Category: Climate Change


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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Catherine, David and Tobi talk climate change and cities – A panel discussion

– What’s next for federal action on climate change, and what does this mean for cities like Ottawa? – What will a more climate-friendly Ottawa look like, and how will we get there? – What kinds of innovative climate solutions…

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Federal Climate Action

Since the 2015 federal election, the Government of Canada has put renewed focus on the climate change file. As a result of initiatives such as the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, as well as legislative reviews and…

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Rebates for insulation and windows from Green Ontario Fund

Has that draft by the window been bothering you every winter? Time to finally address it once and for all, with help from the Ontario Green Fund’s rebates on insulation and high-performing windows! Upgrading your insulation is the most cost-effective way to…

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Save money and fight climate change

As the Ottawa’s chilly winter continues, does the heating bill burn an increasing hole in your family’s wallet? You’re not alone: the planet is also suffering from energy loss as Canadians try to shield their home from the elements. In…

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How renewable is our city as we move into 2018?

2017 is now behind us, and what a year it was. In many ways, the local climate file was dominated by two stories: the death of the Energy East pipeline and the failure of Ottawa City Hall to pass a…

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You’ll never believe what happened at City Hall today

Today was the big day – the City of Ottawa’s final 2018 budget was presented to council. It’s the last one before the election next fall, and a lot was riding on it. We were watching closely for commitments on climate…

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Joint Letter to Mayor Watson – Coalition of groups hand-deliver final plea to Mayor for urgent climate funding in 2018 City of Ottawa Budget

Below is the public letter from nine community groups, businesses and organizations calling on the Mayor’s financial commitment to climate change action in the 2018 Budget. A pdf version of the letter can also be found here. Office of Mayor…

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Preventing Climate Disaster: A Panel Discussion on Federal Climate Policy

On Wednesday, December 6th, Ecology Ottawa is hosting a free public talk at the downtown Ottawa Public Library about what the Federal government is doing to address climate change. Bringing their own unique policy focus, panelists will be touching on…

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Free Smart Thermostat & Installation for Eligible Ontario Homeowners

The Government of Ontario has launched the Green Ontario Fund to help people save money and fight climate change. The Green Ontario Fund is a new not-for-profit organization that is funded through Ontario’s cap and trade program, with $377 million…

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