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Petrie Island Spring Clean-up 2014

On Saturday May 31 and Saturday June 7, Friends of Petrie Island, Ecology Ottawa, Ottawa Riverkeeper and other committed volunteers came together to clean up and protect the wetlands of Petrie Island. One of many islands in the Ottawa River, Petrie Island constitutes a local treasure full of beautiful green colours, blooming flowers, turtle habitats, […]

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TransCanada’s Proposed Pipeline Unearths Serious Backlash at Ontario Energy Board’s Public Hearing

On Monday April 7th the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) held a public hearing in Stittsville for TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Energy East pipeline. After Ontario’s Minister of Energy asked the OEB to examine and report back on the proposed project in November 2013, the OEB began a series of public consultations in the communities that fall […]

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Ecology Ottawa Raises Concerns Over Train Traffic, Oil Spills from Energy East

April 3 – For Immediate Release Ecology Ottawa Raises Concerns Over Train Traffic, Oil Spills from Energy East Ottawa – While TransCanada is holding their second open house this evening in North Gower about the TransCanada pipeline, Ecology Ottawa has conducted its own research that points to the risks of dangerous train traffic that would […]

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Organizing the Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale 2014

Spring is around the corner, so planning is getting underway for one of Ecology Ottawa’s biggest events of the year, the Great Glebe GREEN Garage Sale, which will take place on Saturday, May 24. Ecology Ottawa is currently seeking volunteers to help plan and implement this exciting community event. We’re assembling a group of highly […]

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An Invitation to Tree Ottawa’s Tree House

We would like to invite you and your organization to be part of Tree Ottawa’s 5 year initiative! Please join us at Ottawa City Hall in the Champlain Room Saturday, March 8th! RSVP here

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Neil Young and friends to launch tour Sunday in Toronto to raise awareness for First Nations legal defence against oil sands development

Neil Young and Diana Krall will be touring this week, starting today, in support of the the  Athabasca Chipewyan First Nations legal defence fund. Here are the details: Neil Young and friends to launch tour Sunday in Toronto to raise awareness for First Nations legal defense against oil sands development TORONTO — Neil Young will launch […]

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Complete Streets petition handover 2013-11-25

Ecology Ottawa Policy Coordinator Trevor Haché went to City Hall on Monday to hand over the Complete Streets petition to the Chair of city council’s transportation committee, Keith Egli. There were over 3200 signatures on the petition calling for City Council to adopt a Complete Streets policy into the Transportation Master Plan. Ecology Ottawa thanks […]

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A lesson Ottawa can take from Toronto | Ottawa Citizen

Tobi Nussbaum’s op-ed published in the Ottawa Citizen’s online edition on Sunday argues that Ottawa should follow Toronto’s lead in using local improvement charges (LICs) to fund energy retrofits on private property within the city of Ottawa. Thanks to recent changes in provincial law that now permit municipalities to do so, Toronto plans to provide $20 […]

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Letter of Support – LICs for Energy Retrofits

October 31, 2013 Dear Mayor Jim Watson and Ottawa City Councillors, In May 2012, Ecology Ottawa and 16 other community groups, businesses and local energy retrofit contractors sent a letter to you asking the City of Ottawa to implement a pilot financing program for energy retrofits using the Local Improvement Charges system (also known as […]

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City of Ottawa urged to help homeowners save money, energy

Local businesses, community associations, environmental groups urge Mayor, City Council to follow Toronto’s leadership and implement pilot program here OTTAWA, Oct. 31, 2013 / – Thirty local businesses, community organizations and environmental groups wrote to Mayor Jim Watson and all Ottawa City Councillors today urging them to use Local Improvement Charges (LICs) to help homeowners […]

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