With over 500 hectares of space (90% of which is designated as green space), Villages Nature in France is a model of a sustainable vacation destination resort developed by Euro Disney and Groupe Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs. Located 6km south of Disneyland Paris, the first 175 hectare phase is set to open in 2015. Applying the One Planet community principles such as ensuring social responsibility, developing synergies with the local communities and providing all heating from geothermal energy, Villages Nature will be developed around its 3,500m² geothermal lagoon and the adjacent water park which will be the largest in Europe.


This beautifully designed independent online lifestyle magazine is all about green! It delivers stylish sustainable living and design ideas and features eco style picks, innovative products and ideas, green home tours, eco travel destinations and more. Pure Green Magazine has a strong undercurrent of handmade culture and supports small businesses and green designers from all over.


Spotlight: Ecomoto

The harmful effects of carbon emissions from vehicles are an increasing worry for our planet and that’s why people need to start looking for alternative modes of transportation to help reduce pollution. Ecomoto, a scooter shop in Montreal, has the solution: EVT scooters, electric bikes and bike style scooters. These stylish and award winning scooters and bikes are environmentally friendly, big on savings and don’t require you to stop at a service station – all you need is to recharge your batteries with a simple standard electrical outlet (110v or 220v outlet work fine). Polluting 99% less than any other vehicle, electric scooters and bikes use no energy when stopped at traffic lights, requires no energy for air conditioning or gears (as they don’t have any). What’s more, EVT electric scooters are known for their top performance and quiet ride because their parts and motors do not vibrate and therefore, emit no sound.


Car Free Neighborhood Week

From September 18 to 24, take part in Car Free Neighborhood Week in Montreal. The second edition of the event features five days of five strictly pedestrian streets across the city from different Montreal boroughs and neighborhoods full of culture, entertainment and education.


On August 22-26, 2011 the Ecocities World Summit brought together 1,500 delegates from 280 cities and 70 countries to Montréal.


Quebec continues to confirms its reputation as a place where creativity is an indicator of success. The Centre corporatif Saint-Laurent in Montreal is Canada’s first LEED certified industrial park. The idea was launched in 2008 by developer Dario Montoni and includes 750,000 square feet of leasable space.


Spotlight: La Coccinelle Jaune

La Coccinelle Jaune


Spotlight: SOS VÉLO

SOS VÉLO is a non profit organization committed to integrating troubled young adults socially and professionally.


Spotlight: The Running Tourist

Tired of the mundane conversation at the hotel gym? How about a really cool running excursion? Running Tourist (RT) is an interactive alternative to the traditional gym setting with the goal of having fun while running through a picturesque city/town/hamlet – with a smile on your face and sweat breaking!


Mata de Sesimbra in Portugal, a €1 billion project by developers Pelicano, is the world’s first endorsed One Planet Community.