Category: Latest posts


Meet Robb Barnes, Ecology Ottawa’s new Executive Director

Ecology Ottawa is excited to introduce our new Executive Director, Robb Barnes. When did you begin to call Ottawa home? I was born in Ottawa and raised in the west end, close to Bayshore Shopping Centre. Back then, those were the…

Read More

Rebates for insulation and windows from Green Ontario Fund

Has that draft by the window been bothering you every winter? Time to finally address it once and for all, with help from the Ontario Green Fund’s rebates on insulation and high-performing windows! Upgrading your insulation is the most cost-effective way to…

Read More

Save money and fight climate change

As the Ottawa’s chilly winter continues, does the heating bill burn an increasing hole in your family’s wallet? You’re not alone: the planet is also suffering from energy loss as Canadians try to shield their home from the elements. In…

Read More

How renewable is our city as we move into 2018?

2017 is now behind us, and what a year it was. In many ways, the local climate file was dominated by two stories: the death of the Energy East pipeline and the failure of Ottawa City Hall to pass a…

Read More

What’s the state of our living city as we move into 2018?

Where did 2017 go? We have been looking forward to (and organizing around) Canada’s 150th for so long, it’s hard to believe it’s almost over. With a brand new year on the horizon, it seems an appropriate time to update…

Read More

You’ll never believe what happened at City Hall today

Today was the big day – the City of Ottawa’s final 2018 budget was presented to council. It’s the last one before the election next fall, and a lot was riding on it. We were watching closely for commitments on climate…

Read More

Joint Letter to Mayor Watson – Coalition of groups hand-deliver final plea to Mayor for urgent climate funding in 2018 City of Ottawa Budget

Below is the public letter from nine community groups, businesses and organizations calling on the Mayor’s financial commitment to climate change action in the 2018 Budget. A pdf version of the letter can also be found here. Office of Mayor…

Read More

Is Ottawa a more active city as we move into 2018?

2017 is drawing to a close, which means it’s time to look back on the year that was and reflect on what’s next for the Ottawa environmental file. This update is part of our year-end fundraising drive. Our work is supported…

Read More

How Green is Ottawa City Hall Under Mayor Jim Watson?

  Ecology Ottawa grades mayor and city councillors for 2011 November 23, 2011 (Ottawa, ON) – Ecology Ottawa today released the 2011 edition of its environmental report card of Ottawa City Council. This fifth annual report card is the first…

Read More