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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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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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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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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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Key facts from the Savaria report

[FRENCH] On October 5th Ecology Ottawa and the Council of Canadians released a report that shows how Energy East is great risk to Gatineau and Ottawa drinking water. Click here to find the press release. You can find here a summary of the most important findings from the Savaria report: 1. Features of the proposed Energy East […]

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The Summer of Consultations: Ottawa and the Theatre of Listening

Last spring, the Premiers of the country met in Vancouver. The meeting led to the Vancouver Declaration on Clean Growth and Climate Change. This meeting was the follow-up to the government committing to 1.5 degrees’ maximum of global warming in Paris, last fall. In Vancouver, the federal government decided to set up a public consultation […]

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Welcoming the March to Save our Rivers

(Le français suit) Join Ecology Ottawa on Saturday, August 20th at Major’s Hill Park at 2:30PM to welcome the March to Save our Rivers organized by STOP Oléoduc Outaouais! The marchers will be entering the City of Ottawa and head to Parliament Hill, having marched for 6 days, all the way from Saint-André d’Argenteuil, along […]

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Energy East: Unnecessary Risks for Exaggerated Problems

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers argues that Canada urgently needs more pipeline capacity in order to deliver oil to domestic and world markets. They expect oil production to increase 28% by 2030 relative to 2015 and argue pipeline capacity is already nearing its limit. The Energy East pipeline is one of the projects that […]

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