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This Giving Tuesday, support a greener Ottawa

Giving Tuesday is a day dedicated to giving back. With the spirit of the holidays drawing near, hear the stories of four Ecology Ottawa supporters and make a generous gift to support our work! It has been a busy 2017 at Ecology Ottawa. With the support of thousands of volunteers and hundreds of donors, we ushered […]

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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 proposed pipeline. “I believe that climate change is going to impact us all more and […]

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Laurine’s story

Laurine was the fifth student in an exchange program between Ecology Ottawa and Sciences Po, a prestigious French university. The language challenge, the new city, the overwhelming workload and the looming winter did not stop Laurine from making the most of her internship. “Before I applied, I hardly knew what type of work Ecology Ottawa […]

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Cathy’s story

You’ve probably heard of the term “sustainable development”, but did you know it was an Ottawa environmentalist that coined the term? James (Jim) McNeill was a pioneer environmentalist who coined the term in the Brundtland Commission’s report “Our Common Future.” Upon his passing, his daughter, Cathy Hodgins, made a generous donation to Ecology Ottawa to […]

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Andres’and Diana’s story

Andrés Javier Peña Cabra and Diana McCormick are both experts in their field in Bogota, Colombia. In early 2017, they chose Ottawa as their new home, and Ecology Ottawa as their first Canadian family, improving Ottawa’s streets using examples from Bogota, the global inspiration for sustainable cities. “When we landed, I knew I wanted to […]

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Action Letter Tool – Demand City Funding for Climate Action

Climate change is the most critical environmental issue of our time. You know it, I know it, and our representatives at city council know it. That is why it is crucial that our city adequately fund climate action in the upcoming budget. Take a moment to send a letter to the Mayor and your Councillor calling […]

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Preventing Climate Disaster: A Panel Discussion on Federal Climate Policy

On Wednesday, December 6th, Ecology Ottawa is hosting a free public talk at the downtown Ottawa Public Library about what the Federal government is doing to address climate change. Bringing their own unique policy focus, panelists will be touching on agricultural reform and dietary change, transportation, energy, and civil society engagement. WHEN December 06, 2017 […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ecology Ottawa statement on 2018 City of Ottawa draft budget

November 8, 2017 (OTTAWA) – The City of Ottawa’s draft 2018 budget touched on all three of Ecology Ottawa’s main priority areas – action on climate change and clean energy, strengthening Ottawa’s tree canopy, and moving forward on active transportation. Ecology Ottawa’s reactions to the draft budget’s announcements in each of these areas are below. […]

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Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories Proposing to Build New Waste Storage Facility near Ottawa River

The Canadian Nuclear Energy Alliance is planning to build a radioactive waste storage facility in Chalk River that is not up to standards of nuclear waste storage. In 2015, the Canadian National Energy Alliance won a contract to manage the Chalk River Nuclear laboratories, which is a nuclear power plant located in Chalk River. Chalk […]

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Share your Data with Ontario’s Green Button

View and share your electricity data through Ontario’s Green Button initiative. Access to smart meter data—and the ability to share that data with innovative applications, products, services, and solutions—can help Ottawa households and businesses conserve energy and better manage their electricity bills. Click here for information on participating utilities and solution providers. The Green Button […]

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