Category: Living City


City of Ottawa Draft Budget 2021 – A tale of three budgets

On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, Mayor Jim Watson presented the City of Ottawa’s draft 2021 budget.

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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 keen to monitor City Hall? We’re looking for Council Watchers who will attend Council and Committee meetings and help produce monthly reports on the goings-on at City Hall. You will stay current with policies shaping your city; You…

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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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2019 Tree Giveaway Events

This year Ecology Ottawa is distributing 12,000 native tree seedlings free of charge to Ottawa area residents in efforts to re-plant our urban tree canopy. We are doing this because Ottawa’s urban tree canopy is under threat. Since 2008, the…

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Rain Garden Workshop

Come to our Green Infrastructure event

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