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Got range anxiety? Your workplace has you covered

Switching to an electric vehicle just got easier! As part of the Climate Change Action Plan, the Ontario provincial government just announced an incentive program to help install EV charging stations at workplace. The Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Program…

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Ottawa’s Winter Cycling Survival Guide

In Ottawa, only 2.4% of commuters bike to work and when temperatures fall below 0°C most people turn in their bike for a car or transit pass. Cycling to work may offer many advantages to cars and public transit- a…

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Catherine, David and Tobi talk climate change and cities – A panel discussion

– What’s next for federal action on climate change, and what does this mean for cities like Ottawa? – What will a more climate-friendly Ottawa look like, and how will we get there? – What kinds of innovative climate solutions…

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Ecology Ottawa responds to Ontario’s Proposed Food and Organic Waste Framework

Ecology Ottawa joined organizations from across the province in submitting a joint submission in response to Ontario’s Proposed Food and Organic Waste Framework. Despite some concerns, we think the new framework is an important step forward in the move towards…

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Who’s managing your nuclear waste?

The post below is from our friends at Concerned Citizens of Renfrew County and Area, who have been closely monitoring recent developments on nuclear waste disposal plans at Chalk River. Just before the 2015 federal election, the Harper government handed…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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