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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.

 

BioRegional UK founders win Social Entrepreneur of the Year

Today, BioRegional’s co-founders are two of five social entrepreneurs being awarded the title of Social Entrepreneur of the Year during the 2011 World Economic Forum on Europe and Central Asia in Vienna, Austria, taking place on 8-9 June. The Social Entrepreneur of the Year awards are being led by Hilde Schwab, Co-Founder and Chairperson of […]

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BioRegional UK Founders Speaking at TEDxOxbridge

4th June 2011, Oxford BioRegional’s co-founders are speaking at TEDxOxbridge – an event bringing together over 20 notable activists, business mavericks, designers, engineers, musicians, politicians, and scientists to share their ideas worth spreading.  Over 250 carefully-chosen attendees will be coming from both Oxford and Cambridge universities and their networks to explore how commerce, science, technology, […]

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From Green to Sustainable: Keeping it Honest

Geof Syphers, Chief Sustainability Officer at Codding Enterprises and Kevin Hydes, CEO of deep green building services engineering company, Integral Group, and former Chair of the World Green Building Council (pictured left to right) discuss the relative strengths of One Planet Living and LEED methodologies for sustainable community developments. Ever been in this situation? A […]

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May 29 2011, Vancouver: One Planet Districts at Living Future

Presenters: Vincent Martinez, Director of Research for Architecture 2030; Brett Phillips, LEED-AP is the sustainability project manager for Unico; David Cutler, AIA; Greg Searle, One Planet Lifestyles;  Moderator: Peter Dobrovolny – Green Building Specialist, City of Seattle Green Building, Washington Neighborhood and community standards, like the Living Building Challenge V2 and One Planet Communities, provide compelling visions of what our built […]

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April 7 2011, Rosemount MN: Greg Searle helps lead community meeting on UMore Park

April 7 2011, Rosemount MN: Greg Searle helps lead community meeting on UMore Park

Thursday, April 7, 2011 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., formal program at 5:45 p.m. Rosemount Community Center, 13885 South Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN More than 150 people attended the April 7 public forum to learn more about the goals for sustainability for the future community at UMore Park and to share ideas. The forum began […]

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Annual Review of Sonoma Mountain Village published

Annual Review of Sonoma Mountain Village published

As part of the ongoing endorsement of Sonoma Mountain Village (SOMO) in California, USA, BioRegional has recently reviewed the progress against the project’s One Planet Action Plan. SOMO’s developer, Codding Enterprises, have been operating within a particularly difficult economic climate resulting in the delay of construction of the new build residential phase. However, a significant […]

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One Planet partners to get support from world experts

BioRegional is launching an Expert Panel for the One Planet initiative, which will draw on the knowledge and experience of leading names in international sustainability to help keep the One Planet initiative and its endorsed partners and projects at the cutting edge of green thinking and technology. With an initial focus on the One Planet […]

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Jan 21 Comments

Setting up a sustainable food enterprise at One Brighton

Hello, I’m Amy Anslow and I live in Brighton Belle at One Brighton. I had been living in Brighton for a few months when my sister Ruth decided to relocate here. We wanted to continue working up an idea for a joint business venture – a social enterprise dedicated to healthy, sustainable and affordable food. […]

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Jan 14 Comments

Durban, South Africa to host COP 17

BioRegional South Africa is gearing up to make the most of the opportunity afforded by the recent announcament that Durban is to be the host city for the Seventeenth Conference of the Parties (COP 17) of the UNFCCC and CMP17 in December 2011. In particular, the intention is to showcase a One Planet Demonstration Home […]

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One Planet Communities at the COP16 in Mexico

BioRegional and One Planet Communities will be present at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP16/CMP6) in Cancun, Mexico, taking place from the 29th of November to the 10th of December. COP16/CMP6 is the 16th edition of Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP) and the 6th Conference […]

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