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Catherine, David and Tobi talk climate change and cities – A panel discussion

– What’s next for federal action on climate change, and what does this mean for cities like Ottawa? – What will a more climate-friendly Ottawa look like, and how will we get there? – What kinds of innovative climate solutions are other cities and countries bringing to the table, and what can we learn from […]

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Meet Robb Barnes, Ecology Ottawa’s new Executive Director

Ecology Ottawa is excited to introduce our new Executive Director, Robb Barnes. When did you begin to call Ottawa home? I was born in Ottawa and raised in the west end, close to Bayshore Shopping Centre. Back then, those were the outer limits of the city. I recall walking down the street and crossing the Nepean-Ottawa […]

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Status update: federal progress on climate change

Since the 2015 federal election, the Government of Canada has put renewed focus on the climate change file. As a result of initiatives such as the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, as well as legislative reviews and ongoing international commitments, the federal government is positioned to deliver progress on a range of […]

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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 you on what Ecology Ottawa’s Living City campaign – our work on trees, water and […]

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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 through the generous contributions of donors from across our city. Please consider making a monthly […]

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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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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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Thank you for a great EcoFest

We would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone who made Ecology Ottawa’s tenth anniversary celebration, EcoFest, a celebration to remember. Thank you to our hardworking volunteers who gave their time and energy into making this event happen. Without the support of volunteers like you, Ecology Ottawa wouldn’t be […]

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Take Action on Climate Change in Ottawa

Update #1 10/31/17: Last Chance for MicroFIT! Have you ever wanted to generate solar energy from your own home? Sign up for the MicroFIT program before applications close on December 28, 2017. Climate change is scary, but taking action doesn’t have to be. It is often difficult to settle on real, tangible changes you can make […]

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Volunteer Opportunity: CP Women’s Open Green Clean-up Team

Ecology Ottawa is running the Green Team at this year’s Canadian Pacific Women’s Open Golf Tournament! The Ladies Professional Golf Association will be teeing off late August at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club. Come join us to keep the grounds clean and green as thousands of fans gather to see the stars in action. We […]

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