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08 Jun Posted by in News & ideas | Comments

B&Q One Planet Home Sustainability Review 2014/15

B&Q continues to deliver strong sustainability performance, reducing the environmental impacts of its operations and helping customers to create better, more sustainable homes according to the latest annual review of its sustainability performance. Bioregional has been working with B&Q on its One Planet Home programme and commitments since 2007. Sustainability is now embedded into many […]

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08 Jun Posted by in News & ideas | Comments

First homes go on sale at One Planet Community in Bicester

The first homes in North West Bicester eco-town have now gone on sale. The opening phase of NW Bicester is a One Planet Community, with an in-depth sustainability action plan endorsed by Bioregional underpinning its construction. We continue to work closely on this ambitious and pioneering project with the eco-town’s developer, A2 Dominion, from our […]

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Zibi, Ottawa becomes the world’s 10th One Planet Community

Bioregional has endorsed Ottawa-Gatineau’s Zibi project as Canada’s first One Planet Community and the world’s tenth. One Planet Community status is the gold standard in sustainability ambition for development projects, representing not just endorsement of green building standards but an ongoing commitment to all aspects of sustainable development through the lifetime of a project. Zibi, which […]

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19 May Posted by in News & ideas | Comments

Brighton & Hove photographers bring sustainability into focus

An afternoon of free talks and workshops in central Brighton. If you’re keen on One Planet Living, fanatical about photography or just want an inspiring afternoon, this event is for you. Photography and One Planet Living will come together to stunning visual effect at a free event in Brighton on 13 June where the winners of […]

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24 Apr Posted by in News & ideas | Comments

Bicester pips competition to win green apple award

The organisations behind the delivery of 6,000 true zero carbon homes at North West Bicester have won an international award for their dedication to sustainability Cherwell District Council’s EcoBicester team, Bioregional and NW Bicester eco-town developers A2Dominion have jointly been awarded the Green Apple Environment award for the Built Environment category. The awards recognised the […]

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Bioregional North America to launch transportation projects in Canadian capital

As part of a grant proposal submitted to the Ontario Trillium Foundation by Ottawa’s Healthy Transport Coalition, Bioregional North America will be rolling out a trio of transportation projects in Canada’s capital city. The first project, BikeHost, is a behavior change program headed by Bioregional’s sustainable behaviors specialist, Laura Scrimgeour-Carter. BikeHost aims to help new […]

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Sonoma Mountain Village to host Sustainable Enterprise Conference

For the second year in a row, the Sustainable Enterprise Conference will take place at  Sonoma Mountain Village in Rohnert Park. Now in its tenth year, this event has become the North Bay’s green business forum designed to help businesses, non-profits, academic and government organizations transition to economic, environmental and social sustainability. This year’s theme is […]

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13 Mar Posted by in News & ideas | Comments

Thought leaders demand action for a sustainable economy

In a new report out today, jointly published by the Aldersgate Group and An Economy That Works Alliance, independent experts set out policy proposals to make the UK economy work for people and the environment. Each is ripe for implementation by the next Government. This new report from the “An Economy That Works” initiative hosts […]

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Grow community recognized by Urban Land Magazine

Grow Community named to top ten Urban Agriculture projects worldwide in the Urban Land institutes’ toolkit for healthy development Sited on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride away from Seattle’s business district, Grow Community’s homes are being built according to a One Planet Action Plan co-developed with Bioregional North America. The completed first phase of 43 […]

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10 Mar Posted by in News & ideas | Comments

Eco Bicester Living Lab PhD studentship opportunity

Help evaluate the actual performance of building progress of the UK’s first eco-town, the NW Bicester Exemplar development, against the aspirations set for the eco-town as an endorsed One Planet Community. The Low Carbon Building (LCB) Research Group of the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD) and School of Architecture at Oxford Brookes University are pleased to […]

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