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  • Edie’s sustainability comms conference: how to make planet-friendly values grow

    Tuesday’s Edie Sustainability Communications Conference provided much food for thought on how brands can use their influence to create positive change. What piqued me most though was a session not by a big brand, but by a communications agency called Creative Concern. It was about values, and how we can train them. First off, they […] The post Edie’s sustainability comms conference: how to make pl...

BioRegional Development Group

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  • Mind the gap: Closing the energy performance gap in new homes

    Join Bioregional and industry experts on 1 June in central London to discuss why the energy performance of new homes often falls short of design intent, and what can be done to close this gap. 1 June 2017 (5pm –  8.30pm) | Cundall, 1 Carter Lane, London, EC4V 5ER | Register via Eventbrite This free event will […] The post Mind the gap: Closing the energy performance gap in new homes appeared first...

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  • Our manifesto wish list

    OK, let’s do this! Here’s what we’d like to see in the general election manifestos of the main parties, which are about to be published. At Bioregional we’re not allowed to be party political, nor would we wish to be. But we do believe that the environment and sustainability deserve serious consideration during this election […] The post Our manifesto wish list appeared first on Bioregional.

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  • Steve Howard’s tips on transformational change

    Julia Hawkins shares some sustainability soundbites from IKEA’s Steve Howard at Monday’s Crowd Forum: ‘How to achieve transformational change’. “Be bold.” This was Steve Howard’s parting advice to a roomful of corporate sustainability professionals at Monday’s Crowd Forum. The departing IKEA Chief Sustainability Officer spent twenty minutes sharing his wisdom on how to achieve transformational […]...

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  • One Planet Goals and Guidance for Schools

    This document is for students, teachers or parents wanting to build or transform a school community into a truly sustainable one. It describes the process for co-creating a One Planet Action Plan in a way that involves the whole community.  It lays out the ten One Planet Principles and provides detail on the One Planet […] The post One Planet Goals and Guidance for Schools appeared first on Bioreg...

BioRegional Development Group

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  • Hedgehogs need citizen scientists

    We’re midway through Hedgehog Awareness Week. Time to prick up our ears – what’s happening to one of Britain’s favourite beasts? The hedgehog has long been a frontrunner for Britain’s most beloved wild mammal. It topped a recent poll by BBC Wildlife Magazine to choose the best symbol for British wildlife. That’s probably because it’s […] The post Hedgehogs need citizen scientists appeared first on...

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  • Gardens are good for wildlife and that’s great for us – new Bioregional and B&Q report

    The UK’s 24 million gardens are becoming increasingly important for conserving our threatened wildlife. They also play a critical role in enabling people to connect with nature, helping to protect our mental and physical health. These are the key findings of a report by Bioregional commissioned by B&Q, our long -term partner and the UK’s […] The post Gardens are good for wildlife and that’s great ...

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  • The wilderness outside our back doors

    Nature gives us so much. We can give back to it in our gardens and other urban green spaces. Like many a western tourist, I’ve been lucky enough to see some amazing wildlife overseas and here in Britain. But some of my most memorable sightings have been in the garden of various suburban homes we’ve […] The post The wilderness outside our back doors appeared first on Bioregional.

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  • The EAC is right to call out the Government on the SDGs

    Emily Auckland  shares her thoughts after the launch of the Environmental Audit Committee’s report on  the SDGs in the UK. The EAC’s long-awaited report on the Government’s implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals was released today. It builds on evidence and interviews with a range of organisations including the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development, which  I […] The post The ...

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  • The Nature of Gardens

    Our ordinary household gardens are good for wildlife, and that’s great for us. This is a report written and researched by Bioregional and commissioned by B&Q, the UK’s leading garden retailer. We reviewed, in depth, the scientific evidence about how UK gardens support wild plant and animal species. We also examined  how and why nature […] The post The Nature of Gardens appeared first on Bioregiona...

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  • One Planet trailblazers: Why environmental learning should start in the classroom

    The theme for Earth Day 2017 is environmental and climate literacy. We asked Audrey Hecker, a student from Credo High School in California which is committed to One Planet Living, to share her thoughts on the value of learning about sustainability. It wasn’t until high school that I began to fully understand climate change and […] The post One Planet trailblazers: Why environmental learning should...

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  • Why systems change is like the difference between clouds and clocks

    Bioregional’s Julia Hawkins reports back from her day at last week’s Skoll World Forum, where systems change was the buzzword on everyone’s lips. Where are you on the ‘enthusiasm for systems change’ continuum – are you a systems evangelist, systems curious, a systems sceptic – or even downright systems hostile? After a superb lunchtime discussion […] The post Why systems change is like the differe...

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  • How one Australian city is bringing its community on its sustainability journey

    A recent study found that climate change is already having an impact on Australia, affecting ecosystems, economic activity and human wellbeing – and it may be irreversible. So, Ben Gill says it’s great to see local authorities like the City of Fremantle moving towards One Planet Living.  “We’re not going to become a sustainable council […] The post How one Australian city is bringing its community...

