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

Rainbarrels to Help the Environment - 2017

Rainbarrels to Help the Environment - 2017

(Theme 6 - Natural Capital, Theme 7 - Waste, Theme 8 - Health) Organization: Rainbarrel.ca - Ottawa area groups participating Timeline for Completion: Starting in April Objective: Upcoming Ottawa Area Fundraising Rain Barrel Sales for 2017 . Academie de la Seigneurie 2017-Apr-29 Casselman . Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton 2017-Apr-30 Ottawa . Carp Huntley PC 2017-May-06 Carp .Read more
May is Bike to Work Month - Ottawa

May is Bike to Work Month - Ottawa

(Theme 1 - Transportation, Theme 8 - Health, Theme 9 - Recreation) Organization: EnviroCentre Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Annual Event in May Objective: May is Bike to Work Month! Join the campaign and log your commutes for a chance to win prizes and enjoy a fun and healthy way to get around. Back to Work Month is a yearly campaign that encourages people to try cycling as Read more
Kenauk (Montebello) - Perspectives on a natural historical treasure

Kenauk (Montebello) - Perspectives on a natural historical treasure

(Theme 4 - Habitat, Theme 6 - Natural Capital, Theme10 - Sense of Place) Organization: Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and Kenauk Nature Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and Kenauk Nature have established a partnership for the conservation of the vast Kenauk property, a great historical and natural treasure. Steeped in Canadian Read more
Recycle MY Electronics - Ottawa Community Collection Event

Recycle MY Electronics - Ottawa Community Collection Event

(Theme 7 - Waste) Organization: Recycle MY Electronics/IKEA/FoxyRecycle/Scouts Canada Timeline for Completion: Sat. April 22, 2017 Objective: The future is in your hands. Don't let it go to waste. Join us as we raise funds and ensure the materials inside of end-of-life electronics stays out of our landfills, waste streams, and water tables. The Earth is reaching out for your help.Read more
JustChange - Accelerating Bold Ideas

JustChange - Accelerating Bold Ideas

(Theme 5 - Food, Theme10 - Sense of Place) Organization: JustChange Ottawa Timeline for Completion: Founded in 2012 Ongoing Objective: JustChange accelerates great ideas. We provide grants to initiatives proposed by individuals or organizations that produce positive outcomes for the community whether from a social, environmental or economic (equity and equality) perspective. In reRead more

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The Social Sciences Building (LEED®) at uOttawa is one of the excellent examples of sustainability in the City of Ottawa defined by the Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Initiative (Theme: Energy). Visit and enjoy this site as a part of IWISE Conference. ow.ly/vKxI30aKqpc

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Corktown Footbridge is one of the excellent examples of sustainability in the City of Ottawa defined by the Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Initiative (Theme: Transportation). Visit and enjoy this site as a part of IWISE Conference. ow.ly/vKxI30aKqpc

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Major's Hill Park is one of the excellent examples of sustainability in the City of Ottawa defined by the Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Initiative (Theme: The Sense of Place). Visit and enjoy this site as a part of IWISE Conference. ow.ly/adxb30aASGI

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Algonquin College Centre for Consturction Excellence is one of the excellent examples of sustainability in the City of Ottawa defined by the Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Initiative (Theme: Design-Built Environment). Visit and enjoy this site as a part of IWISE Conference ow.ly/lWZk30a9KMl

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