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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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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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25 Jan Posted by in Canada, News, North America, Ottawa | Comments Off

BioRegional excited to open new office @ HubOttawa

BioRegional excited to open new office @ HubOttawa

BioRegional North America is moving in to the brand new co-working space and social innovation studio, HubOttawa, just 1 block from Parliament Hill in Canada’s Capital. Greg Searle, BioRegional’s director for North America, is assisting the Hub with advice on selection of green building materials, edible plants for office interior, etc. The studio is part of […]

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14 Nov Posted by in +Speaking, News | Comments Off

Oct 27 2011, Portland: Our Sustainable Behavior Change Panel a favorite

Oct 27 2011, Portland: Our Sustainable Behavior Change Panel a favorite

12% of attendees at EcoDistricts Summit listed the panel moderated by Greg Searle on Sustainable Behavior Change (featuring a presentation on the EcoConcierge pilot program) as their favorite!

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Nov 16-17 2011, Mexico City: One Planet Lectures at Universidad Iberoamericana

Nov 16-17 2011, Mexico City: One Planet Lectures at Universidad Iberoamericana

Mexico City. For the third year, 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 Iberoamericana in Mexico City October 19-20. He will be joined by Daniel Viliesid of BioRegional Mexico.

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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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BioRegional UK founders win Social Entrepreneur of the Year

Today, BioRegional’s co-founders are two of five social entrepreneurs being awarded the title of Social Entrepreneur of the Year during the 2011 World Economic Forum on Europe and Central Asia in Vienna, Austria, taking place on 8-9 June. The Social Entrepreneur of the Year awards are being led by Hilde Schwab, Co-Founder and Chairperson of […]

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BioRegional UK Founders Speaking at TEDxOxbridge

4th June 2011, Oxford BioRegional’s co-founders are speaking at TEDxOxbridge – an event bringing together over 20 notable activists, business mavericks, designers, engineers, musicians, politicians, and scientists to share their ideas worth spreading.  Over 250 carefully-chosen attendees will be coming from both Oxford and Cambridge universities and their networks to explore how commerce, science, technology, […]

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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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