Category: Climate Change


Victory at the Environment Committee!

April 16 was a historic day for climate action in Ottawa. The Standing Committee on Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management voted 6-2 to declare Climate Emergency. The day started early for Ecology Ottawa supporters! At 8:30 AM, an hour…

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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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On climate policy, Ontario will leave Doug Ford behind

If there is enough political will at the federal level, Doug Ford may be making himself irrelevant to climate progress in Canada.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Cap-and-trade withdrawal threatens to derail municipal climate progress across Ontario

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Cap-and-trade withdrawal threatens to derail municipal climate progress across Ontario

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New Report: Municipal Climate Action Needs Provincial Support to Succeed

A new report card released by the Urban Climate Alliance (UCA) shows how municipal governments in Ottawa, Toronto, Oakville, Hamilton and Windsor are getting ready for climate change and the news isn’t good.

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Got range anxiety? Your workplace has you covered

Switching to an electric vehicle just got easier! As part of the Climate Change Action Plan, the Ontario provincial government just announced an incentive program to help install EV charging stations at workplace. The Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program…

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