Category: From the Executive Director


Graham Saul is leaving Ecology Ottawa

After five years as Ecology Ottawa’s Executive Director, I am stepping down this week. My parting request is that you help make EcoFest, Ecology Ottawa’s tenth anniversary event on October 12, the largest celebration of the environmental movement in the history of…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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