Category: Climate Change


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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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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Call your Councillor to Support the Climate Emergency Declaration

On April 16, councillor Shawn Menard will table a motion to the Environment Committee declaring a Climate Emergency and proposing bold actions to safeguard Ottawa’s neighbourhoods and ecosystems. Help us build support for this motion by contacting your councillor and…

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ACTION ALERT: Ottawa, this is a climate emergency

UPDATE: The motion passed the Environment Committee 6-2, and will go to City Council on Wednesday, April 24. We still need your help building support for this motion. Please call your councillor and the Mayor today! The United Nations has…

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My First Protest is One for the Climate

I recently attended my first protest… ever.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ecology Ottawa thanks Dalton McGuinty for his leadership on lowering Ottawa’s greenhouse gas emissions

The City of Ottawa’s most recent emissions report demonstrates that years-old provincial policy is having more of an impact on Ottawa’s emission reductions than any measures being taken by the municipal government.

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