Ecology Ottawa’s new leader aims to have immediate impact on city’s new council

By Alexander Dolansky-Overland, Capital Current, October 17, 2022

Ecology Ottawa’s new executive director Alice Irene Whittaker has been in the job for less than two months, and she already has her work cut out for her.

While the environmental advocacy group announced Whittaker’s appointment on Sept. 12 — about halfway through the Ottawa election eco-debates — the activist and podcaster has fully embraced the challenge of guiding the organization at this crucial time.

“What that means is galvanizing citizen support to push city hall to be as ambitious as possible on environmental issues,” said Whittaker, vowing to “make the city more progressive on environment, focus on climate justice (and) the wellbeing of people as well as on the environment itself.”

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