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

  • Ottawa Farmers’ Market – From the Heart of the Land
    (Database of Projects, Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Ottawa Farmers’ Market Timeline for Completion: Started in 2006 Ongoing Seasonal Objective: The Ottawa Farmers’ Market is a producer-run organization that features vendors from an area 100 kilometres of Ottawa, including more Savour Ottawa certified growers than any other market. Lansdowne Market – Ottawa Read more
  • Bike Ottawa Interactive Maps
    (Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation) Organization: Bike Ottawa – Citizens for Safe Cycling Since 1984 Timeline for Completion: Founded 1984 Ongoing Objective: The organisation promotes greater bicycle use and enjoyment, cycling safety and awareness, bicycle route and road conditions that are safer as well as more pleasant, and an overall increased respect for cyclists in the Read more
  • Convertus – Converting Organic Material into Compost
    (Theme 7 – Waste) Organization: Convertus – We Give Resources New Life Timeline for Completion: Since 2010 Ongoing Objective: Convertus was created in 2019 by the merger of Renewi Canada and Waste Treatment Technologies North America as a business ideally positioned to be a part of the emergency circular economy – an economy that keeps resources in use for as long as possible through Read more
  • NCC Forest Strategy
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: National Capital Commission (NCC) Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: The NCC’s forest strategy will include the following components: •a vision and objectives for the next 30 years •a five-year action plan •planting priorities and targets The strategy will address the management of trees and Read more
  • Ottawa Seed & Soil Project
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: City of Ottawa Human Needs Task Force and Just Food Project Start Date: June, 2020 Objective: Are you looking for a way to increase your food supply with a home garden? The City of Ottawa’s Human Needs Task Force and Just Food are partnering to provide seeds and soil to 3,000 households living on lower incomes in Ottawa. Home gardens Read more

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