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

Wildlife Preservation Canada - Recovery . Conservation . Knowledge

Wildlife Preservation Canada - Recovery . Conservation . Knowledge

(Theme 4 - Habitat) Organization: Wildlife Preservation Canada Timeline for Completion: Founded 1985 Ongoing Objective: Our mission is to save endangered animal species from extinction. Wildlife Preservation Canada (WPC) is a dynamic non-profit charitable organization devoted to saving highly endangered animals from imminent extinction in Canada and internationally. This is accompRead more
Bumble Bee Watch - conserving North America’s iconic pollinators

Bumble Bee Watch - conserving North America’s iconic pollinators

(Theme 4 - Habitat) Organization: Bumble Bee Watch Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: Bumble Bee Watch is a collaborative effort to track and conserve North America’s bumble bees. This citizen science project allows for individuals to: •Upload photos of bumble bees to start a virtual bumble bee collection; •Identify the bumble bees in your photos and have your identificatRead more
Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network

Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network

(Theme 5 - Food) Organization: Eastern Ontario Agri-Food Network Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: Dedicated to the development of the local food sector in Eastern Ontario Our major projects include: - The PR&SDG Farm Fresh Local Food Map - The Eastern Ontario Meat Branding Project - Nutritional Labelling - The Agri-Tour - Working toward the Development of a RegionalRead more
North Grenville Sustainability Fair and Market 2017

North Grenville Sustainability Fair and Market 2017

(Theme 1 - Transportation, Theme 5 - Food, Theme 8 - Health, Theme10 - Sense of Place) Organization: Sustainable North Grenville Timeline for Completion: Annual Event - Sunday April 23, 2017 10am-3pm Objective: 10 years celebrating Earth Day in North Grenville! The North Grenville Sustainability Fair & Market is celebrating a decade of acting locally, building relationships aRead more
Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference

Kemptville Winter Woodlot Conference

(Theme 4 - Habitat, Theme 6 - Natural Capital) Organization: Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF) Timeline for Completion: Annual Event in February Objective: The Kemptville Woodlot Conference is an annual event designed to educate and promote Best Management Practices to woodlot and private land owners. The yearly event allows participants to increase their knowledge and keep currRead more

OBEC's Environmental Workshop was a complete success. All four panelists did an excellent job and there were 31 attendees at Beaverbarracks. Special thanks to CCOC for letting us use the venue and Jennifer Helen Lee for leading the project. ... See MoreSee Less

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Es Alhogaraty shared IWISE Conference's photo to the group: Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Initiative (OBEC). ... See MoreSee Less

James Birtch, Founder & Chairman of Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City (OBEC) is a keynote speaker iWISE Conference ow.ly/Ze29307bcFL

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