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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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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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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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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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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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Joint Letter to Mayor Watson – Coalition of groups hand-deliver final plea to Mayor for urgent climate funding in 2018 City of Ottawa Budget

Below is the public letter from nine community groups, businesses and organizations calling on the Mayor’s financial commitment to climate change action in the 2018 Budget. A pdf version of the letter can also be found here. Office of Mayor Jim Watson 110 Laurier Ave. West Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1 December 12, 2017 Dear Mayor […]

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