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Your input is needed! Help guide our work through 2020 and beyond

Looking ahead, we’re sure you see many challenges and opportunities. Share what you want to see from the city in the months and years to come.

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Six 2020 New Year's resolutions

2019 was an incredible year. Together, we changed the local climate conversation, engaged thousands in work to protect trees and green up neighbourhoods, and worked to make our city a safer place for pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable road users. As we head into 2020, we drew up a list of New Year’s resolutions that will shape our work over the coming months.

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The year the ground shifted

As we approach the end of 2019, we can’t shake the feeling – this was the year the ground shifted in the fight for climate action.

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Vision Zero nowhere in sight as city dithers with new Road Safety Action Plan

On Monday, November 25, Mayor Jim Watson and Coun. Stephen Blais launched the 2020-2024 Road Safety Action Plan.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tepid and tentative City of Ottawa budget out of sync with the climate crisis

“Cities around the world are responding to the climate crisis with innovative policies that tackle emissions while enhancing livability, community connections and public health. By contrast, Ottawa’s 2020 budget is tepid and tentative. It fixes small issues at the margins while aggravating many of the environmental challenges currently facing our city.”

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Budget 2020 – What does it mean for Ottawa’s environment?

On Wednesday, November 6, Mayor Jim Watson presented the draft city budget for 2020.

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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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Fighting climate change starts with how you get around

Welcome to Know CO2, a campaign by Ecology Ottawa which aims to raise awareness of the climate impact of our gas-powered vehicles.

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It’s time for Ottawa to adopt Vision Zero

Ottawa can choose a better way forward – one that eliminates severe injury and death from our streets.

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