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Apr 8 2010, Kansas City: Keynote at the Sustainable KC 2010 Green Energy Conference

April 8 2010 – Kansas City. BioRegional North America Executive Director, Greg Searle, was invited by AIA Kansas City to provide a keynote address on One Planet Communities at the SUSTAINABLE KC 2010 Green Energy Conference in Kansas City. The conference brings together construction, engineering, design and facilities professionals for a one- day conference exploring the […]

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Sonoma Mountain Village – progress update

Increased renewable energy generation In December 2009, a contract with Stellar Energy was signed to provide an additional 1,000 kilowatt solar photovoltaic array on the roof of one of the existing commercial buildings on-site. Work began on this project in late February and should be completed by the end of 2010. Job creation Job creation […]

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Vancouver Sun: Urban eco-village concept moves from Europe to North America

January 30 – Vancouver. An excerpt: Already frustrated by the process and results he was seeing in his own LEED projects, Geof Syphers of Codding Enterprises welcomed the challenge One Planet Communities offered when developing the Sonoma Mountain Village. “Even in the very best-case scenario, under an LEED Platinum project, we were only reducing CO2 emissions […]

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Dec 2-3 2009, Mexico City: One Planet Lectures at Universidad Iberoamericano

Mexico City. Greg Searle of BioRegional North America will be giving a 2-night seminar and workshop for a Diploma Course in “Design of Sustainable Communities at the Architecture Department of the Universidad Iberoamericano in Mexico City December 2-3.

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Nov 12 2009, Phoenix: One Planet presentation at GreenBuild

Thurs Nov 12 8:30am MST @ Greenbuild 2009 – Phoenix, Arizona. Greg Searle will join Malcolm Lewis of CTG Energetics and Chris Pyke of the U.S. Green Building Council in presenting  Greenbuild 2009 session OR 11 Bridging the gap between design and performance: experience from leading low carbon communities. Greg will be presenting on lessons learned from […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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