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You are welcome to attend our next Council meeting on:

Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 6PM

Hintonburg Community Centre

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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

Conserve Genetic Diversity In Your Forest

Conserve Genetic Diversity In Your Forest

(Theme 4 - Habitat, Theme 6 - Natural Capital, Theme 9 - Recreation) Organization: Forest[...]
Lemoine Point Conservation Area

Lemoine Point Conservation Area

(Theme 4 - Habitat, Theme 6 - Natural Capital, Theme10 - Sense of Place) Organization: Ca[...]
Marshlands Conservation Area

Marshlands Conservation Area

(Theme 4 - Habitat, Theme 6 - Natural Capital, Theme 8 - Health, Theme 9 - Recreation) Or[...]
Gould Lake Conservation Area

Gould Lake Conservation Area

(Theme 4 - Habitat, Theme 8 - Health, Theme 9 - Recreation, Theme10 - Sense of Place) Org[...]
Lyn Valley Conservation Area

Lyn Valley Conservation Area

(Theme 8 - Health, Theme 9 - Recreation) Organization: Cataraqui Region Conservation Auth[...]

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Advancing Global Health Outcomes: Collaboration Between Government, Industry and NGOs with Jaak Peeters

April 19, 2016, 12:00pm

Fairmont Château Laurier

Join the Canadian Club of Ottawa for an expert panel discussion featuring: Amy Baker, Director General of Health and Nutrition, Global Issues and Development Branch at Global Affairs Canada; Martha Newsome, Global Director, Health and Nutrition; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) at World Vision; Jaak Peeters, Head of Global Public Health at Johnson & Johnson; Moderated by Karina Gould, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development (Burlington). Working in concert with the private sector, Canada is supporting global efforts to improve newborn survival within vulnerable populations as well as enhance the health and nutrition of children in the developing world. The conversation will examine how partnerships between governments, industry and NGOs are becoming a common tool, bringing together the strengths of all sectors. Panelists will explore how these partnerships are driving programs that help to build the foundations of lasting health in communities around the world. --- Jaak Peeters is Company Group Chairman of Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, with responsibility for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and he is a member of the Janssen Group Operating Committee. Mr Peeters is a Board Member of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) and he is a Member of the “Heads of Europe” Council of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) of which he was a past chairman. His management vision is to actively contribute to global health, by building an organization that is driven by customer insights and ethical standards, and that generates progress through innovation in all of its activities. Jaak Peeters started his career in 1981 at Janssen Pharmaceutica in Beerse, Belgium, as international product manager. In 1986, he moved to Janssen-Cilag Germany to take up successive responsibilities in marketing and sales. In 1997, he was named chairman of Janssen-Cilag Netherlands,and in 2000, he was appointed chairman of Janssen-Cilag Germany. In 2005 he was promoted to International Vice-president EMEA, with responsibility for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Scandinavia and the Benelux. He was appointed to his current position in 2006 and since October 2008 he has been a Supervisory Board Chairman of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Germany. Jaak Peeters has an Engineer Degree in Biological Sciences from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He is married and has three children, and has broad-ranging interests in history, art and other cultures. He likes travelling, and is an active sportsman (golf, hiking, biking, skiing).

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Petrie Island Cleanup & Native Species Planting

May 28, 2016, 11:00am - May 28, 2016, 1:00pm

Petrie Island Beach

CBMC - Canada Bangladesh Muslim Community, Islam Care Centre, MYO - Muslim Youth of Ottawa & MULTICULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF ORLEANS Sign up here: goo.gl/forms/RcWACSrRvb Invites all members and their friends to join the executive members along with local political dignitaries to the 15th Annual Spring Clean the Capital ON May 28th 2016 (Saturday) *NEW date - no longer April 30th* 11:00AM TO 2:30PM AT Petrie Island Park, Orleans, ON Cleaning and gardening supplies will be provided. Coffee, donuts and sandwiches will also be provided for volunteers. Volunteer hours will be given to students. FOR MORE INFO, CALL: Qamar Masood 613-859-6250 Sulaiman Khan 613-232-0210 Zamil Zaman 613-837-3446 Naiema Zaman 613-252-7582

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