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BioRegional Blog

Stay up to date with the latest inspiring projects, speaking engagements, and events from BioRegional North America. With our One Planet Lifestyles newsletter we also curate social news at the intersection of place-making, collaborative consumption, & behavior change – compiling tactics to reduce GHG impacts of transport, food, waste, energy & water at the block/building scale.

 

Feb 26 Comments

Enter FotoDocument’s One Planet City photography competition!

Are you a budding photographer in the Brighton & Hove region? Do you want to show how sustainable your city is? Would you like your photographs featured on the FotoDocument website and reviewed by industry specialists? Residents of Brighton & Hove are invited to submit their sustainability photographs of the city to the One Planet City photography competition. The […]

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Grow community is now 100% solar

 The largest planned solar neighbourhood in Washington, Grow Community is now 100% Solar improving the neighbourhood’s already stellar self-sufficiency. BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA.The first One Planet Community in North America to have occupied homes, the Grow Community is now fully powered by photovoltaics in its Village phase 1 neighborhood. PV systems numbers 22 and 23 are online […]

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One Planet Living action tool for Tacoma near completion

Bioregional North America launch beta of online decision-support tool for the City’s civic works projects using One Planet Living framework. Bioregional North America is nearing completion of a rapid One Planet Action Planning tool for The City of Tacoma, Washington. The online tool makes it possible for project managers to evaluate civic works projects against […]

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Feb 6 Comments

Fully-funded sustainability workshop opportunity in Athens

Bioregional is running a 5 day workshop in Athens in partnership with leadership development specialist Fractality. The training will be full-funded (including travel and accommodation) through the Erasmus+ programme. Using our One Planet Living framework, the workshop will offer participants the tools and skills to make sustainability understandable at both the individual and corporate level, to measure and manage effectively […]

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Fly-through video of Zibi development released

Discover this complete waterfront community overlooking the Ottawa River and the Chaudiere Falls. Windmill Development Group and Dream Unlimited Corp. recently unveiled this fly-through of Canada’s first One Planet Community, Zibi. Zibi will provide a unique opportunity for people to live, work, play and learn in one of the National Capital Region’s most picturesque and […]

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Jan 20 Comments

Singita Serengeti gives local community a sports field

Singita Serengeti in Tanzania, an endorsed One Planet Living partner, has donated a sports field to the local Makundusi Primary School. The sports field project was a team effort between Singita Serengeti, Grumeti Fund (a Tanzanian non-profit organization carrying out conservation and community development work), and Makundusi Primary School. Originally Singita Serengeti, which operates luxury […]

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Grow community Phase 2 construction underway

A first peek for the public as crews begin to pour foundation walls and footing for Grow’s third and final neighbourhood. BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA.The crews continue to work on footings and foundation walls at the north end of the site adjacent to the completed Phase 1 neighborhood, including those for the Salal building and Elan […]

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Jan 13 Comments

Shape a greener future for Manchester at UKGBC’s City Conference

The UK Green Building Council’s inaugural City Conference will, on 21-22 January 2014, bring together 100 built environment business leaders and experts to find solutions to future challenges and input into development opportunities for the city. The engaging  two-day programme will feature collaborative workshops, visits to development sites, key industry speakers (including Sir Howard Bernstein and Sir Richard Leese of Manchester City Council, Dan Hill […]

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Grow Community – urban agriculture at its best

Grow Community, North America’s second endorsed One Planet Community, has been named as one of the ten best Urban Agriculture projects worldwide by Urban Land Magazine. Urban agriculture highlights the growing international trend to eat locally grown food in order to reduce the distance from farm to table, enhance food security, educate people about gardening practices, and most importantly, vitally reconnect […]

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New masterplan for Colony Park neighbourhood

Incorporating Bioregional’s One Planet Living approach to a new parkland development in Austin, Texas. Bioregional North America teamed with planners Farr+Associates and sustainability pioneers at the Centre for Maximum Potential Building Systems to incorporate a One Planet Living approach into a masterplan for the development of 208 acres of city-owned land, and about 65 acres of dedicated […]

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