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01 Sep Posted by in North America | Comments

California’s Stockton Preserve Project applying One Planet principles

BioRegional North America has been commissioned by developer A.G. Spanos Companies to help architecture firm Gensler develop a comprehensive Sustainability Action Plan for the Preserve – a proposed 8,000-unit mixed-use development in Stockton, California. The draft Sustainability Action Plan has informed the project’s recently announced Master Development Plan. BioRegional is expecting a finalized draft of the Sustainability Action […]


Sep 3-4 2009, Bellingham WA: “Green Buildings are Not Enough” lecture, keynote

Sept 3 2009 @ 7:00PM PST – Bellingham, WA. Greg Searle is to provide a free community lecture on Smart Growth and One Planet Communities, hosted by Sustainable Connections. Location: Bellingham Cruise Terminal, Bellingham Sept 4 2009 @ 830am : Greg Searle is to provide the keynote address for the 2009 Smart Growth for Sustainable Communities Conference. […]


07 May Posted by in Canada, News, North America | Comments

Kite-skiiers on longest unsupported polar expedition promote “one planet living”

Greenland. A British and two Canadian adventurers will be attempting a unique unsupported traverse of the full length of Greenland, from the Atlantic Ocean on the south coast to the Arctic Ocean on the north coast between May and July 2009 to draw attention to the need for “one planet living”. The team will also […]


May 7 2009, Portland OR: Carbon Footprint of Neighborhoods Study to be Launched at Living Future

May 7 – BioRegional and green developer Codding Enterprises have been invited to launch a major new report in a plenary address at the sold-out Living Future conference – easily the most advanced green building gathering in North America. The study compares the total carbon footprint of households in various green building scenarios. The report finds that […]


BioRegional win Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship

Oxford. Labelled “the Davos of social entrepreneurship” by the Observer, the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is the gathering of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. At this year’s Forum, One Planet Communities co-founders Sue Riddlestone and Pooran Desai were presented with the Skoll Award by Ebay founderJeff Skoll and Dr R K Pachauri, Nobel prize-winning chair of […]

Read more... Is Green Suburbia Possible?

Seattle. We recently gave Adele Peters of e-magazine a tour of Sonoma Mountain Village. Adele’s article suggests: “The community is a good example of how developers can go far beyond the highest LEED standards by taking an approach to sustainability that considers the full system. “ Read more.


15 Jan Posted by in News, United States | Comments

One Planet submission short-listed in Washington DC

For the last year, BioRegional North America have been working with HDG Waterfront Partners and EEK architects create a One Planet masterplan vision for Washington DC’s Hill East site at the DC Armory Metro Station. The sustainability targets outlined in a detailed 114-page One Planet Action Plan that have been created for the Hill East site are […]


Head of UNEP addresses first-ever “One Planet Conference”

London. Today, Achim Steiner, head of the United Nations Environment Programme, addressed a sold-out crowd in London, UK at BioRegional’s One Planet One Day convergence. Watch the Youtube video as Achim describes the One Planet program as the vanguard of a global movement towards a green economy, and calls for our partners to work with UNEP to […]


Governor Schwarzenneger names Sonoma Mountain Village Winner of Environmental Leadership Award

Sacramento. Today, Governor Schwarzenegger announced that Sonoma Mountain Village has won the 2008 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA)for its plans as the first One Planet Community in the United States. GEELA is California’s highest and most prestigious environmental honor. Sonoma Mountain Village won the sole award for Comprehensive Land Use Planning. “I’m proud to […]


Nov 14 2008, San Francisco: One Planet presentation at launch of Living PLanet Report 2008

Nov 14 2008 @ Global Business Network, San Francisco. Greg Searle is joining Mathis Wackernagel of Global Footprint Network and Dr. Jean Rogers of Arup to speak at an event marking the launch of the Living Planet Report 2008 at Global Business Network in San Francisco. Also present to answer questions about Sonoma Mountain Village were Geof Syphers, Richard Pope, and […]