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.


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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

  • Fairmont Bee Sustainable Program
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel and Government of Canada Timeline for Completion: Started May, 2019 Ongoing Objective: Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has been committed to protecting the environment for close to 30 years. A big part of that commitment is looking for new creative ways to enhance its award-winning Read more
  • Mooney’s Bay Community Gardens at the Riverside Mall
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Riverside Park Community Association (RPCA) Timeline for Completion: Started July, 2020 Ongoing Objective: The Mooney’s Bay Community Garden is a project of the RPCA and is temporarily located at the site of a vacant grocery store at the Riverside Mall, while the mall’s new owners confirm plans to redevelop the land. Local families will Read more
  • The Canadian Wilderness Stewardship Program – Empowering Youth to Be Leaders in Conservation
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital) Organization: Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Timeline for Completion: 2020-21 Objective: The Canadian Wilderness Stewardship Program, funded by the Government of Canada through the Canada Service Corps, is a year-long program that educates, trains and inspires future stewards of Canada’s great wilderness. The three Read more
  • Breathe Easy Project
    (Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Ecology Ottawa Timeline for Completion: 2021 Objective: Breathe Easy is a community-level project to measure Ottawa’s air quality, inspired by the INHALE project in Toronto (Toronto Environmental Alliance) and Hamilton (Environment Hamilton). Partnering with the Ottawa chapter of Sierra Club Canada, the air quality of Ottawa’s arboretum will be compared to Read more
  • Lake Clear Conservancy – Dedicated to the Conservation of the Natural Heritage
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: Lake Clear Conservancy Timeline for Completion: Started 1998, Ongoing Objective: In 1998, a small group of concerned people met to discuss ways to preserve and protect the natural beauty, water quality, and wildlife of Lake Clear. The result of that meeting was the Lake Clear Conservancy, an Read more

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