Angela Keller-Herzog is an optimistic and energetic small-business owner. Angela and her partner are the proud parents of two teenage kids and have lived in Ottawa Centre, on unceded Algonquin territory, for over twenty-five years.
Angela is running because she thinks it is time for bold and effective climate action. She is a trained economist, having received an M.A. in Economics from Carleton University, and envisions national solutions that promote a lower carbon economy and clean energy jobs that serve to make our society healthier and stronger.
Angela has diverse work and life experience, having called British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Indonesia and Germany home. In addition to having worked in the private sector for over ten years, Angela has worked for three different non-profit organizations and has fifteen years experience working for the federal government in international development. This work included representing Canada overseas and at United Nations conferences. She now runs an eco-friendly Bed & Breakfast called Angela’s B&B, which demonstrates the benefits of low carbon living. Angela also sits on the boards of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op and CoEnergy Ontario Inc.
Angela believes in local action, taking responsibility and creating the world we want to live in. She is a co-founder and organizer of Ottawa Centre Refugee Action, a grassroots community organization which sponsored almost forty new arrivals to Ottawa at the time of the Syrian refugee crisis. She also led the Glashan Schoolyard Greening Project when her kids were in middle school, and now co-chairs the network Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability (CAFES), as well as the Environment Committee of the Glebe Community Association.
At the municipal level she has been an effective advocate for climate responsibility, budgetary and strategic priorities for term of council, protection of the urban forest and complete streets. She is a longstanding volunteer with Ecology Ottawa and has received multiple awards recognizing her progressive community leadership.