Category: Latest posts


Reducing Ottawa’s carbon pollution and preserving our urban green space: A balancing act

Ottawa’s population is increasing, and like all growing cities, we face an inherent tension between preserving our living environment and meeting the needs of the human population. Like other cities – especially North American ones – Ottawa has a long…

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Eco Gala 2020 — Save the Date!

Join us this November for a digital gala experience.

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You’re invited! Cumberland Ward Environment Debate

All candidates who responded to our questionnaire are invited to participate in an online debate on environmental issues.

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Defend Ottawa’s Trees

Ecology Ottawa has been fighting tirelessly since 2014 to protect Ottawa’s trees, starting with our very first tree petition in 2015. In 2017, our city got some very exciting news when the City of Ottawa adopted its first ever Urban Forest…

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Tree Fundraiser 2020

Plant Ottawa’s future tree canopy!

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4 Ways To Champion Biodiversity

When it comes to protecting biodiversity, cities do best when they make data-driven decisions to improve land-use. Ottawa can do more to protect local nature by collecting ecosystem data to improve local policies and you can help.

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Making a Difference with Data

Whenever someone asks me what my job entails, and I follow-up excitedly saying ‘data management’, I see their eyes gloss over as all hope of an interesting conversation fades. What many of my friends and colleagues fail to recognize is…

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An action plan for 15-minute neighbourhoods

Even with the major setback of the city’s urban boundary expansion, an ambitious uptake of policies that build walkable, 15-minute neighbourhoods will combat urban sprawl while making our city more livable

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

In the most important environmental vote this term, Ottawa City Council voted to dramatically worsen urban sprawl.

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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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