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What is Conservative Adrian Papara afraid of?

A federal by-election is just around the corner in the riding of Ottawa-Vanier, slated for April 3. We at Ecology Ottawa thought this was a great occasion to hold an all-candidates’ debate on the environment. The debate, on March 31 from 7pm to 9pm, will show the people of Ottawa where the parties stand on critical […]

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Earth Day Celebration – Party like your Earth depends on it!

Join Ecology Ottawa on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017, for our first Earth Day Celebration at Makerspace North. Join us in a celebration of our wonderful planet and the people who have been working tirelessly to protect it. The Earth Day Celebration brings together individuals, organizations and businesses committed to and working towards a greener Ottawa. Hosted […]

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What can the City of Ottawa do to take action on climate change?

On Monday, February 6, Ecology Ottawa’s Executive Director Graham Saul was invited onto CBC’s Ottawa Morning radio show. Graham discussed the City of Ottawa’s options following an announcement that the federal government is offering cities money for everything from electric cars to flood-ready sewers. You can listen to the interview by clicking here.  

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Tell us your environmental priorities for 2017

[FRENCH] As we move into 2017, we want to know what’s important to you. Your priorities will help shape our work for the next year and beyond. Click any options below to get started. Which issue below is the top priority to you? It’s the start of a brand new year. 2017 marks a time […]

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Ecology Ottawa’s 2016-2019 Strategic Plan

In 2016, Ecology Ottawa solidifed a strategic plan for the 2016-2019 period. This plan articulates Ecology Ottawa’s vision around three major campaign themes – the Living City, the Active City and the Renewable City. The plan provides a high-level assessment of what we are trying to accomplish in each of these areas, and where we […]

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Benefits of ‘complete streets’ outweigh criticisms

Ottawa Citizen writer Kelly Egan  questions the merits of the City of Ottawa’s complete streets approach here. Below is a response from Robb Barnes at Ecology Ottawa, which was published in the Citizen here. I was disappointed to read Kelly Egan’s recent column on complete streets. He recalls conversations with road users who voice concerns […]

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#Throwback Thursday – A reminder from Janette Sadik-Khan

It’s Throwback Thursday. Not too long ago – April 27, 2016 to be exact – former New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan spoke to a packed house of engaged Ottawa residents at the Aberdeen Pavilion in Lansdowne Park. Here is a clip of her takeaway message: when you change the street, you change the […]

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Celebrating the Champlain Oaks Project: Riverine Forest Gets New Trees

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, Riverine Forest was the site of an important urban tree planting project. Riverine Forest is a small woodland located on the edge of Champlain Park in the Westboro neighbourhood of Ottawa.  Residents and volunteers from the Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA), with the support of the National Capital Commission (NCC), […]

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FREE TREES in honour of Jim MacNeill

Come by the Ecology Ottawa office to pick up a free tree in honour of Jim MacNeill (email velta.tomsons@ecologyottawa.ca to arrange a pickup). Upcoming events to get free events: Oct 8, and 15th – TreeFest Ottawa Nov 17 – Ecology Ottawa Eco Gala   Tree Ottawa is giving away free trees in memory of a […]

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Trees Cooperate and Communicate on the Forest Internet

  Trees have an internet all their own.   Hidden deep under those tree trunks is an intricate communication system with hubs and networks.   But this internet is not a place of selfies and cat videos, it’s a complex system of cooperation and sharing.  Suzanne Simard, a professor and professional forester at the University of British […]

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