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Got range anxiety? Your workplace has you covered

Switching to an electric vehicle just got easier! As part of the Climate Change Action Plan, the Ontario provincial government just announced an incentive program to help install EV charging stations at workplace. The Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program offers employers up to 80% the cost of installing level 2 charging stations at your […]

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It’s Time to Plug in! – Debunking Myths About Electric Vehicles

  In Ottawa , transportation accounts for 40% of all greenhouse gas emissions. One of the most significant actions people can take in their daily lives to combat climate change is changing their reliance on gas-powered vehicles. Electric vehicles (EVs) produce zero carbon emissions and are becoming increasingly efficient and practical as an alternative.   […]

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Catherine, David and Tobi talk climate change and cities – A panel discussion

– What’s next for federal action on climate change, and what does this mean for cities like Ottawa? – What will a more climate-friendly Ottawa look like, and how will we get there? – What kinds of innovative climate solutions are other cities and countries bringing to the table, and what can we learn from […]

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Meet Robb Barnes, Ecology Ottawa’s new Executive Director

Ecology Ottawa is excited to introduce our new Executive Director, Robb Barnes. When did you begin to call Ottawa home? I was born in Ottawa and raised in the west end, close to Bayshore Shopping Centre. Back then, those were the outer limits of the city. I recall walking down the street and crossing the Nepean-Ottawa […]

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Rebates for insulation and windows from Green Ontario Fund

Has that draft by the window been bothering you every winter? Time to finally address it once and for all, with help from the Ontario Green Fund’s rebates on insulation and high-performing windows! Upgrading your insulation is the most cost-effective way to cut energy costs in your home. As much as 25% of your energy bill is spent […]

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More ways to save energy and fight climate change

As the Ottawa’s chilly winter continues, does the heating bill burn an increasing hole in your family’s wallet? You’re not alone: the planet is also suffering from energy loss as Canadians try to shield their home from the elements. In fact, the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions comes from heating and cooling your homes, […]

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You’ll never believe what happened at City Hall today

Today was the big day – the City of Ottawa’s final 2018 budget was presented to council. It’s the last one before the election next fall, and a lot was riding on it. We were watching closely for commitments on climate change, sustainable transportation, and protection of the trees, water and greenspace that make up our […]

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This Giving Tuesday, support a greener Ottawa

Giving Tuesday is a day dedicated to giving back. With the spirit of the holidays drawing near, hear the stories of four Ecology Ottawa supporters and make a generous gift to support our work! It has been a busy 2017 at Ecology Ottawa. With the support of thousands of volunteers and hundreds of donors, we ushered […]

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Gillian’s story

Gillian grew up in the heart of Ottawa – right in the Glebe – and after spending a few years in British Columbia, she found herself back in her hometown, knocking on doors in her own neighbourhood to stop a proposed pipeline. “I believe that climate change is going to impact us all more and […]

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Laurine’s story

Laurine was the fifth student in an exchange program between Ecology Ottawa and Sciences Po, a prestigious French university. The language challenge, the new city, the overwhelming workload and the looming winter did not stop Laurine from making the most of her internship. “Before I applied, I hardly knew what type of work Ecology Ottawa […]

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