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Next Council Meeting

You are welcome to attend our next Council meeting on:

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 6PM

Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Burnside Room

We will discuss volunteer opportunities in current and future projects.

Will see you there! 

What is the Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Initiative (OBEC)?

OBEC is a not-for-profit that uses Biosphere Eco-City (BEC) Themes and Tools to engage people and organizations in sustainability

BEC tool 1 - Council of Stakeholders

Stakeholders meet as a Council to do four main things:

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BEC tool 2 - Demonstration Projects

These are projects that opened up to the public to demonstrate useful approaches to sustainability in a Biosphere Eco-City (BEC).

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BEC tool 3 - Sustainability Plans

This is a short document that provides individuals with ideas on what they can do to advance sustainability.

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BEC tool 4 - Database of Projects

The Database summarizes information projects related to the ten BEC Themes of Sustainability. This is a key tool for sharing information.

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Recent Projects

Information Management

All BEC Tools promote sharing of sustainability information, but OBEC wants to do more.

Join the team

School Sustainability Planning

OBEC has developed material to train high school students to lead the creation of sustainability plans at their schools.

Join the project

Sustain Your Community

OBEC is supporting Envirocentre initiative to engage communities in transportation, energy, food and water conservation projects.

Join the project

Latest Entries in Database of Sustainability Projects

There's Good in Every Grain - a natural and sustainable solution to our everyday lives

There's Good in Every Grain - a natural and sustainable solution to our everyday lives

(Theme 5 - Food, Theme 8 - Health) Organization: Good in Every Grain Timeline for Comp[...]
Our Farm - Providing sustainable, naturally grown food for western Ottawa

Our Farm - Providing sustainable, naturally grown food for western Ottawa

(Theme 5 - Food, Theme 8 - Health) Organization: Our Farm CSA Timeline for Completion:[...]
Ottawa Duck Club - improving nesting habitats for waterfowl and other wetland birds

Ottawa Duck Club - improving nesting habitats for waterfowl and other wetland birds

(Theme 4 - Habitat) Organization: Ottawa Duck Club Timeline for Completion: Founded Ja[...]
Trees Ontario and MNR Partner to Plant 50 Million Trees by 2025

Trees Ontario and MNR Partner to Plant 50 Million Trees by 2025

(Theme 4 - Habitat, Theme 6 - Natural Capital) Organization: Trees Ontario Timeline fo[...]
Cycle In - Improving cycling connections to and from the downtown core

Cycle In - Improving cycling connections to and from the downtown core

(Theme 1 - Transportation) Organization: Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict Timeline for Comple[...]

Es Alhogaraty shared Impact Youth Program for Sustainability Leadership's event to the group: Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Initiative (OBEC). ... See MoreSee Less

IMPACT! Sustainability Training - Ottawa

February 5, 2016, 9:00am - February 7, 2016, 4:00pm

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Help your community by starting a new project, or support something that already exists, and take it to the next level! Help us spread the word: Seeking those who want the skills, networks, and experience to be an agent of social change! Open to all students + recent grads (ages 19-30). The Co-operators and The Natural Step are inviting passionate and creative candidates to join the IMPACT! Sustainability Training, taking place for the fourth time in Ottawa, ON. Apply by January 24, 2016. This nation-wide, acclaimed training includes: - 3 day dynamic workshop on sustainability leadership & social entrepreneurship - 4 months of mentorship, coaching, co-working space & helpful tools - Networking evening with local social entrepreneurs - Exclusive seed funding opportunities Check out this video to hear about the experience from past participants: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TCW8TeuQb4 All for a $100 fee, with bursaries available! So what are you waiting for? The time for action is now. Learn more about the IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training and apply: www.impactyouthsustainability.ca/training Help us spread the word by sharing this event and inviting your friends!

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Cant wait to start your organic garden. Its not too early to start:https://m.facebook.com/groups/169635566397583?view=permalink&id=1182585291769267 ... See MoreSee Less

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