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

  • Join the 2021 City Nature Challenge
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: Canadian Wildlife Federation Timeline for Completion: Annual Event – April 30 to May 9 Objective: Act locally, connect globally on behalf of nature everywhere! Make a difference for your local biodiversity, connect with nature and show the world your community pride — it’s as easy as Read more
  • Hydro Ottawa’s pollinator meadow is for the birds (and the bees)
    (Theme 4 – Habitat) Organization: Hydro Ottawa, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, and Canadian Wildlife Federation Timeline for Completion: Started 2019 Ongoing Objective: Across North America, populations of Monarch butterflies, bees, and other pollinators are in steep decline due to herbicides, pesticides, climate change and a reduction in natural pollinator habitats. It may seem like Read more
  • Rack & Roll is gearing up!
    (Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: OC Transpo Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal Objective: Rack & Roll is returning once again this spring, and this year it’s expanding! For the first time, all buses on our network will have bike racks installed to help customers make connections to transit using their bikes. All bike racks will be installed Read more
  • Random Acts of Green – Promoters of Environmental Sustainability
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Random Acts of Green Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: Our Mission We aim at proving that we can all make small changes that add up to make a big collective impact. Our Vision We aim at building a global climate action community where everyone feels empowered to take action together. We are a Read more
  • Earthub – Master Sustainable Living and Reduce Your Waste
    (Theme 7 – Waste) Organization: Earthub – Kingston Chapter Timeline for Completion: Started 2020 Ongoing Objective: A newly opened drop-off centre in Napanee is the latest expansion of Earthub, which also accepts items in Kingston, Ottawa and across Canada. Earthub wants to help you master sustainable living and reduce your waste. Earthub; the hub of everything Earth! We thrive to Read more
  • Ottawa Farm Fresh CSA – Conscious Eating Made Simple
    (Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health) Organization: Ottawa Farm Fresh CSA Timeline for Completion: Started 2009 Ongoing Seasonal Objective: Farm fresh organic vegetables! Grown right here in the Ottawa greenbelt! BE NOURISHED, INSPIRED, AND GROUNDED BY THE FOOD YOU EAT. Come visit our farm store, open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm (seasonal) Location: 2811 Ramsayville Rd., Read more
  • A North Grenville Nature Trail to Discover – Ferguson Forest Centre
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: The Friends of the Ferguson Forest Centre Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: The Friends of the Ferguson Forest Centre is comprised of a volunteer board of directors, public members, and community volunteers & sponsors, who: . support the public Read more
  • Spring on the Greenbelt’s Trails – Stony Swamp
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: The National Capital Commission Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: Stony Swamp, southwest of Ottawa, features a network of beaver ponds, wetlands and forests. This area offers over 40 kilometres of trails — more than in any other section of the Greenbelt. In addition, you will find Read more
  • Spring on the Greenbelt’s Trails – Pine Grove
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: The National Capital Commission Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: Pine Grove is the largest forest in the Greenbelt, and is a mixture of tree plantations and natural forests. Located in the south end of Ottawa, Pine Grove offers 18.4 kilometres of hiking and cross-country ski trails, Read more
  • Spring on the Greenbelt’s Trails – Shirleys Bay
    (Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 7 – Waste, Theme10 – Sense of Place) Organization: The National Capital Commission Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Objective: Shirleys Bay, to the west of Ottawa, is a provincially significant wetland and the largest marshland in the Greenbelt. It’s also one of the best spots in Canada’s Capital Region for birdwatching. The bay is an old channel of the Read more