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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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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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20 Oct Posted by in +Speaking, Behavior change, Canada, North America, United States | Comments Off

Oct 27 2011, Portland OR: Moderating a panel on Behavior Change @ the EcoDistrict Summit

Tuesday October 27 2011 @ 10:45am PST. Greg Searle of BioRegional North America will be moderating a panel entitled “Sustainability Epidemics: Fostering Behavior Change and Sustainable Lifestyles in EcoDistricts” along with Keir Brownstone, of Toronto’s GLOBE/SHSC; Erin Kenzie, Consultant; and Dick Roy, Center for Earth Leadership.

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10 May Posted by in +Speaking, Canada, North America, United States | Comments Off

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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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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Sep 22 2010, Toronto: One Planet House Retrofit seminar @ Green Building Festival

Toronto. Scott Demark of Build Green Solutions will present on his project to transform his home using the One Planet approach. Download the Powerpoint here (25,899 KB). Seminar Synopsis: One Planet House Retrofit. This seminar is an in-depth case study of a deep green sustainability retrofit in Ottawa, Canada. This project involves the demolition of […]

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One Planet Team shortlisted for major Edmonton infill redevelopment competition

One Planet Team shortlisted for major Edmonton infill redevelopment competition

BioRegional North America, in collaboration with sustainable architecture and planning leader BNIM, have developed one of five submissions short-listed for a design competition for the Edmonton City Centre Airport Redevelopment, beating out 28 other teams. While BNIM serves as the project lead, BioRegional North America hand-picked team members Windmill/BuildGreen Solutions, transportation planners Crandall Arambula,  district […]

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