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Position: Board Members (2 volunteer positions)
Type: board of directors / volunteer
Organization: Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City
Location: Ottawa, Ontario (regular meetings, no formal office)

The Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City Initiative (OBEC) is looking for two volunteer board members. Skills in administration, promotion or fundraising are desired. Tasks of the board are: strategic planning, finance, legal issues, and project approval. Board members may also lead committees such as Admin & HR, Information, Programming etc. New Canadians with board-related skills are welcome.

OBEC is an all-volunteer charitable organization working to create a culture of sustainability in Ottawa sustainable. This will positively influence government, business and citizen behaviour. To do this OBEC:

  1. Engages people;
  2. Promotes stakeholder cooperation; and
  3. Shares information on sustainability.

OBEC uses 10 Themes – Transportation, Energy, Design, Habitat, Food, Natural Capital, Waste, Health, Recreation, and Sense of Place – to stimulate actions for sustainability. It also employs four simple Tools – a Database of Sustainability Projects, Demonstration Projects, Sustainability Plans, and a Stakeholder Council to advance engagement. OBEC and its partners base projects on the Themes and Tools.

Individuals and organizations may join OBEC Council, with monthly open meetings to discuss issues and develop projects. An elected six-member Board governs the organization. Committees and teams manage operations. OBEC currently has about 20 active members and also includes non-members in its projects.

Examples of OBEC projects include:

  • the self-guided Ottawa Sustainability Tour created by 60+ volunteers;
  • training high school students to lead their schools to create sustainability plans; and
  • public workshops on Themes of Sustainability.

Background information is available on request.

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GoodWork ID: 42755       Date posted to Oct 3 2017