Position: A Variety of Positions
Organization: Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Initiative (OBEC) http://obec-evbo.ca
Location: Ottawa, Ontario (regular meetings, but no office)
OBEC is a volunteer driven charity that engages people in sustainability. It is looking for volunteers with a variety of interests and skills. If you would like to support sustainability, OBEC would like you to consider joining.
Positions are available on 1. Projects and 2. Teams for: Administration, Communication, Database Management, Fundraising, Outreach, Program Development and Website. The teams create the conditions for success of OBEC projects and also enhance cooperation with other organizations. Volunteers may also attend 3. OBEC Council meetings and provide ideas to projects and teams.
OBEC’s approach is simple and effective:
A. Ten Themes cover all areas of direct action on sustainability – Transportation, Energy, Design, Habitat, Food, Natural Capital, Waste, Health, Recreation, and Sense of Place. Themes make sustainability easy to understand. They also bring together people with shared interests, producing good discussions and useful projects. See Virtual Workshops on OBEC website). You may wish to volunteer on a Theme-based workshop.
B. Four Tools make it easy for people to get engaged in sustainability – Council of Stakeholders, Database of Projects, Sustainability Plans, Demonstration Projects – explained on the website (obec-evbo.ca). They lead to projects too.
Volunteers with OBEC have a wide variety of backgrounds, and education ranging from high school students to PhD graduates. They enjoy working together. Their common characteristics for success are enthusiasm and belief in the OBEC motto “We achieve sustainability together.”
OBEC would be happy to receive a note outlining your skills and areas of interest. Please forward this to firstname.lastname@example.org