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

  • Ottawa Farm Fresh CSA – Conscious Eating Made Simple
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Ottawa Farm Fresh CSA Timeline for Completion: Started 2009 Ongoing Seasonal Objective: Farm fresh organic vegetables! Grown right here in the Ottawa greenbelt! BE NOURISHED, INSPIRED, AND GROUNDED BY THE FOOD YOU EAT. Come visit our farm store, open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm (seasonal) Location: 2811 Ramsayville Rd., Read more
  • A North Grenville Nature Trail to Discover – Ferguson Forest Centre
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: The Friends of the Ferguson Forest Centre Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: The Friends of the Ferguson Forest Centre is comprised of a volunteer board of directors, public members, and community volunteers & sponsors, who: . support the public Read more
  • Spring on the Greenbelt’s Trails – Stony Swamp
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: The National Capital Commission Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: Stony Swamp, southwest of Ottawa, features a network of beaver ponds, wetlands and forests. This area offers over 40 kilometres of trails — more than in any other section of the Greenbelt. In addition, you will find Read more
  • Spring on the Greenbelt’s Trails – Pine Grove
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: The National Capital Commission Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: Pine Grove is the largest forest in the Greenbelt, and is a mixture of tree plantations and natural forests. Located in the south end of Ottawa, Pine Grove offers 18.4 kilometres of hiking and cross-country ski trails, Read more
  • Spring on the Greenbelt’s Trails – Shirleys Bay
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: The National Capital Commission Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: Shirleys Bay, to the west of Ottawa, is a provincially significant wetland and the largest marshland in the Greenbelt. It’s also one of the best spots in Canada’s Capital Region for birdwatching. The bay is an old channel of the Read more
  • Spring on the Greenbelt’s Trails – Green’s Creek
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: The National Capital Commission Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: The steep, forested slopes of Green’s Creek, and the narrow, clay-based flood plain provide an important wildlife corridor. This corridor extends south from the Ottawa River to inland habitats, and crosses developed Read more
  • An Ottawa nature trail to discover – Southern Farm and Pinhey Forest
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: The National Capital Commission Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: This conservation area in the Greenbelt contains a unique natural feature: Ottawa’s only inland sand dune complex. The Pinhey sand dune complex extends from Woodroffe Avenue just south of the Nepean Sportsplex to the Read more
  • An Ottawa nature trail to discover – Mer Bleue Bog
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: The National Capital Commission Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: The Mer Bleue Bog in Ottawa is one of the most outstanding natural features of the Greenbelt. The 3,500-hectare conservation area has a northern eco-system more typical of the Arctic than Ottawa Valley. At Mer Bleue Read more
  • Cornerstone Organics – CSA Local. Sustainable. Organic.
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Cornerstone Organics – CSA Timeline for Completion: Started 2010 Ongoing Objective: We connect people with healthy, local food. For over a decade, we’ve focused on the production of high-quality foods for our local community. Cornerstone Organics believes in the importance of real, nourishing food. For us, building a local Read more
  • Garden Box Program in Cornwall helps food bank users become self sufficient
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: The Agapè Centre, City of Cornwall, and Cornerstone Organics Timeline for Completion: Started 2021 Objective: The Agapè Centre has a new, free vegetable garden program for clients. “This year, we are proud to offer a brand-new program to current Agapè Centre clients. We are supplying our clients with everything they’ll need to grow Read more