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

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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Demonstration Projects and Sustainability Plans

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

  • Bee Friendly Farming in Canada
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 5 – Food) Organization: Seeds of Diversity Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: More Native Plant Diversity = More Native Pollinator Diversity Pollination Canada, a project of Seeds of Diversity, is proud to announce its participation in Bee Friendly Farming Self-certification allows you to use this logo, indicating that your agricultural practices Read more
  • Macoun Marsh – preserving biodiversity
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa Timeline for Completion: Started 2004 Ongoing Objective: Located in the southeast section of Beechwood Cemetery, the Macoun Marsh is a unique urban wetland named after John Macoun, a pioneering Canadian naturalist buried at Beechwood. To date, over 1,200 wildlife Read more
  • Mark your Calendar! Fall Colours Hike to Blueberry Mountain
    (Theme 6 – Natural Capital) Organization: Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT) Timeline for Completion: Annual Event in Fall Objective: Each year the MMLT offers its annual Fall Colours Nature Walk at this lovely 1250-acre wilderness property known as cliffLAND. The Clifford Family entered into a conservation easement agreement with the Land Trust in 2009 to permanently preserve this Read more
  • Macoun Field Club – Connecting the child with the wild
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital) Organization: Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club Timeline for Completion: Started 1948 Ongoing Objective: The Macoun Field Club is for children and youth from ages 8 to 18. It has been bringing kids into first-hand contact with nature and with people who are dedicated to the study of nature for 65 years. It is sponsored by the Ottawa Read more
  • Community sown, Naturally grown, Right in your backyard
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Backyard Edibles Timeline for Completion: Started 2015 Ongoing Seasonal Objective: THE URBAN FARM Our farm is anything but typical. Embedded in the communities it feeds, Backyard Edibles transforms underused residential space into productive market gardens. With clusters of plots within a given neighbourhood, our farm not only grows Read more

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