What is the Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Initiative (OBEC)?

OBEC is a not-for-profit that uses Biosphere Eco-City (BEC) Themes and Tools to engage people and organizations in sustainability

BEC Model

BEC tool 1 – Council of Stakeholders

Stakeholders meet as a Council to do four main things:

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BEC tool 2 – Demonstration Projects

These are projects that opened up to the public to demonstrate useful approaches to sustainability in a Biosphere Eco-City (BEC).

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BEC tool 3 – Sustainability Plans

This is a short document that provides individuals with ideas on what they can do to advance sustainability.

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BEC tool 4 – Database of Projects

The Database summarizes information projects related to the ten BEC Themes of Sustainability. This is a key tool for sharing information.

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BEC Themes of Sustainability

Recent Projects

Information Management

All BEC Tools promote sharing of sustainability information, but OBEC wants to do more.

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School Sustainability Planning

OBEC has developed material to train high school students to lead the creation of sustainability plans at their schools.

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Sustain Your Community

OBEC is supporting Envirocentre initiative to engage communities in transportation, energy, food and water conservation projects.

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Latest Entries in Database of Sustainability Projects

Renfrew County Nature Notebook

Renfrew County Nature Notebook

Renfrew County Nature Notebook is a companion website to the Renfrew County Biotabase and the Renfre[…]The Renfrew County Biotabase (RCB) - Biodiversity is more than just a buzz word

The Renfrew County Biotabase (RCB) – Biodiversity is more than just a buzz word

Coordinator information: Robin Cunningham RR 6 Pembroke, ON K8A 6W7 email: rcunning@bell.net[…]Local Food Buying Guide for the Upper Ottawa Valley

Local Food Buying Guide for the Upper Ottawa Valley

General Information info@ottawavalleyfood.org[…]Idle-Free School Zones

Idle-Free School Zones

Ottawa River Institute 4084 Matawatchan Rd RR 3 Griffith ON K0J 2R0 For more information pleas[…]Sustainable Communities Program

Sustainable Communities Program

Contact Us For more information about The Natural Step Canada, please contact us at: The Natural[…]

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3 weeks ago

Es Alhogaraty

Ontario First Province in Canada to Set 2030 Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Target See MoreSee Less

As part of its action against climate change, Ontario has become the first province in Canada to set a mid-term greenhouse gas pollution reduction target for 2030.

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OttawaRenewable EnergyCooperative

Invest in solar! Invest in our future! See MoreSee Less

The sunny season is here. Time to put your money to good work. We’re launching our fourth preference share offering to raise another $1.7 million for local solar power projects. Invest smart. L…

New Security Offer Launch & Meeting of Members

May 21, 2015, 7:30pm – May 21, 2015, 8:30pm

HUB Ottawa

The sunny season is here. Time to put your money to good work. We’re launching our fourth preference share offering to raise another $1.7 million for local solar power projects. Invest smart. L…

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1 month ago

Es Alhogaraty

Es Alhogaraty shared Ontario Trillium Foundation‘s post to the group: Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Initiative (OBEC). See MoreSee Less

Hey, Ontario nonprofits! It’s been awhile. On May 5, we’re announcing our new application deadlines! #OTFImpact

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1 month ago

Laurin Fultonn

I know OBEC stays away from politics, but I just really wanted to share my latest blog post with this community – especially with elections coming up in October. Hope ya don’t mind, and if you do, feel free to delete the post – no hard feelings! :) — p.s. it’s about social sustainability ;) that in return, will create environmental sustainability
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I’m not “anti-government” – Im just pro a gov’t that respects people’s rights and values. Go label me as an environmentalist, settler supporter of First Nations/all Indigenous groups, one …

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1 month ago

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Es Alhogaraty shared Capital Urbanism Lab‘s Urbanism Lab: Invasive Species to the group: Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Initiative (OBEC). See MoreSee Less

The @[1442558082630804:274:National Capital Commission] is pleased to invite the public to a discussion about regional issues around invasive species. Which species are invasive? What impact are they …

Urbanism Lab: Invasive Species

April 28, 2015, 5:30pm – April 28, 2015, 7:00pm

Capital Urbanism Lab – 40 Elgin

The National Capital Commission is pleased to invite the public to a discussion about regional issues around invasive species. Which species are invasive? What impact are they having, and what challen…

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