City to try out new sidewalk machines in a collective push to reduce road salt use
The city will pilot new sidewalk machine salt controllers this winter. Others are pushing to reduce salt usage, due to its ecological damage.
Transit troubles: Commuting in Ottawa without a car is still not viable for many
Transportation is Ontario’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter.
Organizers celebrate a new planting record on National Tree Day
This year National Tree Day saw a record number of trees planted in locations across the country, including in Ottawa.
An October heat wave underlines need for City of Ottawa to accelerate plans for adapting to climate change, expert says
After a summer of high temperatures and wildfire smoke, Ottawa has continued to feel the effects of climate change as a heat wave breaks temperature records at the beginning of October.
More Ottawans turn to winter cycling — but with an eye to the hazards of climate change
Ottawans are extending their cycling seasons throughout the winter as a solution to concerns with climate change and reliable transit.
City builder: Alice Irene Whittaker leads the charge on environmental issues in Ottawa
Alice Irene Whittaker is a writer, environmental leader and the executive director of Ecology Ottawa, a not-for-profit dedicated to engaging the community on the environment.
Feeling the heat: Are Canadian doctors ready for the rising tide of eco-anxiety?
Amid soaring rates of eco-anxiety driven by climate change, Canadian health-care professionals have been pushing for more support in addressing this new mental-health challenge. A growing number are also calling for a significant rethink of how medical education is delivered, arguing that the new field of “planetary health” should be an integral part of medical training and residencies – a measure many medical schools have recently adopted.
After unprecedented closure, concern grows for Rideau Canal Skateway’s future in warmer world
This cancellation of the Rideau Canal Skateway this season is a harbinger of things to come as climate change warms the capital.
With Wellington set to reopen to traffic, Ecology Ottawa touts car-free, cyclist-friendly vision
Several groups are pushing to have the section of Wellington Street in front of Parliament Hill remain closed to vehicle traffic.
On thin ice: The Rideau Canal Skateway season melting away
A worrying trend of warmer winter weather could mean the end of one of Ottawa’s most beloved yearly traditions — skating on the Rideau Canal.
Activists urge greening of Canada’s music industry — and cheaper transit
Activists are calling on governments, musicians, and event organizers to help contribute to a greener future for the music industry.
Conference seeks to provide a Black lens on coping with climate change
Carleton conference gives a voice to a BIPOC perspective on climate change.