Let's ask city hall to send the new Civic hospital plan back to the drawing board. The recently released hospital plan breaks a promise to put a parking garage underground and will doom 523 trees because of the area to be cleared, not only for the hospital building, but other buildings and other parking lots. With the climate crisis underway, it is particularly irresponsible to remove trees when other alternatives are available.
What: Mass Choir “Lament for the Trees,” speeches and ceremony When: Sunday, August 15 Time: 2-4 pm Where: Experimental Farm, field north of Building 60 (Agri-Food Policy Institute) on Birch Drive
We’re looking for an Acting Climate Change Campaign Organizer to join our team!
Ecology Ottawa is looking for an Acting Climate Change Campaign Organizer for a one-year parental leave replacement. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Climate Change Campaign Organizer will provide support for Ecology Ottawa’s outreach campaigns on climate change.
We are officially one month into the 2021 Breathe Easy Campaign! Air quality monitoring began on July 1 and will continue through to the end of September. Our dedicated volunteers have measured particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, and ozone levels at 45 different locations across the city for more than 500 total minutes of air quality recording! AND they have signed up to do it 80 more times throughout the summer!
Otto’s BMW on Hunt Club to Pave Over a Pine Forest
In the midst of a climate emergency and devastating urban tree canopy loss in Ottawa, the City of Ottawa has approved the plan for Otto’s BMW dealership on Hunt Club to pave over 1.57 hectares of pine forest to make way for an extended parking lot.
Ecology Ottawa is part of the Urban Climate Alliance, a network of four Ontario-based municipal environmental organizations working to take climate action at the city level. Other members include Environment Hamilton, the Citizens Environment Alliance and Toronto Environmental Alliance.
We know that cities are critical to climate action. Drawing from our collective experience, the Urban Climate Alliance prepared this handbook to help other cities tackle climate accountability.
Ecology Ottawa has been selected as NU Grocery's July 2021 recipient of "1% for a cause," an initiative to direct funds toward community groups in our city. To commemorate this partnership, this blog looks at the connection between waste and climate.
Over two Saturdays in March 2021, Ecology Ottawa hosted a workshop for residents of the Alta Vista community and other interested parties, led by Walkable Ottawa's founder Rosaline Hill and volunteer Carolyn Mackenzie.
The purpose of the workshop was to foster discussion around a range of issues related to creating a more walkable neighbourhood, and to generate ideas for further exploration and evaluation.
We have some exciting news! We are launching our first Bioblitz of the summer from June 18th-20th.
Ecology Ottawa’s Summer Bioblitz is a 3 day event that challenges you to get outside and document your nearby nature. We will be collectively trying to document as many observations as we can from birds, butterflies to plants, you name it! So, whether it be on a local hike or in your own backyard, get ready to get outside and document all kinds of living things you see!
Wednesday 2nd June is Clean Air Day. What better way to celebrate than with the launch of Ecology Ottawa’s Breathe Easy campaign 2021! Volunteers will use a simple mobile air monitoring device while walking, rolling, riding, or running near where the city’s most vulnerable residents gather. We love working with Ottawa’s most dedicated volunteers and can’t wait to meet this year’s Breathe Easy team.
Are you passionate about restoring Ottawa’s urban tree canopy? Or are you looking to get meaningful and rewarding volunteer hours for school?
We are looking for passionate volunteers for boothing at our tree giveaways, and drivers to transport our baby trees safely to our community partners’ tree giveaway locations! Are you interested in getting volunteer hours, or simply helping out in your community? This may be the opportunity for you!