Wa$ted, the reality eco-TV show that BioRegional helped develop and film, debuts April 15 at 7pm on TLC. The show was developed as a flagship for the new Discovery Planet Green channel, which launches in June. BioRegional provided the Wa$ted team with footprint reduction science and tactics to provide “sustainability makeovers” to ordinary American households. Participating families implementing BioRegional’s advice have achieved a 30% average reduction in ecological footprint, and created some compelling TV. Check the website for future shows.
Vancouver. We were invited to speak this year at our favorite green building conference, the Cascadia Green Building Council’s Living Future “Unconference”. In addition to co-presenting on the Sonoma Mountain Village One Planet Community project with green building & energy gurus KEMA, Greg Searle was also invited to address the plenary with “15 minutes of brilliance”. He used the opportunity to launch the Green Living Manifesto – a call to arms for green building professionals to also focus on green lifestyles. Treehugger says: “yet another affirmation … that green buildings or sustainable technologies are not enough in themselves – social solutions are just as vital if we are ever going to dig ourselves out of the mess we have created. An initiative well worth supporting.”
London. BioRegional has just released a new report entitled ONE PLANET LIVING IN THE SUBURBS. It examines the challenges and opportunities of creating a more sustainable society and identifies some of the real hurdles facing the UK government in its commitment to cut carbon emissions by 60 per cent by 2030. This case study focuses on Solihull in the UK, but the lessons learned, and the suggested targets for ecological footprint reduction for other suburbs, are worth a look for a wider international audience.
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