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

  • Tree Talk Series #4 – Introducing the 4th R: REPURPOSE!
    (Theme 7 – Waste) Organization: Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City partner with Waste Watch Ottawa Timeline for Completion: Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 4:30-6:30 pm at Strathcona Park Objective: Come join us in circles of knowledge-sharing & gratitude underneath some of Ottawa’s beautiful trees as we learn about sustainability. Our next Tree Talk is on Consumer Culture & the Value of our Read more
  • Zibi to become National Capital Region’s first carbon-neutral community
    (Theme 2 – Energy, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: Zibi, Hydro Ottawa and Kruger Products Timeline for Completion: 2021 Objective: A new partnership between Zibi, Hydro Ottawa and Kruger Products will put the National Capital Region on the map as a leader in combating climate change through the substantial reduction of carbon emissions using district energy for heating and Read more
  • A Manor Park Sustainability Series – online Oct 15th and Oct 27th 7:30-9:00 pm
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: Manor Park Community Association and Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Timeline for Completion: online Thurs., Oct. 15th & Tues., Oct. 27th from 7:30-9PM Objective: Come join us Thursday, October 15th & Tuesday, October 27th from 7:30-9PM online via Zoom with the Manor Park Community Association in Read more
  • Renfrew County Nature Notebook – Welcome Nature Lovers!
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: Ottawa River Institute (ORI) Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: Renfrew County, in the Upper Ottawa Valley of Eastern Ontario has a great wealth of intact ecosystems and thriving rich biodiversity. Getting folks of all ages out to enjoy these vast riches is what this website is all Read more
  • Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste – third and final extended Household Hazardous Waste Depot in 2020
    (Theme 7 – Waste) Organization: City of Ottawa Timeline for Completion: Wed., Oct 21 to Sun., Oct. 25, 2020 – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Objective: The third and final extended Household Hazardous Waste Depot in 2020 will be held: Wednesday, October 21 to Sunday, October 25, 2020 Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Barrhaven Snow Disposal Facility – Strandherd Drive and Read more
  • Tuesday Tree Talk and Talent Series – Fall Edition
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 5 – Food, Theme 7 – Waste) Organization: Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Timeline for Completion: Three days to choose: Sept 22, Oct 8, or Oct 20 Objective: Come join us in circles of knowledge-sharing & gratitude underneath some of Ottawa’s beautiful trees as we learn about sustainability. Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City (OBEC) is a local environmental Read more
  • 1st Annual Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Walk
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Ottawa valley Wild Bird Care Centre Timeline for Completion: Sept 4 – Oct 12, 2020 Objective: Our first annual Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Walk is a non-traditional walk designed to raise funds and awareness for the Centre. You can complete a walk of a distance and at a location of your choosing. Give yourself a challenge to see Read more
  • Petrie Island Tree Inventory
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 5 – Food) Organization: Friends of Petrie Island, in partnership with the Ottawa Stewardship Council (OSC) and Ottawa Field Naturalists’ Club Timeline for Completion: Started 2019 (3 year project) Objective: The Friends of Petrie Island, in partnership with the Ottawa Stewardship Council and Ottawa Field Naturalists’ Club (OFNC), is conducting a tree Read more
  • The Woods of Hampton Park – An Urban Forest to Preserve
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation) Organization: Friends of Hampton Park Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: An ecological study of the park is currently underway. Friends of Hampton Park is working on a number of stewardship projects to preserve the integrity of this forest. Hampton Park is one of Ottawa’s most beautiful public parks. Situated Read more
  • Celebrating National Tree Day a Different Way – Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020
    (Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: Tree Canada Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Event in September Objective: National Tree Day serves as a celebration for all Canadians to appreciate the great benefits that trees provide us – clean air, wildlife habitat, reducing energy demand and connecting with nature. Save the date! This year Read more