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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]