A mayoral candidate said yesterday he wants his campaign to leave more than just landfill.

“I want to leave at least one legacy project that will be of lasting benefit to the community,” said Capital Ward Coun. Clive Doucet at a news conference yesterday.

“Today, we’re going to talk about how we intend to run the campaign, and we’re going to do it the same way we intend to run the city,” Doucet said. “We’re going to do it right, we’re going to do it smart, and we’re going to do it now.”

Five per cent of every donation to Doucet’s campaign will go towards an energy-efficient project for a community facility in the city.

Doucet is inviting all candidates to look at ways of offsetting their own campaign’s carbon emissions.

“It’s not about getting votes, said Doucet. “It’s about creating a different kind of dynamic in the city ... I want to make Ottawa a centre for green development. This is a good start.

“And if it helps me get elected, terrific.”