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

  • Stittsville Lions Club – Electronic Waste Collection Day
    (Theme 7 – Waste) Organization: Stittsville Lions Club Timeline for Completion: April 27 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Objective: Do you have electronic waste waiting for a new home and cluttering up your basement? On April 27 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, you can drop off your unwanted electronics at the Stittsville & District Lions Club at 1339 Stittsville Main Street during their Electronic Waste Read more
  • Park-and-cycle pilot project at Andrew Haydon Park
    (Theme 1 – Transportation) Organization: City of Ottawa Timeline for Completion: 2020 to 2022 – 3 year pilot Objective: Council approved a pilot project that will reserve 10 park-and-cycle spots on a first come, first served basis between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. The city heard from west-end commuters who want to split their downtown trips between driving their vehicles and Read more
  • Carp Farmers’ Market – Fresher by a Country Smile!
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: Carp Farmers’ Market Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal Objective: Welcome to Carp Farmers’ Market We are the largest producer-based Farmers’ Market in Eastern Ontario and are used as a model for other Ontario markets. This is our 29th Season, come on by and enjoy the Market with your Read more
  • Ottawa’s Green Economy Hub – Carbon 613
    (Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 7 – Waste) Organization: EnviroCentre Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: EnviroCentre’s Carbon 613 is our made-in-Ottawa, target-based sustainability program for businesses. Carbon 613 engages with your organization to achieve greenhouse gas reduction targets by facilitating resource sharing and celebrating your Read more
  • Deep Roots Food Hub – Connecting Small-Scale Farmers, Families, and Local Food
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Deep Roots Food Hub (DRFH) Project Start Date: Ongoing Objective: The Deep Roots Food Hub (DRFH) is a non-profit, grassroots organization made up of local farmers, market gardeners, health professionals, business people and residents of West Carleton. We are committed to creating a more secure and sustainable food system in our Read more
  • May is Bike to Work Month! A happier commute
    (Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation) Organization: EnviroCentre Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Annual Event in May Objective: Last year, we had a record 4033 participants for Bike to Work Month! Together we cycled 555,216 km and averted 141,580 kg of Greenhouse Gas Emissions just by choosing to bike to work! Bike to Work Month is an EnviroCentre Read more
  • Sustainable Eastern Ontario – Connecting, Collaborating, Capacity-Building, Celebrating
    (Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design, Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 5 – Food, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: Sustainable Eastern Ontario Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: Sustainable Eastern Ontario is a network Read more
  • Renewi Canada Ottawa – Turns Organic Waste into Compost for the Agricultural Sector
    (Theme 7 – Waste) Organization: Renewi Canada – Ottawa Timeline for Completion: Since 2010 Ongoing Objective: Our composting facility in Ottawa was designed and built by Orgaworld Canada Ltd and we have been processing organic waste for the City of Ottawa since 2010. This waste is then converted into high quality compost for the agricultural sector and for the City itself, despite the Read more
  • Wildlife Education School Program – OCWC
    (Theme 4 – Habitat) Organization: Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre (OCWC) Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: The Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre’s Education Programs are directed at helping people of all ages better understand and appreciate wildlife and to protect wildlife and their habitat. We always pride ourselves in reaching a wide range of audiences with our Programs. Summary: Read more
  • Woodpark Common Ground Community Garden
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: Woodpark Community Association Timeline for Completion: Started June 2017 (3 year pilot project) Objective: Following many years of lobbying the Woodpark Community Association established a community garden in the neighbourhood. The Common Ground Community Garden broke ground in late June 2017, in Lincoln Read more