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Our programs help businesses and communities achieve practical solutions to climate change using the inspiring One Planet Living framework.

Based in Ottawa, BioRegional North America is the leading trainer of eco-concierges and property teams in occupant engagement tactics that increase building efficiency and reduce tenant footprint. We lead the integrated planning and verification of ecodistricts and One Planet Communities across the continent.

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Rio+20: BioRegional endorses the Grow Community as 2nd One Planet Community in the USA

Rio+20: BioRegional endorses the Grow Community as 2nd One Planet Community in the USA We’re excited to announce that Pooran Desai, founder of BioRegional Development Group (UK) and champion of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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One Planet Reno home retrofit completed in Ottawa

One Planet Reno home retrofit completed in Ottawa Home-owner and green engineer Scott Demark and his partners at Build Green Solutions have ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Annual Review of Sonoma Mountain Village published

Annual Review of Sonoma Mountain Village published As part of the ongoing endorsement of Sonoma Mountain Village (SOMO) in California, USA, ...

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BioRegional Behind ‘eco-lifestyles’ Reality TV Show

BioRegional Behind ‘eco-lifestyles’ Reality TV Show Wa$ted, the reality eco-TV show that BioRegional helped develop and film, debuts April 15 ...

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BedZED Cover Story in Urban Land

BedZED Cover Story in Urban Land Washington, DC. The Urban Land magazine's green issue this month features a cover story ...

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26 Jan Posted by in +Speaking | Comments Off

Sep 10-11 2013, Rochester NY: Greg Searle to speak on behavior change at the GreenTopia Futures Summit

Sep 10-11 2013, Rochester NY: Greg Searle to speak on behavior change at the GreenTopia Futures Summit

Greg Searle will be leading the conversation about climate change at the annual Futures Summit at GreenTopia, a festival in Rochester NY that attracted 23,000 attendees in 2012. Last year, the conference’s Recycling Rangers achieved a waste diversion rate of 92%! Of the 1.7 tons of waste generated at ECOFEST, only 312 lb. was landfilled.

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16 Jul Posted by in News | Comments Off

Jul 29 – Aug 1 2012, SOMO: 2012 US Biochar Conference to be held at Sonoma Mountain Village

Jul 29 – Aug 1 2012, SOMO: 2012 US Biochar Conference to be held at Sonoma Mountain Village

The 2012 US Biochar Conference will be held at Sonoma Mountain Village (SOMO), North America’s first endorsed One Planet Community.  The Sonoma Biochar Initiative (SBI) in partnership with the Sonoma Ecology Center will host the event which runs from July 29 to August 1, 2012. The conference website describes the event: “The 2012 US Biochar Conference is designed […]

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16 Jul Posted by in Canada, News, North America, Ottawa | Comments Off

Ottawa’s Hidden Harvest: Fruitful things afoot (and aground) in Ottawa

Ottawa’s Hidden Harvest: Fruitful things afoot (and aground) in Ottawa

Social enterprise Hidden Harvest Ottawa (HHO) believes there are more than 20,000 fruit and nut trees hiding in plain sight in Ottawa’s National Capital Region, and “all too often,” they find, “the harvest isn’t used, as we don’t know it is there or it becomes a burden to the tree owner.” Enterprise founders Jay Garlough […]

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21 Jun Posted by in News | Comments Off

BioRegional at UN Rio+20: One Planet Living & EcoConcierge

BioRegional at UN Rio+20: One Planet Living & EcoConcierge

Take Rio+20 into your community:  BioRegional North America’s EcoConcierge program applies the One Planet Living approach and framework at the local scale, in Multi-family Residential Buildings. BioRegional have been actively engaged in the UN Rio+20 process for the last two years, bringing our vision of a better world – One Planet Living – along with […]

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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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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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