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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.

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School Sustainability Planning

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

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Sustain Your Community

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

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Latest Entries in Database of Sustainability Projects

Energy Exchange - Powering Conversation, Creating Opportunities

Energy Exchange - Powering Conversation, Creating Opportunities

Contact Energy Exchange The Pollution Probe Foundation 208 – 150 Ferrand Drive, Toronto, ON M3C[...]
Fairmont’s Bee Sustainable Program in partnership with Wild for Bees

Fairmont’s Bee Sustainable Program in partnership with Wild for Bees

For more information please contact: Fairmont Hotels and Resorts Kaitlynn Dodge, FRHI Hotels and[...]
Disposal of Hazardous Waste

Disposal of Hazardous Waste

Contact Us Call 3-1-1 or visit your local Client Service Centre City of Ottawa 110 Laurier A[...]
UsedOttawa - Find Everything You Need for Summer

UsedOttawa - Find Everything You Need for Summer

Locals Buy & Sell Here! Christa and Angus are your friendly community coordinators located in Ottawa[...]
Giveaway Weekend - Spring and Fall

Giveaway Weekend - Spring and Fall

Contact Us Call 3-1-1 or visit your local Client Service Centre City of Ottawa 110 Laurier [...]

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New Security Offer Launch & Meeting of Members

May 21, 2015, 7:30pm - May 21, 2015, 8:30pm

Impact HUB Ottawa

The sunny season is here. Time to put your money to good work. We’re launching our fourth preference share offering to raise another $1.7 million for local solar power projects. Invest smart. Leave a legacy. Join us for the launch of the latest security offering on May 21st at 7:30-8:30 at HUB Ottawa. Bring your friends! Refreshments will be served. To purchase preference shares you must become a member first. For details on how to become a member please visit www.ottawarenewableenergycoop.com/join-us/ Become a member and join us for the Special Meeting of Members right after the New Security Offer Launch event. For more information about the event please visit www.ottawarenewableenergycoop.com/5-21-15/

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