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.

Upcoming Events

  1. OBEC Tuesday Tree Talk Series, September 29, 2020

    September 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Discover Your City by Bike – Virtual Workshop

    September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. OBEC Tuesday Tree Talk Series, October 13, 2020

    October 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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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

  • 1st Annual Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Walk
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Ottawa valley Wild Bird Care Centre Timeline for Completion: Sept 4 – Oct 12, 2020 Objective: Our first annual Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Walk is a non-traditional walk designed to raise funds and awareness for the Centre. You can complete a walk of a distance and at a location of your choosing. Give yourself a challenge to see Read more
  • Petrie Island Tree Inventory
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 5 – Food) Organization: Friends of Petrie Island, in partnership with the Ottawa Stewardship Council (OSC) and Ottawa Field Naturalists’ Club Timeline for Completion: Started 2019 (3 year project) Objective: The Friends of Petrie Island, in partnership with the Ottawa Stewardship Council and Ottawa Field Naturalists’ Club (OFNC), is conducting a tree Read more
  • The Woods of Hampton Park – An Urban Forest to Preserve
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation) Organization: Friends of Hampton Park Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: An ecological study of the park is currently underway. Friends of Hampton Park is working on a number of stewardship projects to preserve the integrity of this forest. Hampton Park is one of Ottawa’s most beautiful public parks. Situated Read more
  • Tuesday Tree Talk and Talent Series – Fall Edition
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 5 – Food, Theme 7 – Waste) Organization: Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Timeline for Completion: Three days to choose: Sept 15, 29 or Oct 13 Objective: Come join us in circles of knowledge-sharing & gratitude underneath some of Ottawa’s beautiful trees as we learn about sustainability. Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City (OBEC) is a local environmental org. Read more
  • Celebrating National Tree Day a Different Way – Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020
    (Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: Tree Canada Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Event in September Objective: National Tree Day serves as a celebration for all Canadians to appreciate the great benefits that trees provide us – clean air, wildlife habitat, reducing energy demand and connecting with nature. Save the date! This year Read more

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