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

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

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

  • Ottawa Farm Fresh CSA – Conscious Eating Made Simple
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Ottawa Farm Fresh CSA Timeline for Completion: Started 2009 Ongoing Seasonal Objective: Farm fresh organic vegetables! Grown right here in the Ottawa greenbelt! BE NOURISHED, INSPIRED, AND GROUNDED BY THE FOOD YOU EAT. Come visit our farm store, open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm (seasonal) Location: 2811 Ramsayville Rd., Read more
  • A North Grenville Nature Trail to Discover – Ferguson Forest Centre
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: The Friends of the Ferguson Forest Centre Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: The Friends of the Ferguson Forest Centre is comprised of a volunteer board of directors, public members, and community volunteers & sponsors, who: . support the public Read more
  • Spring on the Greenbelt’s Trails – Stony Swamp
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: The National Capital Commission Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: Stony Swamp, southwest of Ottawa, features a network of beaver ponds, wetlands and forests. This area offers over 40 kilometres of trails — more than in any other section of the Greenbelt. In addition, you will find Read more
  • Spring on the Greenbelt’s Trails – Pine Grove
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: The National Capital Commission Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: Pine Grove is the largest forest in the Greenbelt, and is a mixture of tree plantations and natural forests. Located in the south end of Ottawa, Pine Grove offers 18.4 kilometres of hiking and cross-country ski trails, Read more
  • Spring on the Greenbelt’s Trails – Shirleys Bay
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: The National Capital Commission Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: Shirleys Bay, to the west of Ottawa, is a provincially significant wetland and the largest marshland in the Greenbelt. It’s also one of the best spots in Canada’s Capital Region for birdwatching. The bay is an old channel of the Read more
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