Category: Campaign


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tepid and tentative City of Ottawa budget out of sync with the climate crisis

“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.”

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Budget 2020 – What does it mean for Ottawa’s environment?

On Wednesday, November 6, Mayor Jim Watson presented the draft city budget for 2020.

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The People’s Official Plan and responding to the climate emergency

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:

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Hold the Line: A campaign to stop urban sprawl

As part of the creation of a new Official Plan, Ottawa City Council is debating whether to expand Ottawa’s urban boundary.

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10,000 Trees and Counting

Our 2019 tree giveaways have been such a success, we are nearing our goal of 12,000 native tree seedlings distributed to Ottawa area residents!

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Fighting climate change starts with how you get around

Welcome to Know CO2, a campaign by Ecology Ottawa which aims to raise awareness of the climate impact of our gas-powered vehicles.

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A Disappointing Day for Transportation Safety in Ottawa

On June 12, City Council discussed the motion brought forward by Councillor Catherine McKenney on May 22 asking for the city to adopt Vision Zero policy and framework for eliminating all traffic fatalities and serious injury while promoting safe, healthy, and equitable transportation.

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Joint Letter by Thirteen Community Groups: We need Vision Zero now!

Twelve community groups across Ottawa penned a joint letter calling the City to adopt Vision Zero now.

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2nd volunteer training!

Miss the first volunteer training but still eager to get involved with the Elections campaign? Come to our 2nd volunteer training!

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It’s time for Ottawa to adopt Vision Zero

Ottawa can choose a better way forward – one that eliminates severe injury and death from our streets.

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