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Ecology Ottawa responds to Ontario’s Proposed Food and Organic Waste Framework

Ecology Ottawa joined organizations from across the province in submitting a joint submission in response to Ontario’s Proposed Food and Organic Waste Framework. Despite some concerns, we think the new framework is an important step forward in the move towards a province that embraces the principle of “zero waste.” Click here to see the full […]

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Who’s managing your nuclear waste?

The post below is from our friends at Concerned Citizens of Renfrew County and Area, who have been closely monitoring recent developments on nuclear waste disposal plans at Chalk River. Just before the 2015 federal election, the Harper government handed control of the Chalk River Laboratories nuclear site to a consortium of five multinational corporations. […]

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Status update: federal progress on climate change

Since the 2015 federal election, the Government of Canada has put renewed focus on the climate change file. As a result of initiatives such as the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, as well as legislative reviews and ongoing international commitments, the federal government is positioned to deliver progress on a range of […]

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How renewable is our city as we move into 2018?

2017 is now behind us, and what a year it was. In many ways, the local climate file was dominated by two stories: the death of the Energy East pipeline and the failure of Ottawa City Hall to pass a strong clean energy strategy.  First, the good news. On October 5, we woke up to […]

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What’s the state of our living city as we move into 2018?

Where did 2017 go? We have been looking forward to (and organizing around) Canada’s 150th for so long, it’s hard to believe it’s almost over. With a brand new year on the horizon, it seems an appropriate time to update you on what Ecology Ottawa’s Living City campaign – our work on trees, water and […]

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Is Ottawa a more active city as we move into 2018?

2017 is drawing to a close, which means it’s time to look back on the year that was and reflect on what’s next for the Ottawa environmental file. This update is part of our year-end fundraising drive. Our work is supported through the generous contributions of donors from across our city. Please consider making a monthly […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ecology Ottawa statement on 2018 City of Ottawa draft budget

November 8, 2017 (OTTAWA) – The City of Ottawa’s draft 2018 budget touched on all three of Ecology Ottawa’s main priority areas – action on climate change and clean energy, strengthening Ottawa’s tree canopy, and moving forward on active transportation. Ecology Ottawa’s reactions to the draft budget’s announcements in each of these areas are below. […]

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Join our team! We’re hiring a Clean Energy Organizer

Job description Ecology Ottawa Clean Energy Organizer Full time starting ASAP Ecology Ottawa is looking for a Clean Energy Organizer to join a dynamic team. The Clean Energy Organizer will organize to stop the proposed Energy East tar sands pipeline and promote action on climate change, while strengthening Ecology Ottawa’s volunteer and supporter network. This […]

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Action Alert: We need a real clean energy strategy for Ottawa

The City of Ottawa stands at a critical juncture for action on clean energy. Mayor Watson and City Council have an opportunity to initiate Ottawa’s clean energy transition with a strong Renewable Energy Strategy, but the window of opportunity for meaningful action is closing. Click here for a link to our petition calling on the […]

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What is Conservative Adrian Papara afraid of?

A federal by-election is just around the corner in the riding of Ottawa-Vanier, slated for April 3. We at Ecology Ottawa thought this was a great occasion to hold an all-candidates’ debate on the environment. The debate, on March 31 from 7pm to 9pm, will show the people of Ottawa where the parties stand on critical […]

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