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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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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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BREAKING: TransCanada has officially abandoned the Energy East pipeline

For immediate release – Ecology Ottawa celebrates the demise of the Energy East pipeline October 5, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Ecology Ottawa is celebrating TransCanada’s announcement earlier today that officially terminated the company’s proposed Energy East pipeline project. Energy East, which would ship 1.1 million barrels of diluted bitumen across Ottawa, posed a direct threat […]

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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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A New Urban Forest Management Plan is Officially On its Way to City Council

On Tuesday, June 20th 2017, Ecology Ottawa appeared at City Hall to congratulate the City of Ottawa for developing a new Urban Forest Management Plan draft, and to gift the council with a tree composed of the names of our petition signers. In the wake of the emerald ash borer crisis, we wanted the City […]

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Ottawa Community Housing Tree Plantings

    Trees make communities better. With that in mind, Ottawa Community Housing recently partnered with Ecology Ottawa to do a tree planting in two neighbourhoods in the city. With the help of a whole bunch of awesome volunteers we were able to plant 20 trees in each neighbourhood!  The trees planted included lilacs, crab […]

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Ecology Ottawa is embarking on our largest tree giveaway in Ottawa’s history!

[FRANCAIS] This summer, Ecology Ottawa is embarking on our largest tree giveaway in Ottawa’s history! We have thousands of little saplings that are looking for new homes in your yard. This tree giveaway is part of Ecology Ottawa’s 1 Million Tree initiative, through which Ottawa as a community plans to give away and plant one […]

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Action Alert: We need a real clean energy strategy for Ottawa

The City of Ottawa stands at a critical juncture for action on clean energy. Mayor Watson and City Council have an opportunity to initiate Ottawa’s clean energy transition with a strong Renewable Energy Strategy, but the window of opportunity for meaningful action is closing. Click here for a link to our petition calling on the […]

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What’s next for action on climate change in the City of Ottawa?

Will the City of Ottawa finally produce a meaningful Renewable Energy Strategy in 2017? Will Mayor Watson seize the historic opportunity represented by provincial and federal climate action to position our city as a leader on the most important issue facing humanity today? These are the key questions that Ecology Ottawa’s climate change campaign is […]

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