Category: Climate Change


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

Just now, the mayor and a majority on Ottawa City Council voted to dramatically worsen urban sprawl. This was the most important environmental vote this term of council, and will define the environmental legacy of most councillors’ entire careers.

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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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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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Hold the Line: A campaign to stop urban sprawl

As part of the creation of a new Official Plan, Ottawa City Council is debating whether to expand Ottawa’s urban boundary.

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Renewable City Campaign Meeting

We invite you to come out and have your say in what Ecology Ottawa’s Renewable City campaign looks like over the next few months.

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Explainer: Is climate change the cause of the 2019 Ottawa River flooding?

Lots of people struggle with the idea that our current flooding may be caused by climate change.

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Explainer: What Does the Climate Emergency Resolution Mean for Ottawa?

We dig into the weeds.

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Call your Councillor to Support the Climate Emergency Declaration

On April 16, the Environment Committee voted 6-2 to declare a Climate Emergency and propose bold actions to safeguard Ottawa’s neighbourhoods and ecosystems. This motion will now go to City Council on April 24. Help us build support for this…

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