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

  • Prepare to enjoy the hiking season!
    (Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: Rideau Trail Association Timeline for Completion: Annual Event Objective: Saturday, April 21, 2018 Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa This popular full-day course is aimed at new hikers and those interested in making hiking safe and enjoyable. Topics include hike planning, preparation, Read more
  • Ontario Nature – Endangered Species – Migratory Birds
    (Theme 4 – Habitat) Organization: Ontario Nature Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: One of the biggest threats to birds during spring and fall migration is the possibility of colliding with windows. The estimated yearly death toll from window collisions is horrific — and unacceptable: ?25 million in Canada ?1 billion in North America During the day, especially at first light when Read more
  • What is Your Ecological Footprint – How many planets would we need if everyone lived like you?
    (Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 5 – Food, Theme 7 – Waste) Organization: Ontario Biodiversity Council Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: The Ontario Biodiversity Council has partnered with Global Footprint Network to develop a personal online footprint calculator for Ontario residents to see how their own living habits relate to their use of the Read more
  • State of Ontario’s Biodiversity
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital) Organization: Ontario Biodiversity Council Timeline for Completion: Started 2005 Ongoing Objective: Mission “We encourage everyone to become engaged in both appreciating and conserving biodiversity. Every one of us has a role to play in reducing pressures on nature. We invite you to join our efforts to protect what sustains us.” In order Read more
  • Celebrate Earth Day at the 11th Annual North Grenville Sustainability Fair & Market!
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: Sustainable North Grenville Timeline for Completion: Annual Event – Sunday April 22, 2018 10am-3pm Objective: 11 years celebrating Earth Day in North Grenville! The North Grenville Sustainability Fair & Market is celebrating more than a decade of acting locally, building relationships and Read more
  • Urban Organic Gardening Seminars 2018
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Canadian Organic Growers (COG) – Ottawa-St Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter Timeline for Completion: Annual Event – Spring (March, April, May) Objective: Learn about organic vegetable, herb, and edible flower gardening with experienced and qualified instructors. Three half-day, Saturday morning seminars will cover 9 different Read more
  • This Earth Hour, help shine a light on climate change
    (Theme 2 – Energy) Organization: Worldwide Wildlife Fund (WWF) Timeline for Completion: Annual Event – March 24, 2018 8:30 p.m. local time Objective: Changing climate change starts with us, here today. This Earth Hour, WWF-Canada calls on people across the country to join others around the world to send a strong global message. The 12th annual Earth Hour takes place at 8:30 p.m. local time Read more
  • Recycle Soap, Save lives, Protect the Environment
    (Theme 7 – Waste) Organization: Clean The World Timeline for Completion: Started 2009 Ongoing Objective: Depending on the size of your hotel, you throw away dozens … hundreds … maybe thousands of soap bars daily. Clean the World will give those discarded soap bars and plastic bottles a second life. Hotels generate large volumes of solid waste. A waste reduction program with soap and bottled Read more
  • Buy Nothing. Give Freely. Share Creatively
    (Theme 7 – Waste) Organization: Buy Nothing Timeline for Completion: Started 2013 Ongoing Objective: Our Buy Nothing Project Mission: We offer people a way to give and receive, share, lend, and express gratitude through a worldwide network of hyper-local gift economies in which the true wealth is the web of connections formed between people who are real-life neighbors. Join Us: Buy Nothing: Read more
  • Spring 2018 – GLAD Cleaning the Capital
    (Theme 7 – Waste) Organization: City of Ottawa Timeline for Completion: Annual Event – Spring & Fall Objective: The GLAD Cleaning the Capital campaign is a citywide cleanup that occurs in the spring and fall of every year. Residents come together as a community and combine efforts to make our city clean and green. Litter pickup or graffiti removal projects must be registered, and Read more