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BioRegional Blog

Stay up to date with the latest inspiring projects, speaking engagements, and events from BioRegional North America. With our One Planet Lifestyles newsletter we also curate social news at the intersection of place-making, collaborative consumption, & behavior change – compiling tactics to reduce GHG impacts of transport, food, waste, energy & water at the block/building scale.


Apr 7 Comments

One Brighton achieves deep carbon cuts

The UK’s first One Planet Community is achieving 60% savings in greenhouse gas emissions compared to the average home, with the potential to go almost 80%, an in-depth Life Cycle Analysis has revealed. Crest Nicholson Bioregional Quintain’s One Brighton development of 172 city centre apartments was built to succeed commercially and enable its residents to […]


Bioregional North America wins Zibi Community Planning & Engagement grant

The Ontario Trillium Federation have awarded Bioregional North America a three-year, $191,700  grant to conduct intensive community planning and engagement around the Zibi One Planet Community development. The grant includes developing construction sustainability plans, interim use strategies, public engagement, ecotourism and green incubator strategies, a plan for creation of a One Planet Centre at the […]


Apr 3 Comments

Take a shot! Ten public photo commissions aim to bring One Planet Living to life in Brighton & Hove

The call for submissions is now open and closes at 5pm on Monday 14 April. Ten new photo essays based on Brighton and Hove’s One Planet Living ambitions are being commissioned by arts education organisation, FotoDocument, together with Photoworks, as part of the Brighton Photo Biennial in October 2014. Supported by Bioregional, the photo essays […]


Feb 13 Comments

Light-footed top athletes have heavy eco-footprints

Elite athletes may be fleet of foot, but they struggle to avoid having a big ecological footprint, a new study has found. Their diet, extensive travel and lots of nights away from home all add up to a multi-planet lifestyle. But Bioregional and WWF-UK the two environmental organisations behind the year–long study of four Team […]


Feb 5 Comments

Construction starts on NW Bicester, UK’s first eco town

Construction of the UK’s first eco town, North West Bicester (NW Bicester), in Oxfordshire has begun. Lead developer A2Dominion has started preparing the site for building works to commence for the initial phase, which will form part of the long-term vision to provide up to 6,000 sustainable new homes for Bicester. The first phase of […]


Energy Secretary Ed Davey visits Bioregional to announce heat network funding

Energy Secretary Ed Davey visited BioRegional today (Thursday, January 30) to announce government funding of nearly £2m to support the development of local heat network projects across England and Wales. BioRegional is working with local councils on two such projects – one in its own neighbourhood of Sutton and the other at Bicester in Oxfordshire, […]


Jan 16 Comments

Council renews ‘One Planet Sutton’ pledge

This week Sutton Council announced new targets for its ‘One Planet Sutton’ Plan which aims to give residents a better quality of life and boost the local economy while radically reducing the borough’s negative impact on the environment. At yesterday’s event, over 70 of the Council’s partners in the private, voluntary and public sectors (including […]


Jan 8 Comments

New report launched on making sustainable consumption and production real

The world is suffering from a crisis of over-consumption and a crisis of under-consumption. Unfortunately, they do not cancel each other out. Each year, as economies around the world continue to grow, tens of millions more people are able to adopt affluent, high-consumption lifestyles which, were everyone to live that way, would far exceed what […]


Sonoma Mountain Village installs electric charge stations

Providing a charge to their development plans, Sonoma Mountain Village installs new free electrical charge stations promoting sustainable living. “As part of our commitment to sustainable living, we’re excited to partner with ChargePoint to install our first electric vehicle charging station”, said Brad Baker, CEO and Chairman of Codding Investments and developer of Sonoma Mountain […]


Mar 18 Comments

The Courage to Reinvent the Future: Pooran Desai at TEDxLuxembourgCity

Bioregional co-founder Poorani Desai poses stimulating questions over the survival of our species.