A clear focus makes it easier for people to understand sustainability and take action. The Biosphere Eco-City provides
this focus by dividing Sustainability into these specific 10 areas of interest called Themes of Sustainability
This database allows people and organizations to share information on their projects so that others can get ideas and
contact them. For more detail see the Biosphere Eco-City Model
. The Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City (BEC)
Database is rebuilding with this new website. You may see what others are doing
or submit a project
to the Ottawa BEC Database.
This is a simple tool to encourage initiative. Sustainability Plans identify issues and suggest projects to address them.
The Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Council created an Ottawa Sustainability Plan
as a prototype and then helped
local students develop a plan for their school. With it, students can make individual commitments for action. If you
would like to develop a plan for your organization, click Contact Us
. For more detail see the Biosphere Eco-City Model
A very successful launch of the self-guided Ottawa Sustainability Tour was launched on Saturday 14 September 2013. It started with pancakes at Richelieu Park. Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Mathieu Fleury thanked the more than 60 volunteers and organizations that created the tour. Then bicycles, electric and other vehicles set out to visit 10 special places illustrating ten themes of sustainability; eight with guides or events for the launch. To do the tour, download a tour book (see links below) or link to Ottawa Sustainability Tour on Gemagram
for a mobile app. If you already did the tour, please fill out the English