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18 Jun Posted by in News | Comments Off

Rio+20: BioRegional endorses the Grow Community as 2nd One Planet Community in the USA

Rio+20: BioRegional endorses the Grow Community as 2nd One Planet Community in the USA

We’re excited to announce that Pooran Desai, founder of BioRegional Development Group (UK) and champion of the One Planet Living framework, announced at Rio+20 today the official endorsement of the Grow Community as a One Planet Community. Calling it, ‘the best place to live in the USA’, Pooran introduced the Grow Community, and Asani, to a diverse group of […]

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27 Apr Posted by in +Speaking, Behavior change, News, North America, United States | Comments Off

April 27 2012, New York: Greg Searle presents at ASLA High Performance Landscape Training

April 27 2012, New York: Greg Searle presents at ASLA High Performance Landscape Training

Greg Searle addressed the New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architectects (ASLA), at their training event entitled High Performance Landscapes: Think Globally, Design Locally, Quantify the Benefits.  The event was held as part of the New York Chapter of ASLA’s High Performance Lecture Series.  Speakers Greg Searle and Barbara Deutsch (ASLA, Executive Director […]

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17 Mar Posted by in +Speaking, Behavior change, Blog, News, UK | Comments Off

Mar 17 2012, Brighton (UK): Greg Searle presents at Green Architecture Day, Brighton Permaculture Trust

Mar 17 2012, Brighton (UK): Greg Searle presents at Green Architecture Day, Brighton Permaculture Trust

Greg Searle was a speaker at Green Architecture Day, an annual event hosted by the Brighton Permaculture Trust in Brighton, UK. You can listen to audio of Greg’s talk here: audio presentation; and download his slide presentation here: slide presentation. Green Architecture Day is an annually hosted event featuring talks by designers, practitioners and professionals, […]

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09 Feb Posted by in Blog, News, North America, Sonoma Mountain Village, United States | Comments Off

Governance report highlights Sonoma Mountain Village practices

Simon Joss at the University of Westminster recently published ECO-CITY GOVERNANCE: A Case Study of Treasure Island and Sonoma Mountain Village in the Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, vol 13 (4). Abstract In recent years, there have been several dozen major ‘eco-city’ initiatives under way world-wide, primarily in response to global climate change and […]

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09 Feb Posted by in One Planet Lifestyles | Comments Off

One Planet Lifestyles #002 (DRAFT)

One Planet Lifestyles #002 (DRAFT)

Let's create places where happier/healthier green lifestyles are convenient & the norm. This e-zine curates social news at the intersection of place-making, consumption, & behavior change - compiling tactics to reduce GHG impacts of transport, food, waste, energy & water at the block/building scale.

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25 Jan Posted by in Canada, News, North America, Ottawa | Comments Off

BioRegional excited to open new office @ HubOttawa

BioRegional excited to open new office @ HubOttawa

BioRegional North America is moving in to the brand new co-working space and social innovation studio, HubOttawa, just 1 block from Parliament Hill in Canada’s Capital. Greg Searle, BioRegional’s director for North America, is assisting the Hub with advice on selection of green building materials, edible plants for office interior, etc. The studio is part of […]

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25 Nov Posted by in Canada, News, North America, Ottawa, Uncategorized | Comments Off

One Planet Reno home retrofit completed in Ottawa

One Planet Reno home retrofit completed in Ottawa

Home-owner and green engineer Scott Demark and his partners at Build Green Solutions have finished their renovation of a 1920′s home in Ottawa using the One Planet Communities framework. This is the first-ever implementation of the One Planet Communities framework at the scale of a single home retrofit, and is an exciting demonstration project for […]

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14 Nov Posted by in +Speaking, News | Comments Off

Oct 27 2011, Portland: Our Sustainable Behavior Change Panel a favorite

Oct 27 2011, Portland: Our Sustainable Behavior Change Panel a favorite

12% of attendees at EcoDistricts Summit listed the panel moderated by Greg Searle on Sustainable Behavior Change (featuring a presentation on the EcoConcierge pilot program) as their favorite!

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Nov 16-17 2011, Mexico City: One Planet Lectures at Universidad Iberoamericana

Nov 16-17 2011, Mexico City: One Planet Lectures at Universidad Iberoamericana

Mexico City. For the third year, Greg Searle of BioRegional North America will be giving a 2-night seminar and workshop for a Diploma Course in “Design of Sustainable Communities at the Architecture Department of the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City October 19-20. He will be joined by Daniel Viliesid of BioRegional Mexico.

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Important Poll: Communicating to Americans about Sustainable Communities

Important Poll: Communicating to Americans about Sustainable Communities

Thanks to Jim Heid of Urban Green for putting us onto this important article. Excerpted from an article by David Boyd at Citiwire.net Smart Growth America (SGA) has commissioned a national survey intended to gain a better understanding about the role of sustainable communities in America’s economic recovery.   “One of the main findings of […]

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