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SOMO’s new 1.158 MW solar array is historic 1st privately financed commercial PACE project

SOMO’s new 1.158 MW solar array is historic 1st privately financed commercial PACE project

Sonoma Mountain Village’s new 1.158 MW solar installation now enables the One Planet Community to generate 100% of its electricity needs from their roof top solar system, with enough power for 2,000 homes, and was financed with a unique PACE mechanism.  In what is being referred to as a game-changer for funding solar power, Congressman Mike Thompson […]

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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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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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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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UNEP climate campaign features One Planet Communities

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has featured One Planet Communities in their new 30WAYSin30DAYS climate change campaign. The campaign states: “UNEP’s 30 case studies prove that solutions to combat Climate Change are available, accessible and replicable” Click here for more details

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Watch the CNBC One Planet Communities Film here!

Crest Nicholson BioRegional Quintain’s OneBrighton, UK and Codding Enterprises’ Sonoma Mountain Village, USA, two of our fully endorsed One Planet Communities, were featured in last week’s CNBC Responsible Business Television series. Pooran Desai OBE, the International Director for the OPC programme and Co-founder of BioRegional gave his views in the film on how to make […]

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United Nations report highlights One Planet Communities

A new United Nations report, TRENDS IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION, identifies 8 case studies of sustainable communities around the world – and 6 of the 8 are One Planet Communities! Sonoma Mountain Village, Mata de Sesimbra, Masdar City, Barangaroo, Panyu Jinshan, and BedZED all earn mention.The report was produced by the Department […]

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