Green Infrastructure Petition

Flooding and severe weather events are happening in Ottawa more frequently than in the past. It's more important than ever before that the City of Ottawa adapt to climate change by systematically scaling up the development of green infrastructure - living and built systems designed to slow down, soak up and filter rainwater. The City has the tools they need to do this, but the speed of climate change means we need to quickly move beyond pilot projects to widescale implementation.

We, the undersigned, call on the City of Ottawa to prioritize green infrastructure development so that we have a healthy, environmentally rich and climate-resilient city.

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Les inondations et les phénomènes météorologiques violents à Ottawa sont plus fréquents aujourd’hui que dans le passé.  Il est plus important que jamais que la Ville d'Ottawa s'adapte au changement climatique en augmentant systématiquement le développement d’infrastructures vertes - des systèmes vivants et construits conçus pour ralentir, absorber et filtrer l’eau de pluie. La Ville possède les outils dont elle a besoin pour y accomplir, mais la rapidité du changement climatique signifie que nous devons rapidement passer au-delà des projets pilotes vers une mise en œuvre à grande échelle.

Nous, les soussignés, demandons à la Ville d'Ottawa de donner la priorité au développement d'infrastructures vertes afin que nous ayons une ville saine, écologiquement riche et résistante au climat.

Who's signing

Ecology Ottawa
Julie Breslin
Lauriane Long-Raymond
Astrid Hieblinger-Rempel
Jesse MacLean
Denise Paradis
Sylvain Pel
Maren Oddie
Sean Donohue
Sarah Young
Austin Bowering
Christian Ledwell
Mila Yershova
Ginette Hupé
Kristine Kruszelnicki
linda sepp
Ato Dankwa
Hannah Kilby
Garth Ehrhardt
Shannon Haggerty
Amanda Gloor
Louis-Philippe St-Arnaud
Haley Richards
Mohan Kumar
Salma Tihani
Wilma MacDonald
Barry Davis
1,137 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Ecology Ottawa
    signed 2019-06-10 14:19:46 -0400
  • Julie Breslin
    signed 2019-06-07 21:26:05 -0400
  • Lauriane Long-Raymond
    signed 2019-06-07 06:40:54 -0400
  • Astrid Hieblinger-Rempel
    signed 2019-06-05 22:51:58 -0400
  • Jesse MacLean
    signed 2019-06-05 20:03:03 -0400
    Jesse MacLean
  • Denise Paradis
    signed 2019-06-05 14:52:28 -0400
  • Sylvain Pel
    signed 2019-06-05 12:59:45 -0400
  • Maren Oddie
    signed 2019-06-05 12:52:22 -0400
    Maren Oddie
  • Sean Donohue
    signed 2019-06-05 12:45:55 -0400
    Sean Donohue
  • Sarah Young
    signed 2019-06-05 12:43:16 -0400
  • Austin Bowering
    signed 2019-06-04 20:57:36 -0400
    Austin Bowering
  • Christian Ledwell
    signed 2019-06-03 21:12:05 -0400
  • Mila Yershova
    signed 2019-06-03 20:57:38 -0400
  • Ginette Hupé
    signed 2019-05-28 15:15:50 -0400
  • KristineKruszelnicki
    @kruszer tweeted link to this page. 2019-05-23 05:59:29 -0400
  • Kristine Kruszelnicki
    signed 2019-05-23 05:58:36 -0400
    The best time to make a change was many years ago. The next best time is now!
  • linda sepp
    signed 2019-05-23 05:36:31 -0400
  • Ato Dankwa
    signed 2019-05-22 01:24:14 -0400
  • Hannah Kilby
    signed 2019-05-21 15:24:59 -0400
  • Garth Ehrhardt
    signed 2019-05-21 11:10:57 -0400
  • Shannon Haggerty
    signed 2019-05-20 22:22:09 -0400
  • Amanda Gloor
    signed 2019-05-20 20:36:55 -0400
  • AmbassadeurÉcoLP
    @Amb_EcoLP tweeted link to this page. 2019-05-20 19:16:50 -0400
    Signez la pétition pour demander de l'infrastructure verte adaptée aux inondations à Ottawa!
  • Louis-Philippe St-Arnaud
    signed 2019-05-20 19:15:57 -0400
    In 2030, I’ll be 27 years old and looking for a home to buy. I hope I’ll be able to buy with ease and say “Wow, it’s great that the city put in so much green infrastructure a couple years ago to prevent floods around here.”
  • Haley Richards
    signed 2019-05-20 18:27:17 -0400
  • Mohan Kumar
    signed 2019-05-20 17:33:29 -0400
  • Michele
    signed 2019-05-14 13:27:33 -0400
  • Salma Tihani
    signed 2019-05-14 00:25:43 -0400
  • Wilma MacDonald
    signed 2019-05-11 12:47:26 -0400
    Good luck/bonne chance.
  • Barry Davis
    signed 2019-05-11 09:02:39 -0400
    The most cost-effective priority for Ottawa is its tree canopy: devastated by ash borer and other plagues, threatened by development and poor zoning protection, it provides valuable services in cooling, air conditioning, and wildlife habitat. Ottawa should be assisting the relocation of Kemptville trees abandoned by a short-sighted provincial government, and foresting all highway banks and interchanges, roundabouts, and open City property wherever a sightline is not a safety factor.