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The biggest year ever for climate change action starts February 16

Ottawa residents are facing an unprecedented opportunity for a breakthrough on climate change over the next year. We have entered one of those rare periods when our municipal, provincial and federal governments all have a mandate for action and a desire to move in the right direction. Each level of government is in the process […]

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You In?

What an election! For the first time in almost ten years Ottawa’s municipal, provincial AND federal governments are all promising to show leadership on climate change and the environment. We need to seize this day and that’s why Ecology Ottawa has joined a massive coalition that is organizing a family-friendly march in the City of […]

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This Could be Close

It’s no secret. Ottawa-area ridings like Orléans and Ottawa West—Nepean are two of around 70 swing ridings spread across the country. All of the parties know that ridings like these are critical to their success on election day – October 19th. Ecology Ottawa is working hard to promote environmental leadership in the federal election, but we […]

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Our Analysis of the City of Ottawa’s Environmental Priorities

The City of Ottawa just announced its environmental priorities for the next four years but there is still time for you to help move the City in the right direction. This post lays out Ecology Ottawa’s initial assessment of the City’s proposed Term of Council Priorities, a document outlining what the mayor and council are planning […]

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Thank You Ottawa for Another GREAT Great GREEN Glebe Garage Sale

Thanks to Ecology Ottawa volunteers and especially to all of the people of Ottawa who visited the Great GREEN Glebe Garage Sale last weekend. It was the greatest ever. Here’s why: We raised money and are sharing it with the Ottawa Food Bank We collected unwanted items from at least 175 donors across the city, […]

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What Ecology Ottawa will be watching for in today’s Term of Council Priorities report.

In October Ottawa elected a new city council. At the time Ecology Ottawa approached councillors across the city and met with many of them. We told them clearly what our priorities were and offered to work with them. Today the public gets its first look at the official document that defines the City of Ottawa’s priorities […]

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Seven upcoming events you won’t want to miss! April is going to be huge.

Whether it’s celebrating Earth Day, getting answers from politicians on climate change, marching in Quebec City, promoting cycling and trees in Ottawa, or pushing for environmental leadership in this year’s federal election, April is going to be a huge, huge, huge month. Here are seven upcoming events that will let you take advantage of the […]

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Your Decision, Your Vote: Ottawa’s Election is 2 Days Away!

Election Day in Ottawa is on MONDAY so here are some thoughts on how you can get involved. 1.   We just released a new report on where the Mayoral candidates stand on key environmental issues. We’ve also organized all of the council candidate responses ward-by-ward in order to help you find your candidates and their […]

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National CBC Exposure

Ecology Ottawa’s Executive Director Graham Saul was recently featured in a CBC investigation on grassroots environmental organizing. The web-based feature began: Environmentalists shift focus to more grassroots, less government – Facing a less friendly government, green groups leave Ottawa in pursuit of public support Global warming is not the only kind of climate change environmental groups […]

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Election survey shows whopping majority of candidates see city role on climate change

In our second report on where candidates stand, the agreement is overwhelming.  91% of those polled agree there is a role for the City of Ottawa in tackling climate change.  More than eight in ten will push for the full implementation of the city’s new climate change management plan and an equally high percentage would work to see the […]

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