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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Cap-and-trade withdrawal threatens to derail municipal climate progress across Ontario

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Cap-and-trade withdrawal threatens to derail municipal climate progress across Ontario

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Induced demand and its effects on transportation

    Say you get a deal on avocados. So instead of buying one or two avocados to put in a salad, you take six home assuming you will have ample for some other dish. You make the salad and…

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New Report: Municipal Climate Action Needs Provincial Support to Succeed

A new report card released by the Urban Climate Alliance (UCA) shows how municipal governments in Ottawa, Toronto, Oakville, Hamilton and Windsor are getting ready for climate change and the news isn’t good.

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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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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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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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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…

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Gillian’s story

Gillian grew up in the heart of Ottawa – right in the Glebe – and after spending a few years in British Columbia, she found herself back in her hometown, knocking on doors in her own neighbourhood to stop a…

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