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  • Nature cure

    It’s Bioregional’s Health and Happiness month. So with spring well underway let’s explore how nature is good for our wellbeing. Civilisations and economies are totally dependent on using the resources nature provides. And with the great majority of UK citizens living urbanised, indoor lives, being exposed to nature is good for our physical and mental […] The post Nature cure appeared first on Bior...

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  • 11 activities to boost sustainability in the workplace

    Don’t just tell your employees to switch off the lights. Catherine Rubbens shares how to embed sustainability in the workplace and demonstrate that One Planet Living is a better way to live In the first part of this blog series, I outlined six steps for engaging employees with sustainability. Now, I want to share some […] The post 11 activities to boost sustainability in the workplace appeared fir...

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  • Six steps for engaging employees with sustainability

    You’ve got your sustainability plans in place and are geared up to cut costs and reduce carbon emissions. But don’t forget to get your staff engaged with the process. Catherine Rubbens shares our six-step plan for effectively engaging employees with sustainability  Lead by example It’s vital that your CEO and senior management demonstrate their commitment […] The post Six steps for engaging employ...

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  • Wellbeing in the workplace: getting employees engaged with healthy living

    One Planet Living recognises the importance of health and happiness in the quest for sustainable ways of living and doing business. Katherine Cunliffe from Singita Serengeti, a One Planet Community in Tanzania, shares how they put this principle into practice in a workplace. Singita Serengeti is a wildlife reserve in Tanzania, dedicated to environmentally conscious […] The post Wellbeing in the wo...

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  • 12 inspiring women in sustainability

    To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, we invited our staff to share the women that have inspired them in their work in the sustainability movement. There are so many we could mention but here are just a few… Kirsten Henson is Director of KLH Sustainability, a sustainable construction consultancy. With an engineering background, […] The post 12 inspiring women in sustainability appeare...

  • We support the new Charter for Responsible Housing

    Bioregional is backing the Good Homes Alliance‘s manifesto for new homes, launched at the Ecobuild conference and exhibition on 8 March 2017. Our endorsement says: “Bioregional strongly supports this Charter for Responsible Housing. We are already working with housebuilders to create high quality, attractive, affordable homes with radically reduced carbon emissions. The knowledge and technologies ...

  • BEPIT – Building homes that deliver on their energy-saving promises

    Each spring the Home Builders’ Federation publishes its annual customer satisfaction survey. Each time, the HBF’s headline is along the same lines – how very pleased house buyers are with their brand new, freshly constructed homes. ‘Homeowner satisfaction with new homes remains high’ was the top line from the 2016 survey. It went on to […] The post BEPIT – Building homes that deliver on their ener...

  • Creating positive change with the Sustainable Development Goals in the UK

    On 1 March 2017, over 250 people came together in London to explore how the ambition of the Sustainable Development Goals could be transformed into action for social and environmental change in the UK. The buzz at the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD) second annual conference this week was palpable. And it’s not hard to […] The post Creating positive change with the Sustainable D...

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  • Building Energy Performance Improvement Toolkit (BEPIT)

    We help housebuilders beat the energy ‘performance gap’ and build homes with greatly improved energy performance  Building in energy efficiency with BEPIT Drawing on four years of onsite research funded by Innovate UK, we’ve developed a practical, affordable and effective approach to ensuring that ‘as built’ matches ‘as designed.’ BEPIT combines detailed but easily understood learning […] The post...

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  • A One Planet holiday? Meet the destination aiming to revolutionise sustainable tourism

    The One Planet Annual Review 2015/16 for Villages Nature® Paris has revealed it is making excellent progress. We had a chat with Olivier Robin, Director of Operations, who explains the vision behind the One Planet Destination and how it aims to engage its guests with sustainability in a new light. With its One Planet Action […] The post A One Planet holiday? Meet the destination aiming to revoluti...

  • Villages Nature® Paris Annual Review Technical Appendix 2015/16

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  • Villages Nature® Paris One Planet Annual Summary 2015/16

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  • A farewell to frosts

    In this post-truth Trump era, sometimes it feels like the tide may be turning against tackling climate change. Perhaps people are increasingly likely to dismiss ‘expert claims’ that humanity is dangerously altering the planet’s climate. Well, maybe…expect plenty more debate about that. But the big questions are: If people and politics keep moving the way […] The post A farewell to frosts appeared ...

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  • One Planet Loving: Six sustainable Valentine’s Day gifts to woo an environmentalist

    Is your potential suitor a sustainability lover? Then check out these ideas for sustainable Valentine’s Day gifts that say ‘I love you (and the planet)’   1.Show off your non-consumerist credentials and organise a day in nature – find a good green space near you, wrap up warm, grab some food and enjoy the benefits […] The post One Planet Loving: Six sustainable Valentine’s Day gifts to woo an envi...

  • Why Before the Flood is only the beginning of the story

    Watching Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before the Flood has got Julia Hawkins thinking –  how can we inspire, rather than scare, people to make sustainable change? I’ve been avoiding Leonardo DiCaprio of late. It’s not personal – it’s that new film he’s made about the environment, Before the Flood. Like the prospect of reading a George Monbiot […] The post Why Before the Flood is only the beginning of the s...

