BEC tool 1 – Council of Stakeholders

Stakeholders meet as a Council to do four main things:

• Guide the development of Biosphere Eco-City activities;
• Encourage urban-rural cooperation;
• Stimulate development of demonstration projects;
• Share ideas to help each other. Blending of different stakeholder perspectives provides “value added” in discussions and activities. Stakeholders are motivated by a desire to support their region and gain benefits by working with others. You can read more on this in Roles and Benefits for Stakeholders. In Ottawa, the Council of Stakeholders is called the Biosphere Eco-City Council. If you would like information on upcoming meetings, click Contact Us.

Themes of Sustainability

Transportation – Theme 1 Movement of goods and people

Energy – Theme 2 For buildings and activities e.g. transportation, manufacturing, agriculture

Design – Theme 3 Built environment including community design

Habitat – Theme 4 Urban & rural spaces for plants & animals, connectivity

Food – Theme 5 Local healthy food, heritage crops & animals, urban gardens

Natural Capital – Theme 6 Human needs for land, water, soil, natural materials

Waste – Theme 7 Processing of waste, re-use, recycling, conversion to energy

Health – Theme 8 Clean air & water, safety, tranquility, environmental needs of vulnerable groups

Recreation – Theme 9 Non-motorized, urban or rural

Sense of Place – Theme 10 Feeling of belonging that leads to stewardship