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‘Power to Change’ Film Screening

OREC and the German Embassy of Ottawa are partnering with Ecology Ottawa for the Ottawa premiere of the German documentary Power to Change – the Energy Rebellion. The film will be followed by a discussion with by Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes, Vice-President of the European Renewable Energies Federation. You can reserve your seats for free by clicking here. […]

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What can the City of Ottawa do to take action on climate change?

On Monday, February 6, Ecology Ottawa’s Executive Director Graham Saul was invited onto CBC’s Ottawa Morning radio show. Graham discussed the City of Ottawa’s options following an announcement that the federal government is offering cities money for everything from electric cars to flood-ready sewers. You can listen to the interview by clicking here.  

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Help shape the future of Elgin St. and Hawthorne Ave. – Wed., Jan. 11

Do you frequent Elgin Street and Hawthorne Avenue? Do you feel unsafe when walking or biking on these busy roads? Are you interested in creating safe and welcoming streets in Centretown and Old Ottawa East?  Elgin Street and Hawthorne Avenue are going to undergo street renewal, and the City is holding a Public Open House […]

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Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Oct. 22, 2011) A view of solar panels being installed at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The solar farm is being installed to provide electricity for the ongoing expansion of Denich Gym at the naval station's Cooper Field sports complex. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Bill Mesta/Released)

What’s next for action on climate change in the City of Ottawa?

Will the City of Ottawa finally produce a meaningful Renewable Energy Strategy in 2017? Will Mayor Watson seize the historic opportunity represented by provincial and federal climate action to position our city as a leader on the most important issue facing humanity today? These are the key questions that Ecology Ottawa’s climate change campaign is […]

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What’s next for our living city? Trees, water, greenspace…

A million trees planted, a strong urban forest management plan for Ottawa, a new water environment strategy, and a long-term vision for greenspace connectivity and land acquisition in our city  – these are the things that Ecology Ottawa worked to promote in 2016 as part of our Living City campaign. With your support, we can […]

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What’s next for safe streets for Ottawa’s cyclists and pedestrians?

A plan to systematically build safer, more walkable, and bike-friendly streets, more money for Ottawa’s pedestrian and cycling infrastructure plans, and federal and provincial support for Stage 2 light rail – these were Ecology Ottawa’s sustainable transportation priorities going into this term of council. With 2016 coming to a close, it’s time to reflect on what […]

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Ecology Ottawa’s take on the City of Ottawa’s 2017 Budget

Ecology Ottawa met with representatives of the City of Ottawa in late November to discuss the 2017 draft Budget, which was tabled for approval at City Council on Wednesday, December 14. Below is the statement made by Ecology Ottawa at that meeting, updated with more recent budget information where applicable. Mayor Jim Watson 110 Laurier […]

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Voting Day in Ottawa-Vanier

[FRENCH] Today, Thursday, November 17th, is the provincial by-election in the riding of Ottawa-Vanier. It’s VOTING DAY! Ecology Ottawa attended the Ottawa-Vanier candidates’ forum last Thursday and heard from four candidates on the proposed Energy East pipeline. We asked candidates if they wouldoppose the construction of the proposed Energy East pipeline in light of the […]

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The Future is Renewable: Switch Ontario to 100% Renewable Energy

In the run-up to the provincial government’s Ottawa consultation on the Long-Term Energy Plan on November 23, Ecology Ottawa signed onto a joint letter with leading environmental organizations across Canada regarding the transition to 100% renewable energy. The text of this letter is below. It is time for Ontario to join the global movement toward […]

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All Candidates’ Forum for the Ottawa-Vanier By-election

[french follows] Join residents of Ottawa-Vanier to hear from candidates running in the November 10 provincial by-election. Ask the questions that are most important to you. The forum will feature: – André Marin (Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario) – Claude Bisson (Ontario New Democratic Party) – Nathalie Des Rosiers (Ontario Liberal Party) – Raphaël Morin […]

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