Our most recent project took place in Ottawa’s urban Lowertown community, where local residents came together for community sustainability discussions last month (Aug 2019) and helped to develop their very own Lowertown Community Sustainability Plan (link to plan here).
As with our previous Community Sustainability Plans, our goal is to encourage engagement and cooperation from as many community members, leaders and organizations in actively pursuing both individual-level and community-based sustainability project ideas which, with some motivation and support, are easy to take on and help contribute to a more sustainable future for yourselves, your community and for the planet!
Projects in our plans are related to OBEC’s 10 Themes of Sustainability:
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