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

  • Disposal of Hazardous Waste – 2018
    (Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: City of Ottawa Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal Objective: If it’s corrosive, flammable or poisonous it’s hazardous waste. These types of products contaminate water and landfills and should never be poured down the drain or put out with your regular garbage. To help you dispose of these products safely, the City of Ottawa Read more
  • Gardening for Bees (and other pollinators)
    (Theme 4 – Habitat) Organization: Hintonburg Community Association Timeline for Completion: Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 10 am Objective: HCA is excited to bring the community a talk by Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton. As gardening weather is beginning, come and learn what to plant to attract bees and other pollinators. Bees are our most important pollinators. Many bee species are declining, Read more
  • Hintonburg & Wellington Village Spring Cleanup
    (Theme 7 – Waste, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: Hintonburg Community Association Timeline for Completion: Saturday, April 28, 2018 Objective: Spring is here and now is the time to clean up our communities. Come out and join your neighbours and have some fun. •Registration is between 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. The rain date is Saturday, May 5th. •Lunch for volunteers will be hosted by Read more
  • Rainbarrels to Help the Environment – 2018
    (Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Rainbarrel.ca – Ottawa area groups participating Timeline for Completion: Starting in April Objective: Upcoming Ottawa Area Fundraising Rain Barrel Sales for 2018 . Madawaska Valley Lions Club – Barry’s Bay Ontario . Gloucester Beacon Learning Centre – Gloucester Ontario . Just Read more
  • ReStore Ottawa
    (Theme 7 – Waste) Organization: Habitat for Humanity – ReStore Timeline for Completion: Started 1991 Ongoing Objective: Habitat GO is helping families in Greater Ottawa to build a better life through affordable homeownership. The local ReStores, which are owned and operated by Habitat GO, are non-profit home improvement stores that accept donations of new and used product to sell to Read more
  • One-day E-waste Drop-offs – 2018
    (Theme 7 – Waste) Organization: City of Ottawa Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Annual Events Objective: E-waste accounts for 3000 tonnes or about 300 garbage trucks full of refuse added to our landfills each year. Much of this e-waste consists of steel, glass, copper, aluminum, plastics and precious metals that can be recycled and reused. One Day E-Waste Drop-offs are held at various Read more
  • Bike Share Program for the Ottawa-Gatineau Area
    (Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation) Organization: VeloGo Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal Objective: VeloGO is a Bike Share program for the Ottawa-Gatineau area, a healthy, fun and affordable way to get around the capital region. Hop on a bike and cruise past morning traffic, turn lunch hours into thrill rides, and welcome errands as Read more
  • Launching: Interactive Bike Maps!
    (Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: Bike Ottawa – Citizens for Safe Cycling Since 1984 Timeline for Completion: Founded 1984 Ongoing Objective: The organisation promotes greater bicycle use and enjoyment, cycling safety and awareness, bicycle route and road conditions that are safer as well as more pleasant, and an overall Read more
  • NOKIA Sunday Bikedays!
    (Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: The National Capital Commission (NCC) Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal Objective: NOKIA Sunday Bikedays will take place Sunday mornings, from May 20 to September 2, 2018. Over 50 kilometres of parkways in Ottawa and Gatineau Park are open for cyclists, in-line skaters, runners and Read more
  • Pedal Play Mobile Bike Rodeo – Kanata North 2018
    (Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: Transportation Action Committee Kanata-North, Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association Timeline for Completion: Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 1 to 4 pm Objective: Do you want you and your kids to be able to ride safely in our community? Then come to this year’s Pedal Play. This is a great family Read more