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

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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Latest Entries in Database of Sustainability Projects

  • Sustainable Style: Ottawa area builder takes green design to an outstanding new level
    (Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design) Organization: RND Construction- Builder/Christopher Simmonds-Architect Timeline for Completion: 2018 Objective: This is a certified net zero home, disguised as a modern luxury infill (i.e. sixty-seven per cent more efficient than the current building code) Nestled on a tree-lined street in the desirable Alta Vista neighborhood stands a remarkable Read more
  • Donated potatoes to arrive on First Air flight to Iqaluit Nov 14
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Mike’s Garden Harvest/First Air – Example of the Gift Economy and Sustainability Timeline for Completion: November, 2018 Objective: Mike Milsom is an organic farmer who farms NCC land on River Road and delivers produce to restaurants and local residents in the Ottawa area, offering shares through Mike’s Garden Harvest. He Read more
  • Operation ReLeaf – Ottawa-Gatineau Tornadoes
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital) Organization: Tree Canada – Let’s plant together Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: OperationReLeaf – Ottawa-Gatineau Tornadoes in cooperation with the City of Ottawa and the Ville de Gatineau will provide funding for private land owners (residences, condominiums, institutional) to replace trees lost in the tornadoes. On Read more
  • Ottawa’s Urban Farming leverages appetite for locally grown food
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: BeetBox – VegBox CSA (community-supported agriculture) program Timeline for Completion: Started 2017 Ongoing Seasonal Objective: The Original Brain Food – Our VegBox CSA program brings super local, organically-grown vegetables to West Ottawa. BeetBox’s growing season runs from March, when the planting of beets, lettuce, Read more
  • Modern Farming: How Ottawa Valley agriculture is evolving to grow and prosper
    (Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 7 – Waste) Organization: Terryland Farms – Your Organic Energy Potential Realized Timeline for Completion: Started 2008 Ongoing Objective: Biogas technology uses a biological process to produce a combustible gas from the decomposition of organic waste in an anaerobic setting. The gas, known as biogas, contains roughly 60% methane and 40% carbon dioxide Read more

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