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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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July 8th-July 9th: Tree Giveaway Events!

Have you heard? We’re giving away thousands of FREE TREES this summer at events all over Ottawa! Here are the events we’ll be at this weekend:   Saturday, July 8th: 11am-4pm: Canupy Adopt-A-Tree Event (The Red Barn, along Prince of Wales Drive) 11am-3pm: Terra20 Event (Pinecrest Location, 2685 Iris Street)   Sunday, July 9th: 11am-3pm: Terra20 Event […]

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June 28th-July 2nd Tree Giveaway Events

This week marks the end of June, and the beginning of July. But that’s no reason to stop our FREE tree giveaway momentum! Here’s where we’ll be this week: June 28th and June 30th: Jazz Festival (Confederation Park) July 1st: Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Community (2620 Market Street)   If you haven’t gotten your free tree yet, or […]

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A New Urban Forest Management Plan is Officially on its Way to 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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Tree Giveaway Weekend Events: June 17th-18th

Have you heard? Ecology Ottawa is giving away thousands of FREE trees this summer! We’ll be handing them out at a multitude of events every week! Here are the events we’ll be at this weekend. If you’re in the area and want to pick a tree (or just want a friendly face to say hi…we’re super friendly!), […]

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SAVE THE FARM – Protest to save our trees and greenspace

Join a group of impassioned Ottawa resident’s to protest the current decision to build the Civic Hospital’s new campus on the Experimental Farms. On Saturday January 21st, at 11am, community members will meet in the Observatory parking lot (Carling and Maple Dr.) to protest this decision. If this development is approved, hundreds of mature and […]

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Cardinal Creek Tree Planting

It’s fall again, and that means that it’s tree planting season!  Join the Cardinal Creek Community Association, the City of Ottawa and Ecology Ottawa This Saturday, October 1st, come out and help plant 100 trees. We need 20 volunteers to do it, will you come? WHEN: Saturday October 1st, 9am until the last tree is […]

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Where the Past Meets the Present – Local and Regional Archeology

Are you free this Saturday? Friends of Petrie Island has an exciting event tomorrow! Come on out to learn first-hand from the president of the Ottawa Archeological Society himself, as he goes over the history of Ottawa Valley! It’s the perfect opportunity to learn a bit more about Ottawa’s history, especially the geological fascination of the Ottawa […]

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#CraftChange: Sponsored Tree Giveaway!

Have you heard of Maker House’s #CraftChange before? #CraftChange is an initiative in which 2% of all sales are donated to local non-for-profit organizations. And we are excited to say that from the beginning to July to the end of September, Maker House’s #CraftChange is supporting Ecology Ottawa, our tree campaign in particular! Maker House is located on 987 […]

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Bioenergy in the United Kingdom

UK’s ‘renewable’ energy (about 70%) comes from bioenergy which is the burning of biomass. Every year UK imports millions of tons of wood from North America. These woods pellets are then burnt and accounts for ‘climate friendly’ electricity. 2/3rd of the EU’s renewable energy comes from bioenergy as well, however they do not have to import […]

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