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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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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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09 Feb Posted by in One Planet Lifestyles | Comments Off

One Planet Lifestyles #002 (DRAFT)

One Planet Lifestyles #002 (DRAFT)

Let's create places where happier/healthier green lifestyles are convenient & the norm. This e-zine curates social news at the intersection of place-making, consumption, & behavior change - compiling tactics to reduce GHG impacts of transport, food, waste, energy & water at the block/building scale.

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08 Nov Posted by in One Planet Lifestyles | Comments Off

One Planet Lifestyles #001

One Planet Lifestyles #001

Highlights this issue: Design with Intent Toolkit Using the elevator as the “town square” OPower’s happy face powers efficiency behaviors Waste diversion interfaces that use dioramas to make separation at source more intuitive Cyclepods – Encouraging cycling through providing innovative, ergonimic bike storage! Bicycle commuters are more intelligent! Stikk.com is a great interface for making […]

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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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