Category: Climate Change


Ottawa Council just failed its most important environmental test. What happens now?

In the most important environmental vote this term, Ottawa City Council voted to dramatically worsen urban sprawl.

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Join us! “What Sprawl Costs Ottawa” webinar – Tuesday, May 26 at 12pm

Ottawa city councillors are about to make the biggest decision – and probably the biggest mistake – of their political careers.

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Join us! “Housing, Homelessness, and Climate Emergencies: How the Official Plan can Help Create a City for All” – Monday, May 25 at 7pm

On Monday, May 25, community groups and their supporters are hosting an important conversation about inequities, under-appreciated emergencies, and how the Official Plan can meaningfully address these urgent issues to help create a city for all.

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For Immediate Release: Former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to join Ecology Ottawa’s online Hold the Line rally

Former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Dr. Dianne Saxe will join an upcoming ‘Hold the Line’ rally hosted by Ecology Ottawa.

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Book recommendation: The Future We Choose

During these strange times of self-isolation and physical distancing, there’s no better chance to catch up on reading. Even better, to read something inspiring and relevant to a world that seems to change with each passing hour.

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A Different Meeting

by Linzi Redekop One of our supporters, Linzi, is “very passionate about protecting the land zones currently in place and discouraging urban sprawl”. As part of one of her assignments for her environmental justice class at Carleton, she was tasked…

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Act now! Just days left for Ottawa to take bold climate action

On March 30, city council will be deciding on the fate of our urban boundary. This may be the most important and long-lasting climate decision council will make this term.

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Six 2020 New Year's resolutions

2019 was an incredible year. Together, we changed the local climate conversation, engaged thousands in work to protect trees and green up neighbourhoods, and worked to make our city a safer place for pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable road users. As we head into 2020, we drew up a list of New Year’s resolutions that will shape our work over the coming months.

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Vote like their future depends on it – because it does

This is it. On Monday, October 21, Canadians will head to the polls and cast their votes.

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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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