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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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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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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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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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16 Apr Posted by in +Speaking, News, United States, Workshop Facilitation | Comments Off

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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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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One Planet Communities film to be broadcast on CNBC this weekend

One Planet Communities is the focus of the next episode of the Responsible Business Television series, broadcasting on CNBC around the world this weekend. Tune into your region’s CNBC channel at the following times to see several of the ground-breaking projects showcased and an interview with International Director,  Pooran Desai OBE: CNBC Asia 1st Broadcast: […]

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