – nature.

Active City

The Active City will build safe streets for all users, ages and abilities; focus on moving people, not just cars, and connect communities with world class transportation.

Renewable City

The Renewable City knows that 100% renewable energy is 100% possible; says “no” to new fossil fuel infrastructure, and creates clean energy jobs.

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Ottawa Council just failed its most important environmental test. What happens now?

Just now, the mayor and a majority on Ottawa City Council voted to dramatically worsen urban sprawl. This was the most important environmental vote this term of council, and will define the environmental legacy of most councillors’ entire careers.

Ottawa’s urban boundary decision – What’s at stake on May 27?

On Wednesday, May 27, councillors and the mayor will decide whether or not to expand Ottawa’s urban boundary. This decision, to be made as part of the development of Ottawa’s new Official Plan, will guide the shape of our city until 2046. Because of the many issues at play, the vote on urban expansion will define the environmental legacy of most councillors’ careers.

Join us! “What Sprawl Costs Ottawa” webinar – Tuesday, May 26 at 12pm

Ottawa city councillors are about to make the biggest decision – and probably the biggest mistake – of their political careers.

Hold The Line: A campaign to stop urban sprawl

The new Official Plan is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the city to hold the line on sprawl

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2020 Tree Giveaways

In 2020, Ecology Ottawa will be distributing 15,000 native tree seedlings free of charge to Ottawa area residents in an effort to re-plant our urban tree canopy. We are doing this because Ottawa’s urban tree canopy is under threat. Since…

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Ecology Ottawa is a volunteer-driven, grassroots environmental organization working to make Ottawa the green capital of Canada. Your donation today will be used to fuel our campaign initiatives and help maintain an office where our volunteers and core staff can meet…

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