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Next Council Meeting

You are welcome to attend our next Council meeting on:

Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 6PM

Hintonburg Community Centre

Will see you there! 

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

EcoEquitable - Recycling Fabric, Changing Lives

EcoEquitable - Recycling Fabric, Changing Lives

(Theme 7 - Waste, Theme 8 - Health, Theme10 - Sense of Place) Organization: EcoEquitable [...]
The Future of Chaudière Falls - Energy Ottawa Expansion Project

The Future of Chaudière Falls - Energy Ottawa Expansion Project

(Theme 2 - Energy) Organization: Energy Ottawa Inc. – a subsidiary of Hydro Ottawa Tim[...]
Ottawa Garden Days - Join the Celebration!

Ottawa Garden Days - Join the Celebration!

(Theme 5 - Food, Theme 8 - Health, Theme10 - Sense of Place) Organization: Ottawa Garden [...]
Canadensis - The Garden of Canada

Canadensis - The Garden of Canada

(Theme 6 - Natural Capital, Theme 8 - Health, Theme10 - Sense of Place) Organization: Can[...]
The Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count

The Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count

(Theme 4 - Habitat) Organization: Friends of the Earth Timeline for Completion: June 1[...]

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Join Greenpeace Volunteers in Ottawa on Sunday May 15th for a paddle on Dows Lake to show our opposition to Energy East and to call for a 100% renewable energy future. Come and bring your canoe or kayak, messages, and decorations. Break Free ... See MoreSee Less

Break Free

May 15, 2016, 1:00pm

Dow's Lake

Join Greenpeace Volunteers in Ottawa on Sunday May 15th for a paddle on Dows Lake to show our opposition to Energy East and to call for a 100% renewable energy future. Come and bring your canoe or kayak, messages, and decorations! Meet us on the water at the Pavillion on the North-west corner of Dows Lake. It’s no secret that 2015 was one of the hottest years on record and one of the world’s biggest contributors to our rapidly changing climate is Canada’s tar sands. It’s time for us to break free from fossil fuels. Dangerous tar sands infrastructure, such as the proposed Energy East pipeline, will only lock us into the fossil fuel economy of the past, and make the shift to 100% renewables that much harder. We won’t be the only ones taking action this May. Break Free is an unprecedented global wave of direct actions targeting the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects, in order to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground. Together we’ll show the global resolve to break free from the shackles of polluting fuels accelerate the just transition to 100% renewable energy.

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