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

OBEC is a local, grassroots charity that uses Biosphere Eco-City (BEC) Themes and Tools to engage people and organizations in sustainability across Ottawa

Saturday 28 April 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hintonburg Sustainability Plan

Come see the plan
Members of the Hintonburg Community have created a Sustainability Plan.
Go to the Community Centre Saturday morning, visit the Meeting Room in the basement and view the plan. Talk to organizers and see what interests you.

What:  View Ottawa’s 1st Community Sustainability Plan
When: Saturday 28 April 2018, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where: Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington St. West, Ottawa

Our Tools of Engagement

Council of Stakeholders for Sustainability

Giving BEC Council to the Community

Demonstration Projects

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

Sustainability Plans

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

Database of Projects

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

Latest Entries in Database of Sustainability Projects

  • Warwick Forest Conservation Area – Trekking the Trails
    (Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation) Organization: South Nation Conservation Authority Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: SNC maintains several Conservation Area and municipal trails for passive winter recreation throughout Prescott et/and Russell and The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry. Groomed trails provide a sink-free layer of packed snow, making Read more
  • 34th Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital) Organization: Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) Timeline for Completion: Annual Event in February – online February 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Objective: February is the traditional time for woodlot owners to gather in Kemptville for the winter woodlot conference. Like other organizations affected by the pandemic, Read more
  • Brockville Seedy Saturday! – March 6, 2021
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Brockville Public Library and Transition Brockville Timeline for Completion: Curbside Pickup – Saturday March 6, 2021 – 10 am to 2 pm Objective: Brockville Seedy Saturday! Our seed inventory will be available online, and seed requests can be submitted between Feb. 22 – March 5th. Contact Brady Read more
  • Rideau Trail Association- Discover the Trail
    (Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation) Organization: Rideau Trail Association Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: The Rideau Trail – A 387 Kilometre Hike From Ottawa To Kingston, Is A Great Way To Get Outside The Rideau Trail has something for everyone. From beginner hiker to multi-day through hikes in the backcountry. Summary: Contact Us: Read more
  • Extreme Hiking Challenge – 50th Anniversary of the Rideau Trail Association
    (Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation) Organization: Rideau Trail Association Timeline for Completion: May 1, 2021 Objective: As part of the Rideau Trail Association’s 50th Anniversary, the RTA will be hosting an Extreme Hike Challenge on Saturday, May 1 2021. This Challenge is open to all interested hikers and outdoor fitness enthusiasts. The event Read more