Ecology Ottawa recognizes the power Ottawa City Council has to make Ottawa an environmental leader.
While many pressing environmental issues are brought to the table, Ecology Ottawa encourages Ottawa citizens to speak out to council and advocate for a more sustainable future in environmental policy.
Ecology Ottawa is committed to fostering respectful and productive relationships with all members of council. We are also committed to maintaining our role of monitoring council through our Council Watch team which monitors what goes on at city council, reports, and thereby holds council accountable for its environmental performance.
The Council Watch team attends the meetings of the Standing Committee on Environmental Protection, Water and Waste Management, Planning Committee, Transportation Committee, Transit Commission, and Full City Council. They and other Ecology Ottawa supporters also monitor media and internet reports of council activity.
If you are enthusiastic about making Ottawa an environmental leader and are interested in learning more about how to get involved in the Council Watch initiative, email Ecology Ottawa’s Director of Operations, Erik Pervin: