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Share your Data with Ontario’s Green Button

View and share your electricity data through Ontario’s Green Button initiative. Access to smart meter data—and the ability to share that data with innovative applications, products, services, and solutions—can help Ottawa households and businesses conserve energy and better manage their electricity bills. Click here for information on participating utilities and solution providers. The Green Button […]

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Homegrown Solar: Last Chance for MicroFIT

Bring the power of solar energy into your home. 2017 is the last year to apply for the MicroFIT program. After 8 years of encouraging the development of renewable energy technology the Government of Ontario is discontinuing MicroFIT. Make sure you send in your application before December 28th 2017 for your own micro-scale renewable energy […]

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BREAKING: TransCanada has officially abandoned the Energy East pipeline

For immediate release – Ecology Ottawa celebrates the demise of the Energy East pipeline October 5, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Ecology Ottawa is celebrating TransCanada’s announcement earlier today that officially terminated the company’s proposed Energy East pipeline project. Energy East, which would ship 1.1 million barrels of diluted bitumen across Ottawa, posed a direct threat […]

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Join our team! Clean Energy Outreach Volunteer

Ecology Ottawa is looking for an Energy East Outreach Volunteer to join our dynamic team. The Clean Energy Outreach Volunteer will organize to stop the proposed Energy East tar sands pipeline by reaching out to key members of the community and inviting them to join our campaign. This position involves immersion in the tools and […]

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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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The Future is Renewable: Switch Ontario to 100% Renewable Energy

In the run-up to the provincial government’s Ottawa consultation on the Long-Term Energy Plan on November 23, Ecology Ottawa signed onto a joint letter with leading environmental organizations across Canada regarding the transition to 100% renewable energy. The text of this letter is below. It is time for Ontario to join the global movement toward […]

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The Summer of Consultations: Ottawa and the Theatre of Listening

Last spring, the Premiers of the country met in Vancouver. The meeting led to the Vancouver Declaration on Clean Growth and Climate Change. This meeting was the follow-up to the government committing to 1.5 degrees’ maximum of global warming in Paris, last fall. In Vancouver, the federal government decided to set up a public consultation […]

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5 Most Common Concerns from Recent Climate Townhall

Last nights Ottawa Vanier Town Hall was a fantastic demonstration of grassroots democracy in its rawest form: concerned citizens meeting with their elected officials in order to work towards solutions. Over the course of the evening, two things struck me as interesting: First, was the diverse age range in attendance. Whether they were fourteen, forty,  or seventy-five, […]

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