Category: Latest posts


Ottawa Council just failed its most important environmental test. What happens now?

Just now, the mayor and a majority on Ottawa City Council voted to dramatically worsen urban sprawl. This was the most important environmental vote this term of council, and will define the environmental legacy of most councillors’ entire careers.

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Join us! “What Sprawl Costs Ottawa” webinar – Tuesday, May 26 at 12pm

Ottawa city councillors are about to make the biggest decision – and probably the biggest mistake – of their political careers.

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Council Watch February Report

Welcome to Council Watch: click here to read the latest report.

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Earth Day Trivia Night 2020

We are thrilled to be launching our first ever online trivia night this coming Earth Day and you’re invited!

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A Different Meeting

by Linzi Redekop One of our supporters, Linzi, is “very passionate about protecting the land zones currently in place and discouraging urban sprawl”. As part of one of her assignments for her environmental justice class at Carleton, she was tasked…

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Volunteer opportunities 2020

Are you bilingual? We’re looking for some keen volunteers (3-4) who will help us translate emails, blog posts and posters. You can volunteer from home; You can volunteer flexible hours; You get to exercise your language skills! Email robb.barnes@ecologyottawa.ca Are…

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Hold The Line: A campaign to stop urban sprawl

The new Official Plan is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the city to hold the line on sprawl

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2020 Tree Giveaways

In 2020, Ecology Ottawa will be distributing 15,000 native tree seedlings free of charge to Ottawa area residents in an effort to re-plant our urban tree canopy. We are doing this because Ottawa’s urban tree canopy is under threat. Since…

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A citizen audit of green factors in Ottawa’s light rail stations

A citizen audit of green factors in Ottawa’s light rail stations

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Vision Zero nowhere in sight as city dithers with new Road Safety Action Plan

On Monday, November 25, Mayor Jim Watson and Coun. Stephen Blais launched the 2020-2024 Road Safety Action Plan.

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