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  • Guide to the One Planet Principles

    The post Guide to the One Planet Principles appeared first on Bioregional.

  • One Planet Goals and Guidance for Companies and Organisations

    This document is for any company or organisation (including local governments) that wants to design or transform its customer offer, operations and supply chain, so that it becomes truly sustainable. You may be a small company, a multinational, a non-profit or public sector organisation. It shows you how One Planet Living can provide a framework […] The post One Planet Goals and Guidance for Compa...

  • One Planet Goals and Guidance for Communities

    This document is for anyone who wants to build or transform a real estate development or tourism destination into a truly sustainable one. You may be a landowner, developer, public body, architect, engineer or community group. It describes the process for co-creating a One Planet Action Plan with your stakeholders. It also tells you where […] The post One Planet Goals and Guidance for Communities ...

  • One Planet Champions – Derek Bayless and Amelia Malpas at Credo High School

    Derek Bayless and Amelia Malpas are two inspiring students at Credo High School, which will soon be based at One Planet Community SOMO Village in Rohnert Park, California. The have been working hard to bring the ten One Planet Principles to the school community and are committed to building a more sustainable future.  1.How do […] The post One Planet Champions – Derek Bayless and Amelia Malpas at ...

  • Using circular thinking to decode eight great sustainable businesses

    We’ve talked a lot about what the circular economy is – and isn’t. Now Claire Brady shows how some businesses have put it into practice to get you inspired! There are lots of businesses making claims about being sustainable these days and the current trend is to go all out and make a big bold […] The post Using circular thinking to decode eight great sustainable businesses appeared first on Bioreg...

  • Six simple features of circular economy business models explained

    We hear a lot of questions about the circular economy and how to embed it in a business. To make things clearer, Claire Brady identifies – and explains – six simple features of circular economy business models (in a handy matrix!) As humans, we like simplicity – so we like neat solutions to problems. This […] The post Six simple features of circular economy business models explained appeared first...

  • Dear Prime Minister, we care about sustainable development because…

    Through the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD) network, Bioregional has joined hands with 80+ leading businesses in the UK who want to work with the Government to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They are calling on Prime Minister Theresa May to take action. Their letter, published in the Times, asks Theresa May […] The post Dear Prime Minister, we care about s...

  • Businesses and Bioregional unite to back sustainable development

    In an open letter to the Prime Minister, more than 80 businesses including Bioregional have united in a call on the Government to demonstrate its commitment to delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ahead  of the World Economic Forum annual meeting taking place in Davos, Switzerland on 17-20 January, these organisations say they are […] The post Businesses and Bioregional unite to...

  • Tom Schuurman

    Tom leads our finance and resources department with a focus on developing efficient and effective systems to help Bioregional champion a better way to work and live. Previously at the Institution of Structural Engineers, Tom has over 10 years’ experience working within the not-for-profit sector. He has always tried to use his professional qualifications to benefit […] The post Tom Schuurman appear...

  • Project ERIC wins an Energy Award

    Our pioneering solar power storage project in Oxford has won the Residential Building Project of the Year in the 2016 Energy Awards. The awards, run by leading professional and trade media company EMAP, cover all aspects of the UK energy industry, from Product of the Year to Innovation of the Year. For nearly two years, […] The post Project ERIC wins an Energy Award appeared first on Bioregional.

BioRegional Development Group

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  • Policy under the spotlight: London’s Zero-Carbon Homes

    From 1 October, new homes in London are expected to be ‘zero-carbon’ as defined by the London Plan. Bioregional’s Senior Project Manager Anthony Probert examines the new policy to understand whether this is a big leap forward for industry, or a missed opportunity for real change In 2011, the UK Government announced that every new […] The post Policy under the spotlight: London’s Zero-Carbon Homes ...

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  • A sunny alternative to Hinkley Point C

    There’s a better alternative to a massively expensive and controversial new nuclear power programme, and you can see it emerging in a council estate on the edge of Oxford. Local renewable energy combined with local electricity storage in people’s homes offers a cheaper, greener and more people-friendly alternative. Project ERIC, a pilot involving nearly 100 […] The post A sunny alternative to Hink...

  • Project ERIC is a finalist for two energy awards

    Our solar power and battery storage project in Oxford is a finalist in the Energy Awards, with the winners to be announced at a ceremony in London in November. Project ERIC (Energy Resources for Integrated Communities) has been shortlisted for the Innovation Energy Project of the Year and the Residential Energy Project of the Year. […] The post Project ERIC is a finalist for two energy awards appe...

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  • Zen and the art of One Planet Living

    Former UNFFC Climate change negotiator Christiana Figueres has credited Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh for giving her the strength to play a leading role in last year’s international climate talks. Figueres was praised for her ability to bring warring factions together with warmth and calm, and for the pivotal role she played in securing agreement […] The post Zen and the art of One Planet Living...

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