Volunteer Opportunities – June 2019

June has arrived and things are heating up at Ecology Ottawa! Join us by signing up for one or more of the volunteer opportunities below.

1. Bring trees to every corner of the city

This summer, we aim to give away 12,000 native tree seedlings to Ottawa residents across the city. We need volunteers to table at community events and engage with people, as well as volunteers to help us ‘bag and tag’ our tree seedlings in the office to prep them for events. To sign up, email: living.city.campaign@ecologyottawa.ca.

2. Canvass with us to promote green infrastructure in Britannia

We need your help going door-to-door and discussing green infrastructure with residents, handing out splash guards, and downspout redirects. You will gain communication and community outreach skills, and no experience is needed. To sign up, email: greeninfrastructure@ecologyottawa.ca.

3. Make climate change a priority in the upcoming federal election

In the last three years, Ottawa has seen catastrophic floods predicted to occur only once every 100 years. We have 11 years left to take bold climate action before this becomes the new normal. 

The upcoming federal election is a chance to create a movement for change, one that will transition us to a clean economy and resilient world. We can’t afford to wait. The time is now.

Join us to make a difference this election. To get started, join us for a volunteer training

4. Come to our Blair station bike and walk audits

We are working on a project to improve active transportation connectivity at Blair station, and we need your help! Together with a group of volunteers, we’ll walk and bike predetermined routes near the station and take notes on what we encounter along the way. Both audits take place on July 6, 2019.

Join us for our upcoming active transportation audits by clicking here.

5. Hold Ottawa City Council accountable with the Council Watch team

We are bringing back Council Watch, a campaign that keeps an eye on environmental decisions made at Ottawa City Hall. We’re looking for volunteers to attend council and committee meetings, track councillors’ votes and write blog posts. If you have been looking for an opportunity to engage in municipal affairs and local politics, this might be the opportunity for you. Email vi.bui@ecologyottawa.ca to get involved. 

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