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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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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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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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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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