Cycling up, water use down in Ottawa, but too many still drive to work: study
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By Don Butler, Ottawa Citizen, June 24, 2016

We’re cycling more, using less water and living in a warmer and wetter capital city. But we’ve made little real progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and too many of us still drive to work on our own.

Those are some key facts that emerge from a batch of environment and sustainability indicators released Friday by the Community Foundation of Ottawa.

The indicators — covering transportation, energy and climate, land use and ecology, and water, waste and sewage — are the latest additions to Ottawa Insights (, the foundation’s Web-based community knowledge centre launched in April.