OPEN HOUSE
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

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


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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.


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Virtual Workshops


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Demonstration Projects and Sustainability Plans


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Theme-based Projects

Latest Entries in Database of Sustainability Projects

  • Ottawa-area Trail Where you can Socially Distance in Nature – Gatineau Park
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: National Capital Commission Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: The obvious choice for many nature enthusiasts, Gatineau Park has a host of trail options from short strolls to difficult climbs, hiking to skiing and winter biking. Many end at stunning lookouts, so there’s a payoff at the Read more
  • Ottawa-area Trail Where you can Socially Distance in Nature – Pinhey Forest Trails
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: National Capital Commission Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: Located in the woods behind the Nepean Sportsplex, Pinhey Forest’s Trail 30 is an easily accessible hiking route through a conifer forest. It runs 3.5 kilometres and is open year-round. The trail is maintained by the Read more
  • Ottawa-area Trail Where you can Socially Distance in Nature – Eagle’s Nest Lookout
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: Calabogie Peaks Resort Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: This hike at Calabogie Peaks is only moderately challenging, with a gradual climb up an old logging road. It can take two and a half to three hours, but hikers are rewarded with a fantastic view from the top. More information Read more
  • Ottawa-area Trail Where you can Socially Distance in Nature – Stony Swamp Trail
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: National Capital Commission (NCC) Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: Located on National Capital Commission land near the junctions of highways 417 and 416 in Ottawa’s west end, the 40 kilometres of trails at Stony Swamp are a great place to get back to nature without leaving the city. Read more
  • Ottawa-area Trail Where you can Socially Distance in Nature – Poet’s Pathway
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: The Poets’ Pathway Committee Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: Running from Britannia Beach to the Beechwood Cemetery, much of this walking and biking trail consists of existing pathways. The complete trail stretches across 35 kilometres and is divided into 12 shorter walks, such as the Read more

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