About One Planet Living
Zibi adheres to all 10 principles of the world-class One Planet Living framework developed by Bioregional and the World Wildlife Fund – from eliminating GHG emitting energy sources to encouraging social equity. Together we are reaching our goal of building the most sustainable and only One Planet Living endorsed global leader in Canada.
The One Planet program is backed by decades of qualitative and quantitative research and to date only a handful of projects have met its standards. Its robust sustainability framework guides every facet of Zibi’s development.
Zero Carbon Energy
Zibi has developed the region’s first zero-carbon District Energy System (ZCU) relying on post-industrial waste energy for heating, and the Ottawa River for cooling.Learn more about ZCU
Facts & Features
This One Planet Living centre gives us the opportunity to share fun facts about sustainability and how we measure up. It also lets us dive deeper into some of our principles and explore some great features like impressive local businesses, traditional knowledge, fun projects and more!
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Equity & Local Economy
Zibi will be a place where smaller, local and/or ethically run enterprises can thrive.
Local business feature
The Box of Life
This vermicomposting system lets you easily create your own rich, fertile soil amendment. Your food scraps will literally be transformed in front of your eyes! It takes the wormies about 30 days to fully break down your organic material into something that’s really amazing for your plants.Learn more
Local & Sustainable Food
Zibi will serve as a model for integrating agriculture into the urban landscape.
When the warm days are finally longer than the frosty nights, we are in maple syrup season!
Every year between February and April, maple syrup producers throughout our region tap their trees, boil the sap, and invite all to come taste the many products they make from this national treasure.
The sweet sap of the sugar maple (Acer saccharum) was known and valued by Indigenous peoples long before the arrival of European settlers. The Anishinabe called the “sugaring off” period when sap was collected the “maple moon” or “sugar month.” They also practiced maple curing foods as a preservation method that allowed communities to keep food stores for winter months when food was scarce.Feature Recipe
Zibi aims to divert 70% of residential waste and 90% of construction waste from landfill.
Everyone has a stash of plastic bags lying around – why not turn them into something useful! By strategically cutting and looping them together you can make a workable yarn, a.k.a plarn. From there you can knit or crochet a reusable bag, a mat, drink cozy – let your imagination take over!