Category: Living City


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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Need a green break? We’ve got a webinar for that!

How are you doing? These are strange and difficult times, and as much as we all know that physical distancing is what’s needed to combat this global pandemic, it doesn’t make the process easier. Here at Ecology Ottawa, we’ve been thinking about how we can continue to engage Ottawans and give you the tools to green-up your communities.

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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 emilie.grenier@ecologyottawa.ca Are…

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Greening Your Community: Where to Begin?

We want to support communities in deciding how to green their own neighbourhoods. Check out our latest tool to help you!

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The People’s Official Plan and responding to the climate emergency

On Thursday, August 22, we joined with other members of the People’s Official Plan coalition to respond to the city’s new Official Plan strategy document, entitled ‘5 Big Moves.’ The new documents lay out policy directions across five areas:

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Hold the Line: A campaign to stop urban sprawl

As part of the creation of a new Official Plan, Ottawa City Council is debating whether to expand Ottawa’s urban boundary.

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10,000 Trees and Counting

Our 2019 tree giveaways have been such a success, we are nearing our goal of 12,000 native tree seedlings distributed to Ottawa area residents!

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CELEBRATING BRITANNIA!

COME TO OUR COMMUNITY EVENT IN BRITANNIA! A free vegan & vegetarian community barbecue, full of fun and music! Come to celebrate our Green Infrastructure education and action campaign! Come out and get your free:  Tree seedlings  Splash guards  Downspout redirects  WHEN:…

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