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 ...


Why I Volunteer With Ecology Ottawa

I like to bike. I bike to campus. I bike to the store to pick up groceries. I bike to the gym. And even when I used to work out ...


Restorations Map – Adopt a Street

Turn your street into a Complete Street. Click on the map to see if a street in your neighbourhood is planned to undergo major construction!



Energy East: Unnecessary Risks for Exaggerated Problems

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers argues that Canada urgently needs more ...

5 Most Common Concerns from Recent Climate Townhall

Last nights Ottawa Vanier Town Hall was a fantastic demonstration of grassroots democracy ...

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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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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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Lessons from Life: Why I joined Ecology Ottawa

I first came to know about Ecology Ottawa when I was looking for summer internships, and I mean, what better way to profess my love to the environment by joining the Ottawa city renewable team! My passion for the environment sparked during the BP oil spill. The spill caused a lot of harm to the […]

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Orleans Climate Town Hall Meeting: Progress Being Made Within Imperfection

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orléans hosted the last of Ottawa’s Canada Climate Action consultations. With over 100 people filling the room, Ecology Ottawa volunteers hurried to get extra chairs into the tightly packed room. The consultation started with brief presentations by Orleans MP Andrew Leslie and MPP Marie-France Lalonde: they […]

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Volunteer Opportunity – Eco Gala 2016

Join the Eco Gala 2016 planning and organizing team! Ecology Ottawa is having its 9th annual fundraising dinner this October, 2016 and we need your help to make Eco Gala 2016 a success! This event always sells out and this year we plan to have over 550 guests in the room – including keynote speakers, […]

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Opposition to Energy East an Easy Decision for Former Calgarian

What is wrong with you people?! – Those were the words immediately out of my step-dad’s mouth as he heard about my exciting new position at Ecology Ottawa. That new position, is replacing my friend Avery Dawes on the Tar Free 613 Campaign, a grassroots movement opposing TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline here in Ottawa, which is proposed to […]

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Volunteer Opportunity – Data Entry Team Member

Ecology Ottawa is looking for volunteers to help with managing and entering data. If you are looking to gain some experience or build your resume by working for a great organization, we would love to hear from you! Responsibilities Enter data into excel collected from campaign petitions or Ecology Ottawa events. Update profiles of people […]

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Orleans Climate Change Consultation With MP Andrew Leslie

The next iteration of the Canada Climate Action consultations in Ottawa will be held in the federal riding of Orléans on 20 July. There, MP Andrew Leslie will meet with constituents to hear their thoughts on climate change and how we as a country can best ameliorate the effects thereof. It will be held at […]

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Ottawa Vanier Climate Change Town Hall Information

The next iteration of the Canada Climate Action consultations in Ottawa will be held in the federal riding of Vanier on 11 July. There, Councillor Fleury, Nussbaum and Tierney will meet with constituents to hear their thoughts on climate change and how we as a country can best ameliorate the effects thereof. It will be […]

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Nepean Climate Town Hall Meeting: Another Step Forward

Last Saturday morning, Nepean Federal MP Chandra Arya hosted a Climate Town Hall meeting to share ideas about what the current government and Canadians can do to reduce and adapt to climate change. The meeting began with a presentation by Mr. Arya in front of over 60 residents of Nepean. The MP went into detail […]

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