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Complete Streets Strategy Report Draft Release

Over 60 active transportation advocates, organizations, and community leaders from across the Nation’s Capital took part in Ecology Ottawa’s Complete Streets Strategy Forum held on March 28th, 2014. The one-day event featured a panel discussion from Councillors Egli, Chernushenko, Fleury, Holmes,…

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Greening a schoolyard

Check out the Citizen Op-ed by our Community Network Glebe team leader, Angela Keller-Herzog ‘Our school looks like a jail!” is what our students say. The Ottawa inner-city Glashan schoolyard is bleak, mostly pavement. As the tulips are coming out in Ottawa,…

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Starting the New Year with a Splash: 2014 ORAP Update

Tuesday, February 18th marked the first Environment Committee meeting of the new year, with the Ottawa River Action Plan (ORAP) Annual Update as the main agenda item for the day. Before getting to the ORAP, however, the meeting began with…

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Glashan Public School Greening Project Update

Ecology Ottawa is a partner with the Glashan Public School Green Team. Angela Keller-Herzog gives us an update on the work so far…. We now have an enthusiastic Green Team composed of school, parent and community volunteers supporting this initiative….

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Not Just Trees to be Cut in the New Year

With the 2014 budget pending approval at next week’s City Council meeting, the Environment Committee’s focus during their November 19th meeting was the draft operating and capital budget for the upcoming year.  Councillor Maria McRae, alongside of Staff, began with…

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Forecast of Renewable Energy Sources with Some Wind Resistance

Even though it was a brief meeting on November 13th, it was nice to see that City Council had a few renewable-energy related items brought forward in their meeting. Most notably, it included the support for feed-in-tariff program applications for…

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An Update to the Urban Natural Features Strategy

When it comes to the protection of urban natural areas (UNAs), which are lands deemed ecologically valuable found within the city, Ottawa’s City Council made it a part of their Official Plan in 2002 to commit to and acquire these lands…

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Canada’s First Official Downtown EcoDistrict Approved by City Council

Written by Monica Wu The Nation’s Capital came one step closer to fulfilling its green vision on Wednesday October 9th, following City Council approval to develop and implement a Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan for the Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict (OCED) area….

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Waste diversion versus Plasco

Councillors on the Environment Committee discussed the City contract with Plasco Energy Group on August 22 (Item 4). Plasco is a corporation contracted by the City to convert Ottawa’s residential waste into electricity through the use of plasma gasification. The…

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How Did They Do? Councillors Voice Their Opinions on Complete Streets

City Council voted (Item 20) on July 17th to redevelop Main Street into a Complete Street after the City staff’s recommendation was passed by the Transportation Committee on July 5th. Councillors voiced their support and dissent to this motion at Council and…

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