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…
Looking ahead, we’re sure you see many challenges and opportunities. Share what you want to see from the city in the months and years to come.
2019 was an incredible year. Together, we changed the local climate conversation, engaged thousands in work to protect trees and green up neighbourhoods, and worked to make our city a safer place for pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable road users. As we head into 2020, we drew up a list of New Year’s resolutions that will shape our work over the coming months.
Innovative Financing – Reducing greenhouse gases in Ottawa’s built environment
As we approach the end of 2019, we can’t shake the feeling – this was the year the ground shifted in the fight for climate action.
On Monday, November 25, Mayor Jim Watson and Coun. Stephen Blais launched the 2020-2024 Road Safety Action Plan.
Connecting light rail transit with active transportation
“Cities around the world are responding to the climate crisis with innovative policies that tackle emissions while enhancing livability, community connections and public health. By contrast, Ottawa’s 2020 budget is tepid and tentative. It fixes small issues at the margins while aggravating many of the environmental challenges currently facing our city.”
On Wednesday, November 6, Mayor Jim Watson presented the draft city budget for 2020.
We want to support communities in deciding how to green their own neighbourhoods. Check out our latest tool to help you!
On Thursday, August 22, we joined with other members of the People’s Official Plan coalition to respond to the city’s new Official Plan strategy document, entitled ‘5 Big Moves.’ The new documents lay out policy directions across five areas:
As part of the creation of a new Official Plan, Ottawa City Council is debating whether to expand Ottawa’s urban boundary.
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.
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.
The Renewable City knows that 100% renewable energy is 100% possible; says “no” to new fossil fuel infrastructure, and creates clean energy jobs.