The second session of the Ottawa Council of Stakeholders for Sustainability took place on November 22nd, 2019 and was very successful. Read about the ideas that were updated and generated in the resulting report below:
Original event description below:
This spring the Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City (OBEC) and the National Capital Environmental Non- profit Network (NCENN) joined forces to create a new forum in the community. Called the Ottawa Stakeholder Council for Sustainability (OSCS) it does the following:
– Shares ideas and experience;
– Discusses issues of sustainability;
– Finds ways to cooperatively address these issues.
At its first meeting on 24 May 2019, twenty-one people representing various organizations discussed three potential projects:
- Small business strategies for energy reduction
- Food waste reduction
- Rain gardens
On 22 November, 10AM – 12PM, OBEC will lead a second meeting of the Ottawa Council of Stakeholders for Sustainability. Participants are invited to find out about progress on projects under discussion, and to add new ideas for stakeholder cooperation on sustainability.
If time permits there will also be a general discussion on the breadth of the Council (who are stakeholders?), an appropriate name (e.g. Ottawa Stakeholders Sustainability Council) and future governance of the Council (to reflect its broad community nature). This meeting is open to anyone interested.
In addition, the OSCS is experimenting with a new type of consultation on three other projects. Composting bioplastics, Redefining Waste and Redefining Sense of Place are wide-open topics that were suggested but not discussed at the May meeting. If you are interested in participating
in project formulation for any of these, you can join a Slack Channel through OBEC. To do so, contact Nasha (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an invitation to join the discussion.