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

  • Earth Hour 2020 – Wherever you are, you can make an impact
    (Theme 2 – Energy) Organization: Worldwide Wildlife Fund (WWF) Timeline for Completion: Annual Event – March 28, 2020 at 8:30 p.m. local time Objective: JOIN US ON SATURDAY MARCH 28, 2020, 8:30 PM YOUR LOCAL TIME! Help place the spotlight on nature – the world is watching. Started by WWF and partners as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the Read more
  • re-Cycles – A Community Bicycle Shop
    (Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 7 – Waste) Organization: re-Cycles Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: Re-Cycles was founded on the principle that our limited natural resources should be used wisely. As such, our goals are to: . Put more bicycles on the road by providing affordable, recycled bikes to the community . Provide low-cost access to a fully equipped bike repair shop Read more
  • Westport Seedy Saturday – April 4, 2020 9am – 2pm
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Heritage Seed & Produce Timeline for Completion: April 4, 2020 – 9am to 2pm Objective: Westport Seedy Saturday Come out to Knox Presbyterian Church with the whole family and celebrate local seeds. Presentations include: Vermicomposting 10 am How to save vegetable seed 11 am Location: Knox Presbyterian Church 47 Concession Read more
  • Kingston Seedy Saturday – March 14, 2020 10am – 3pm
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Kingston Area Seed System Initiative (KASSI) – Growing our community seed heritage Timeline for Completion: Annual Event on Mar. 14, 2020 10am to 3pm Objective: The Kingston Seedy Saturday Committee is excited to host the 13th annual Kingston Seed Saturday!!! Come out to LCVI with the whole family and celebrate local seeds. Come Read more
  • Ottawa Valley Seedy Sunday – March 8, 2020 10am – 3pm
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Renfrew County Timeline for Completion: Sunday March 8, 2020 10 to 3 Objective: Renfrew County is organizing a seed swap and workshops event on Sunday March 8, 2020 at the Rankin Culture and Community Centre 20 Rankin Rink Road, Pembroke from 10am – 3pm. Always a great day! Ottawa Valley’s 13th Annual Seed Exchange. Many Read more
  • Brockville Seedy Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 10am to 1pm
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Brockville Public Library and Transition Brockville Timeline for Completion: Saturday March 7, 2020 – 10 am to 1 pm Objective: Seed sharing, kids activities, talk to our resident expert Master Gardener; meet local gardeners and garden clubs; shop seed and farmer’s market vendors, garden supply shops, and more! Date: Saturday Read more
  • Greta’s Organic Gardens – Organic Vegetable Seeds
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Greta’s Organic Gardens Timeline for Completion: Started 1992 – Ongoing Objective: As an organic seed company based in Ontario, Greta’s Organic Gardens assists customers in cultivating a unique and high quality garden and plants. We provide organic gardening seeds that flourish into plants and vegetables with enhanced taste and Read more
  • Ottawa Seedy Saturday – March 7, 2020 – 10am to 3pm
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Greta’s Organic Garden Timeline for Completion: Sat. Mar. 7, 2020 – 10am to 3pm Objective: Seedy Saturdays are fun, inexpensive events where you can swap and exchange seeds, get exciting varieties that other seed savers are sharing (as well as the stories that come with them), attend workshops and talks, meet vendors and buy Read more
  • Ontario Active School Travel – Winter Walk Day – Feb 5, 2020
    (Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Green Communities Canada (GCC) Timeline for Completion: Annual Event – First Wed in February (Feb 5, 2020) Objective: Winter Walk Day is celebrated by schools across the province on the first Wednesday of February each year. Walking and wheeling to and from school is fun every day. We encourage you to journey outside throughout the entire month of Read more
  • Supporting Environmental Education and Student Leadership in Canada
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 5 – Food, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: EcoSchools Canada Timeline for Completion: Started 2002 Ongoing Objective: From individual behaviours to collective impact, our VISION is for all members of school communities to be empowered with the knowledge, skills, and desire to act as environmentally responsible citizens. Our MISSION Read more