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

  • Christmas Bird Count for Kids – 2018 at Landon Bay, Thousand Island National Park
    (Theme 4 – Habitat) Organization: Frontenac Arch Biosphere in partnership with Leeds Grenville Stewardship Council and others Timeline for Completion: Saturday Dec 29, 2018 1-3 pm Objective: We invite the friends and families to join us for a brand new, winter adventure at Landon Bay. Help us grow the world of Citizen Science, as we learn the tricks of winter birding, from local Biosphere Read more
  • Slower, livelier, bike-friendly: Latest plans for Elgin Street ‘transformation’
    (Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: City of Ottawa Timeline for Completion: 2019 – 2020 Objective: The latest plans for a major redesign of Elgin Street reveal a downtown strip that’s livelier, more accessible and friendlier to cyclists. Over one kilometre of Elgin Street between Gloucester Street and the Queen Elizabeth Driveway will be Read more
  • Remic Rapids Wetland Creation Project — Ottawa River
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital) Organization: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) partnered with National Capital Commission (NCC) Timeline for Completion: 2019 Objective: The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) partnered with the National Capital Commission (NCC) to design and construct a small wetland adjacent to the Ottawa River. This new wetland is Read more
  • 100 Trees for 100 Years
    (Theme 4 – Habitat) Organization: Russell & District Horticultural Society Timeline for Completion: 2019 Objective: The Russell and District Horticultural Society is turning 100 years old in 2019! To help celebrate, and to look towards the next 100 years, RDHS wants to mark the occasion by helping to make our community greener! Each RDHS member can buy one tree from Beyond the House at Read more
  • 11th Annual Living Locally Fair in Russell
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Russell & District Horticultural Society Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Annual Event on 3rd Saturday in January Objective: The Living Locally Fair is back in 2019 with 110 exhibitors with plenty of great local wares and information. Mark you calendar now as you won’t want to miss it! Exhibitors include local farmers who Read more
  • Mark Your Calendar! – Kingston Seedy Saturday – Mar. 9, 2019
    (Theme 5 – Food) Organization: Kingston Area Seed System Initiative (KASSI) – Growing our community seed heritage Timeline for Completion: Annual Event on Mar. 9, 2019 10am to 3pm Objective: The Kingston Area Seed System Initiative (KASSI) promotes responsible stewardship of our agricultural seed heritage in the Kingston Area. Come celebrate local seeds! Learn how to save your own Read more
  • Ottawa Seedy Saturday – March 2, 2019 – 10am to 3pm
    (Theme 5 – Food) Organization: Greta’s Organic Garden Timeline for Completion: Sat. Mar. 2, 2019 – 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 seeds from seed Read more
  • Lanark Highlands Christmas Bird Count 2018
    (Theme 4 – Habitat) Organization: Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Annual Event on Dec 30, 2018 Objective: A tradition is continuing this holiday season as volunteers gear up for the 16th annual Lanark Highlands Christmas Bird Count. Data from the count is sent to Bird Studies Canada, where it forms a definitive record of bird species in the area. Four Read more
  • Most Environmentally Friendly Builder – 2018 GOHBA SAM Awards
    (Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design) Organization: eQ Homes Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: eQ Homes recently received the ‘Most Environmentally Friendly Builder’ at the Greater Ottawa Home Builder’s Association Awards Dinner. At eQ Homes we aim to do the right thing, and we’re dedicated to keeping the environmental impact of our homes to an absolute Read more
  • Roadside Monarch Butterfly Project in Eastern Ontario
    (Theme 4 – Habitat) Organization: Canadian Wildlife Federation and partners National Capital Commission, Hydro One, and Lanark County Project Start Date: Nov 20182-3 years Objective: CWF is working with the National Capital Commission, Hydro One, and Lanark County to create learning labs for establishing wildflower meadows in Ottawa and Lanark County. Work has begun to prepare the sites and Read more