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16 Jul Posted by in News | Comments Off

Jul 29 – Aug 1 2012, SOMO: 2012 US Biochar Conference to be held at Sonoma Mountain Village

Jul 29 – Aug 1 2012, SOMO: 2012 US Biochar Conference to be held at Sonoma Mountain Village

The 2012 US Biochar Conference will be held at Sonoma Mountain Village (SOMO), North America’s first endorsed One Planet Community.  The Sonoma Biochar Initiative (SBI) in partnership with the Sonoma Ecology Center will host the event which runs from July 29 to August 1, 2012. The conference website describes the event: “The 2012 US Biochar Conference is designed […]

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16 Jul Posted by in Canada, News, North America, Ottawa | Comments Off

Ottawa’s Hidden Harvest: Fruitful things afoot (and aground) in Ottawa

Ottawa’s Hidden Harvest: Fruitful things afoot (and aground) in Ottawa

Social enterprise Hidden Harvest Ottawa (HHO) believes there are more than 20,000 fruit and nut trees hiding in plain sight in Ottawa’s National Capital Region, and “all too often,” they find, “the harvest isn’t used, as we don’t know it is there or it becomes a burden to the tree owner.” Enterprise founders Jay Garlough […]

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21 Jun Posted by in News | Comments Off

BioRegional at UN Rio+20: One Planet Living & EcoConcierge

BioRegional at UN Rio+20: One Planet Living & EcoConcierge

Take Rio+20 into your community:  BioRegional North America’s EcoConcierge program applies the One Planet Living approach and framework at the local scale, in Multi-family Residential Buildings. BioRegional have been actively engaged in the UN Rio+20 process for the last two years, bringing our vision of a better world – One Planet Living – along with […]

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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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14 Jun Posted by in Canada, News, One Planet Districts, Ottawa | Comments Off

BioRegional on Core Working Group of the Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict initiative

BioRegional on Core Working Group of the Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict initiative

BioRegional North America’s executive director has been invited to join the core working group of the Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict Initiative, which aims to turn downtown Ottawa into a laboratory for sustainable programs and energy-saving approaches that might someday be rolled out across the entire city. The emerging program will seek to intensify and green Ottawa’s […]

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

Oct 23-26 2012, Portland: Greg Searle to speak at EcoDistricts Summit, Portland Sustainability Institute

Oct 23-26 2012, Portland: Greg Searle to speak at EcoDistricts Summit, Portland Sustainability Institute

Greg Searle will present on sustainable behaviors in buildings with Dr. Karen Ehrhardt-Martinez at the 2012 International EcoDistricts Summit in Portland, Oregon, hosted by the Portland Sustainability Institute.  The Summit is one of the world’s leading conferences dedicated to urban and district-scale sustainability. The three-day event will convene a collection of the world’s leading professionals […]

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

May 23-25 2012, Garrison (NY): Greg Searle presents at Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium

May 23-25 2012, Garrison (NY): Greg Searle presents at Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium

Greg Searle was a speaker on occupant engagement in multifamily residential buildings at the Garrison Institute’s fourth annual Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium, in Garrison, NY, which showcased effective strategies for increasing the environmental sustainability of building operations and occupant behaviors in commercial and multi-family residential buildings. The event convened over 80 for-profit and not-for-profit […]

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May 8-10 2012, Portland: Greg Searle on faculty at EcoDistricts Institute

May 8-10 2012, Portland: Greg Searle on faculty at EcoDistricts Institute

Greg Searle was a faculty member on behavior change in ecodistricts at the inaugural EcoDistrict Institute in Portland from May 8-10, 2012, an initiative of the Portland Sustainability Institute. The EcoDistricts Institute is a new two day workshop and executive level training and capacity building program for municipal and neighborhood community development leaders across North […]

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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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