‘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 ...


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 onto CBC’s Ottawa Morning radio show. Graham discussed the City of Ottawa’s options following an announcement that the ...


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 ...



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 ...

Ecology Ottawa’s 2016-2019 Strategic Plan

In 2016, Ecology Ottawa solidifed a strategic plan for the 2016-2019 period. ...

Restorations Map – Adopt a Street

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

Recent Posts


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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Draft Ecology Ottawa Comments to the NEB Modernization Panel

On Wednesday, February 22 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy (3 boulevard du Casino, Gatineau), the National Energy Board (NEB) Modernization Panel will be in town to hear ideas on how the NEB can be improved. For years, the viability of the NEB – the federal regulator tasked with overseeing interprovincial or international energy projects – has […]

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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 special project that touches on one of Ecology Ottawa’s three core campaign areas. Our core campaign areas focus on: trees and water (“Living City”); energy […]

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Elgin Street

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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Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Oct. 22, 2011) A view of solar panels being installed at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The solar farm is being installed to provide electricity for the ongoing expansion of Denich Gym at the naval station's Cooper Field sports complex. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Bill Mesta/Released)

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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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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Benefits of ‘complete streets’ outweigh criticisms

Ottawa Citizen writer Kelly Egan  questions the merits of the City of Ottawa’s complete streets approach here. Below is a response from Robb Barnes at Ecology Ottawa, which was published in the Citizen here. I was disappointed to read Kelly Egan’s recent column on complete streets. He recalls conversations with road users who voice concerns […]

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Gwen’s story

“Recording, through my drawings, trees that are no longer there – and trees in whose presence we can still rejoice – and sharing that with so many concerned citizens was a profound and moving experience.” Gwen Frankton is an artist whose story shows how Ecology Ottawa supporters are using their talent, time and effort to make […]

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Voting Day in Ottawa-Vanier

[FRENCH] Today, Thursday, November 17th, is the provincial by-election in the riding of Ottawa-Vanier. It’s VOTING DAY! Ecology Ottawa attended the Ottawa-Vanier candidates’ forum last Thursday and heard from four candidates on the proposed Energy East pipeline. We asked candidates if they wouldoppose the construction of the proposed Energy East pipeline in light of the […]

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Crowds of Ecology Ottawa Supporters

Eco Gala Annual Dinner

When and Where: This Thursday, November 17. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. dinner at 7 p.m. St. Elias Banquet Centre, 750 Ridgewood Ave. Ottawa [map below] Guest speaker: Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Dr. Dianne Saxe NOTE: If you’ve already bought your tickets remember that they’re “virtual” which means we’ve got your name (and those of […]

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