Press Release

A Plan to Protect Ottawa’s Environment, and Deliver Leadership for a Cleaner, Greener Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario - Today, Mayoral Candidate Mark Sutcliffe announced his plan to protect Ottawa’s environment for current residents and future generations, through practical solutions that benefit all residents - not just a select few.

“I believe a clean and green Ottawa is the foundation of a prosperous, growing Ottawa,” said Sutcliffe. “Our city has seen first-hand the impacts of increasingly severe weather patterns. Doing our part is more than meeting numbers on a paper. This is about the health and well-being of our residents, especially our most vulnerable populations.”

“As Mayor, I’ll take practical, immediate and achievable actions to make our city more energy efficient, reduce emissions, and preserve the natural beauty of our nation’s capital,” said Sutcliffe.

Some of the commitments a Sutcliffe-led city would undertake include:

  • For drivers, cyclists and pedestrians, installing 200 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and 100 E-Bike charging stations across Ottawa, while ensuring timely repair of sidewalks and cycling infrastructure.
  • For public transit commuters and users, fix LRT Phase 1, deliver Phase 2, and secure funding for Phase 3 to Kanata, Stittsville and Barrhaven.
  • For those who love nature and the outdoors, double the city’s annual tree planting goal to enhance the urban canopy, help to cool the city and clean the air, and bring more transparency and protection for Ottawa’s rivers and watersheds.
  • For businesses, investigate and adopt zero-emission waste-to-energy systems, and work with Hydro Ottawa to adopt sustainable, renewable energy solutions.

“Leadership on climate and the environment at City Hall starts at the top,” Sutcliffe said. “If we want to be serious about climate change, we do not need more administrators - we need solutions.”

As Mayor, Sutcliffe is committed to:

  • Ensuring new city buildings are constructed to a net-zero standard.
  • Immediately cease any purchasing of single use plastics such as straws and stir sticks upon taking office.
  • Establishing a Mayor’s roundtable on the environment with not-for-profit leaders.
  • Providing regular, public reporting on carbon emissions in line with the city’s 2040 climate goals.

For full details of Mark’s plan for a cleaner, greener Ottawa, click here or visit www.marksutcliffe.com/environment.

 

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