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

  • Mark Your Calendar: Last chance in 2019 for Disposal of household hazardous waste
    (Theme 7 – Waste) Organization: City of Ottawa Timeline for Completion: Saturday, October 26, 2019 8am-4pm Objective: Last chance this year – Saturday, October 26, 2019. Depot hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Loaction: Barrhaven Snow Dump at Strandherd and Dealership Drive (Philsar). Residential electronic waste is also accepted at this site. If it’s corrosive, flammable or poisonous it’s Read more
  • GiveAway Weekend – Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27, 2019
    (Theme 7 – Waste) Organization: City of Ottawa Timeline for Completion: Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27, 2019 Objective: Wait! Don’t toss that. It’s the City of Ottawa’s giveaway weekend Saturday and Sunday and your trash could be someone else’s treasure trove. The city suggests putting out books, CDs and DVDs, old furniture and small appliances, construction materials including Read more
  • Transforming Ontario’s Food Systems Together
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Sustain Ontario – the Alliance for Healthy Food and Farming Timeline for Completion: Founded 2008 – Ongoing Objective: Our mission is to provide coordinated support for productive, equitable and sustainable food and farming systems that support the health and wellbeing of all people in Ontario, through collaborative action. Read more
  • NCC Fall Rhapsody – Greenbelt
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: National Capital Commission (NCC) Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Annual Event in October Objective: The Greenbelt is a vast, protected green space showcasing a mosaic of landscapes, including farms, forests and wetlands. Its proximity to downtown Ottawa makes it a choice destination for Read more
  • NCC Fall Rhapsody – Canada’s Capital Core
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: National Capital Commission (NCC) Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Annual Event in October Objective: You don’t have to leave the downtown areas of Ottawa and Gatineau to see a spectacular display of yellow, orange and red. Enjoy a picnic at an urban park, take in the view of the Capital’s Read more
  • NCC Fall Rhapsody – Gatineau Park
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: National Capital Commission (NCC) Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Annual Event in October Objective: Gatineau Park is the most visited location for viewing the fall colours in the Capital. Take part in our special events, use the free NCC shuttle service or explore a sector you haven’t Read more
  • National Tree Day: A meaningful way to reflect on the positive impact of trees
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Tree Canada – Let’s plant together Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Annual 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 Read more
  • Hidden Harvest – Pick, Share, and Take Good Care
    (Theme 5 – Food) Organization: Hidden Harvest Ottawa Timeline for Completion: Founded 2012 – Ongoing Objective: Reveal, harvest and share the fruit and nuts around Ottawa. Through volunteer-led harvests, educational programs, and partnerships, we seek to make good use of local food and inspire community members to steward the bounty growing in their neighbourhood. There is local food Read more
  • Fall Colours Hike – Blueberry Mountain
    (Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation) Organization: Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT) Timeline for Completion: Annual Event in Fall Objective: Is there a more spectacular way to take in the fall colours than from the top of Blueberry Mountain – one of the seven wonders of Lanark County? Not in our minds… Each year the MMLT offers its annual Fall Colours Nature Walk at this Read more
  • Ottawa River paddle and hike up the sacred cliff known as Oiseau Rock
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital) Organization: The Ottawa River Institute and Ottawa Riverkeeper Timeline for Completion: Saturday September 7 ~ 9:30 am (from Sheenboro Quebec) Objective: This is a wonderful opportunity to see a beautiful part of the Ottawa River and have a guided tour of Oiseau Rock, sacred rock art site of the Anishinabek Algonquin People. There is a Read more