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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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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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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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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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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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