BEC tool 4 – Database of Projects


The Database summarizes basic information on any project related to sustainability in the Biosphere Eco-City. This is a key tool for the BEC Objective to Share Information. Projects in the Database are organized according to Themes of Sustainability, so people can search in their areas of interest. Readers may find useful ideas and can contact project developers to get more details. People and organizations who list their projects may find their listing leads to volunteers or support. You may submit a project or view the Ottawa BEC Database.

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

Latest Entries in Database of Sustainability Projects

  • The Log Farm Farmers Market – A Farmers Market on a Farm
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: The Log Farm Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal Objective: Welcome to The Log Farm Farmers Market. We are situated in the west end of the city (670 Cedarview Rd) . Established in 2017 our second year (2018) is going to be even better. Set on the grounds of The Log Farm (www.thelogfarm.com), it is a Read more
  • Wakefield Market – A local producers’ market for farmers and artisans
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: Wakefield Market Timeline for Completion: Started 1997 Ongoing – Seasonal Objective: There must be something about the natural beauty around Wakefield, which inspires farmers and artisans alike to create exceptional things from the region’s natural surroundings. Whether you’re looking for delectable local Read more
  • Carp Farmers’ Market – Fresher by a Country Smile!
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: Carp Farmers’ Market Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal Objective: We are the largest producer-based Farmers’ Market in Eastern Ontario and are used as a model for other Ontario markets. Join Us: Saturdays May to October 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Carp Fairgrounds, 3790 Carp Road Summary: Read more
  • 19th Annual Carp Garlic Festival
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: Carp Farmer’s Market Timeline for Completion: Annual Event in August Objective: 19th ANNUAL CARP GARLIC FESTIVAL! Garlic, garlic and more garlic! You will never find more garlic in one place than as you will at the Carp Farmers’ Market. Fresh garlic bulbs, garlic braiding demonstrations, garlic Read more
  • 21st Annual Perth Garlic Festival
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: Perth Lions Garlic Festival Timeline for Completion: Founded 1997 – Annual Event in August Objective: The purpose of the festival is to promote Ontario grown garlic, share ideas on how to grow, harvest, market, cook and enjoy garlic. Date: Sat. and Sun. August 11th & 12th, 2018 Location: Perth Read more
  • National Launch of Love Food Hate Waste in Canada
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Love Food Hate Waste Canada Project Start Date: July 2018Ongoing Objective: A national Love Food Hate Waste campaign launched today, which aims to change Canadians’ behaviours around food and dramatically reduce the significant amount of food wasted across the country every day. Love Food Hate Waste is here Read more
  • Flora Footbridge – Linking Old Ottawa South, Old Ottawa East and the Glebe Neighbourhoods
    (Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: City of Ottawa Timeline for Completion: Summer 2019 Objective: Flora Footbridge has been chosen as the name for the new crossing being built between the Glebe and Old Ottawa East. Council on Wednesday (July 11, 2018) was unanimous in voting to name the bridge after Read more
  • Greystone Village awarded LEED® ND v4 SILVER
    (Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: Regional Group and partner eQ Homes – Greystone Village Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: The Regional Group’s Greystone Village has been awarded LEED® ND v4 SILVER, the first project in Ontario to be achieve this designation. LEED® ND v4 SILVER has been achieved to date by only eight Read more
  • The Poets’ Pathway
    (Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: City of Ottawa Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: The purpose of the Pathway is two-fold: it helps preserve greenspace in the nation’s capital; and it commemorates Canada’s ’Confederation Poets’ along the trail. The Poets’ Pathway is a walking and biking trail approximately 35 kilometres Read more
  • Heritage Ottawa Walking Tours – 2018
    (Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: Heritage Ottawa Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal June to October Objective: Our 2018 Walking Tour Season begins on June 10 and continues to October 14. Stroll through some of Ottawa’s most interesting neighbourhoods with our knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteer Tour Guides. Read more