Archive | Campaign RSS feed for this archive

BREAKING: TransCanada has officially abandoned the Energy East pipeline

For immediate release – Ecology Ottawa celebrates the demise of the Energy East pipeline October 5, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Ecology Ottawa is celebrating TransCanada’s announcement earlier today that officially terminated the company’s proposed Energy East pipeline project. Energy East, which would ship 1.1 million barrels of diluted bitumen across Ottawa, posed a direct threat […]

Continue Reading

Canupy: Symposium and Chance to Adopt a Tree!

Tree Ottawa has been working with artist Jean Bridge surrounding the Canupy: Achilles Shadow art installation that is part of the Canadensis: Beyond the Edge Artists’ Garden installation at the Experimental Farms for the past two years. This art installation, composed of orphan trees that Jean and Tree Ottawa collected across Ottawa for the last […]

Continue Reading

Free Smart Thermostat & Installation for Eligible Ontario Homeowners

The Government of Ontario has launched the Green Ontario Fund to help people save money and fight climate change. The Green Ontario Fund is a new not-for-profit organization that is funded through Ontario’s cap and trade program, with $377 million invested from the carbon market. The goal of the new organization is to create incentive […]

Continue Reading

You can make Ottawa the leader in climate change action

Cities are at the forefront of climate change action. In Ottawa, we are building a movement of residents who care about not only fighting climate change, but also building greener, more sustainable cities. You are at the core of this movement, and now is a critical moment to come together. The City of Ottawa is at […]

Continue Reading

Sign our Commuter Cycling Pledge

Sign the Commuter Cycling Pledge. Cycling to work offers many advantages to cars and public transit – a morning workout, a pass on traffic, and zero carbon emissions. The last point is especially important given that 40% of Ottawa’s carbon emissions are from transportation. And yet, only 2.2% of commuters bike to work. Whether you are an avid […]

Continue Reading

Take Action on Climate Change in Ottawa

Update #1 10/31/17: Last Chance for MicroFIT! Have you ever wanted to generate solar energy from your own home? Sign up for the MicroFIT program before applications close on December 28, 2017. Climate change is scary, but taking action doesn’t have to be. It is often difficult to settle on real, tangible changes you can make […]

Continue Reading

Join our team! Clean Energy Outreach Volunteer

Ecology Ottawa is looking for an Energy East Outreach Volunteer to join our dynamic team. The Clean Energy Outreach Volunteer will organize to stop the proposed Energy East tar sands pipeline by reaching out to key members of the community and inviting them to join our campaign. This position involves immersion in the tools and […]

Continue Reading

The Ottawa Disability Coalition’s Walk Audit Report

Ecology Ottawa helped the Ottawa Disability Coalition (ODC) format this report. This report covers audits of Sandy Hill, Colonnade Road, and the Ottawa Hospital Riverside Campus and Professional Building. The audits assess the accessibility of these areas for pedestrians who use mobility devices, and provides recommendations as well as tips on how to conduct your […]

Continue Reading

Volunteer opportunities: Join our team this summer

If you’re looking for more ways to enjoy the summer and help promote healthy greenspace, advocate for clean energy or divert waste from landfills, Ecology Ottawa has you covered. Check out our volunteer positions below! 1. Volunteer for the Green Team at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Golf Tournament, August 21-27 The Ladies Professional Golf Association will be teeing […]

Continue Reading

A New Urban Forest Management Plan is Officially On its Way to City Council

On Tuesday, June 20th 2017, Ecology Ottawa appeared at City Hall to congratulate the City of Ottawa for developing a new Urban Forest Management Plan draft, and to gift the council with a tree composed of the names of our petition signers. In the wake of the emerald ash borer crisis, we wanted the City […]

Continue Reading