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Clean Energy Days – April 25-29th, 2017

From April 24th to April 29th Ecology Ottawa is taking part in Clean Energy Days. This a week of meetings between Councillors and concerned community members to lobby for a real Renewable Energy Strategy in the City of Ottawa, as well as representatives from Community Associations all over the city who will be meeting with […]

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Join our team! We’re hiring a Clean Energy Organizer

Job description Ecology Ottawa Clean Energy Organizer Full time starting ASAP Ecology Ottawa is looking for a Clean Energy Organizer to join a dynamic team. The Clean Energy Organizer will organize to stop the proposed Energy East tar sands pipeline and promote action on climate change, while strengthening Ecology Ottawa’s volunteer and supporter network. This […]

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Action Alert: We need a real clean energy strategy for Ottawa

The City of Ottawa stands at a critical juncture for action on clean energy. Mayor Watson and City Council have an opportunity to initiate Ottawa’s clean energy transition with a strong Renewable Energy Strategy, but the window of opportunity for meaningful action is closing. Click here for a link to our petition calling on the […]

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Ottawa-Vanier All-Candidates’ Environment Debate

Ecology Ottawa is partnering with Citizens for Public Justice, the Lowertown Community Association and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa to hold an all-candidates’ debate on the environment in the run-up to the Ottawa-Vanier federal by-election. RSVP today by clicking here. The event will feature Nira Dookeran (Green Party of Canada), Mona Fortier (Liberal Party […]

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Get Involved Today!

Ecology Ottawa joined Council of Canadians and indigenous rights activists in October 2016 for a discussion on protecting water and opposing the proposed Energy East pipeline. You can take action to protect Ottawa’s water, land and climate today. Get involved with Ecology Ottawa! Visit us at ecologyottawa.ca/volunteer

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Draft Ecology Ottawa Comments to the NEB Modernization Panel

On Wednesday, February 22 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy (3 boulevard du Casino, Gatineau), the National Energy Board (NEB) Modernization Panel will be in town to hear ideas on how the NEB can be improved. For years, the viability of the NEB – the federal regulator tasked with overseeing interprovincial or international energy projects – has […]

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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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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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