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

  • 2018 Kanata e-Waste Day
    (Theme 7 – Waste, Wonder) Organization: Kanata-Hazeldean Lions Club in partnership with Hazeldean Mall Timeline for Completion: Sat. Sept 22, 2018 – 9:30 am to 5:30pm Objective: Join the Kanata-Hazeldean Lions for E-Waste recycle Day! E-Waste (All Digital and Electronic Devices); Textiles (bedding, towels, sheets, and clothing) When: Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 9:30 AM to 5:30 Read more
  • Gatineau puts a lid on it to keep employees’ bikes safe
    (Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: City of Gatineau Timeline for Completion: Started Sept 2018 – Pilot Project Objective: Bike-friendly cities encourage bike commuting to ease traffic congestion, minimize the need for car parking, reduce air pollution and improve community health. BikeLid protects bikes and bike components from the elements, vandals, and Read more
  • Improving Waste Diversion in Ottawa – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink
    (Theme 7 – Waste) Organization: Waste Watch Ottawa (WWO) Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: WWO is committed to improving the City of Ottawa’s waste management practices and contributing to a greening of the City by supporting the development of new and improved waste diversion programs and initiatives designed to minimize the amount of waste being disposed of and avoiding the Read more
  • Safe Streets for Seniors and other Valuable Pedestrians in Ottawa
    (Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health, Uncategorized) Organization: The Council on Aging of Ottawa – Transportation Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: Goals The Ottawa Seniors Transportation Committee (OSTC) works to: •Improve the transportation options for older adults and persons with disabilities in urban, suburban and rural Ottawa •Offer education about the Read more
  • Ottawa Energy Management Case Studies Project
    (Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 2 – Energy) Organization: Sustainable Eastern Ontario Timeline for Completion: Started 2018 Ongoing Objective: Through production of the case studies, and targeted outreach to similar organizations, we hope to celebrate the steps already taken towards sustainability by municipal departments, transit services, hospitals, and others, as well as ensure Read more
  • Help Secure Affordable Housing Near Rapid Transit
    (Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Healthy Transportation Coalition Timeline for Completion: Start 2018 Objective: More than 40,000 families in Ottawa do not have housing they can afford. National trends indicate that housing costs increase near rapid transit hubs. The City’s plan to expand the Light Rail Transit system causes concern Read more
  • Stage 2 Rail – East, West & South. Let’s Build it Together.
    (Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 2 – Energy) Organization: City of Ottawa Timeline for Completion: Start 2019 to 2023 Objective: Stage 2 will change the way we move around Ottawa. Think about it: 44 kilometres of rail and 24 new stations. That means shorter commutes, cleaner air, and a stronger economy. You will be able to get on a train as far east as Trim Road, travel traffic-free Read more
  • “Northern Nomad” tiny house – Net-Zero Energy Footprint
    (Theme 2 – Energy, Theme 3 – Design) Organization: Carleton University – Faculty of Engineering and Design Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: “The primary purpose of this project is to build an energy and water autonomous house. “Northern Nomad” tiny house demonstrates how an Ottawa-based home can have a net-zero energy footprint and on-site water generation. The Read more
  • Fall 2018 – GLAD Cleaning the Capital
    (Theme 7 – Waste) Organization: City of Ottawa Timeline for Completion: Annual Event – Spring & Fall Objective: The GLAD Cleaning the Capital campaign is a citywide cleanup that occurs in the spring and fall of every year. Residents come together as a community and combine efforts to make our city clean and green. Litter pickup or graffiti removal projects must be registered, and Read more
  • Lanark County Harvest Festival – Get Fresh with a Local Farmer!
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: Lanark County and Beckwith Township Timeline for Completion: Annual Event in September Objective: Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in beautiful Beckwith Park. FREE ADMISSION. Meet all the organizations that support local food production in Lanark County! As the demand for local food Read more