Read the views of our expert team on the latest sustainability issues.
Ellen Scrimgeour on the lessons learned from our Green Deal pilot in Sutton
This blog first appeared online for 2Degrees Community on the 21st March 2014. Hayley Baines-Buffery, Head of Sustainable Business Like many people I hate waste and have always been quite frugal. I work hard and hate to see my money going to waste. T...
Defra’s latest consultation on changing the corporate GHG reporting guidelines closes on Monday March 24th, and much as I think the proposed changes are a step in the right direction, the need for improvements is far from over.
Emma Ryan, Sustainable Business Officer Fashion trends are circular ( 80’s trends such as bleached denim and crop tops are apparently all the rage this summer), yet the fashion we wear is inherently designed to be linear . This point was vividl...
I grew up in Oxfordshire and it is where I now live with my family. So to be involved from the conception of such an exciting and unique project as NW Bicester is a career high for me. In the four years since the development first started to take sha...
This blog first appeared online for Building magazine in 2nd December 2013. Pooran Desai, Co-founder of BioRegional It’s tempting to think that doing our little bit to reduce carbon emissions saves us from having to confront the reality of what...
BioRegional cofounder Pooran Desai blogs from Davos on growing inequality
BioRegional chief executive Sue Riddlestone on the sustainable homes and neighbourhoods needed worldwide
This blog first appeared online for Building magazine in 2nd December 2013. Pooran Desai, Co-founder of BioRegional Willpower alone is not enough to change behaviours on key areas such as carbon reduction, we also need to ‘choice-edit’ ou...
As we build new communities and remodel and retrofit existing towns and cities, we should see ourselves as the new front line in health provision
Freya Seath on how you can get involved in helping to shape the futures of billions of people
Nick Schoon defends those 'green taxes'
Life cycle analysis of the eco-impacts of products and projects is better at guiding decisions than providing definitive answers
BioRegional co-founder Pooran Desai on the warning from Australia's bush fires
This blog first appeared online for Building magazine in September 2013. Pooran Desai, Co-founder of BioRegional How should we incentivise excellence in housing? I am not sure this will mean anything to those fortunate enough to be under the age of f...
London Open House (21-22 September) gives people the chance to see inside a wide range of buildings usually closed to the public. Come and take a look at BioRegional’s favourite sustainable buildings being featured this year. Bunhill Heat and P...
Freya Seath hopes it is not too late for the 2014 Brazil World Cup to score a goal for sustainability Last month tickets for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil went on sale. Football fans the world over are now scrambling to get hold of seats and book thei...
Emma Ryan, Sustainable Business Officer The future is big business. In the last few months there has been a proliferation of reports by think tanks and NGOs, detailing their visions of where our world will be in twenty years’ time (see Forum&rs...
Jim Fielder, BioRegional Representative in Brazil It’s a year since I facilitated a series of workshops during Rio+20 that brought together residents from several ‘favela’ communities to explore what sustainability and ‘One Pl...
Freya Seath, Policy and Advocacy Manager Last Friday the UN High Level Panel (HLP) on the post-2015 Development Agenda released its recommendations for a development framework that is to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Despite widesp...
24.05.2013: Freya Seath gives her opinion of David Cameron's role with the UN's High Level Panel on the Post 2015 Development Agenda.
Ben Gill, International Project Manager, One Planet Communities Maybe it’s due to living in an austerity wracked country (Greece) or the recent disturbing news that we have already passed 400ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere , but it seems to me tha...
On Wednesday night I watched as our local authority and One Planet partner Sutton Council gave planning permission to Viridor to build a 300,000 tonne per year energy from waste (EFW) plant.
Ellen Scrimgeour on the importance of good design in avoiding waste.
01.05.2013: While searching for an ethical outfit to wear to her OBE Award ceremony in March, Co-founder and Chief Executive Sue Riddlestone learned a lot about the challenges of dressing sustainably.
30.04.2013: Ben Gill on bee-keeping in Greece and our symbiotic relationship with bees and other pollinators.
27.03.2013: Simon Wild, CEO of Cundall Australia, reflects on his experience of becoming a One Planet Company.
07.02.2013 To make sustained progress on sustainability, we'll have to take the long view...
01.02.13 Lesson one of my week in China delivering eco-products training – translating sustainability learnings from one country to another is not always simple.
Sue Riddlestone, Co-founder and Chief Executive There is an unconscious and slightly patronising attitude out there in the world about doing our bit to help poor people with some aid, which does not seem to see the link to the casually well off lives...
Here at Davos we participated in a fantastic scenario planning workshop with Schwab Social Entrepreneurs and business partners including Boston Consulting Group, Credit Suisse and Siemens. One of the scenarios we examined was that of a ‘Positiv...
Sue Riddlestone, BioRegional In Guangzhou, China’s third largest city (pop. 20 million), there is a Chinese version of a One Planet Community called Jinshan. Daisy Chen and I have been there this week planning for an on-site visitor and trainin...
This is the subtitle for the book Abundance which I was given to read over Christmas by my colleague, Ronan. It was a mind-expanding and refreshing read – reminding us that there are a lot of good things out in the world. Statistics show that t...
Nicholas Schoon, BioRegional communications team Is it just me, or is everyone everywhere being particularly cynical and/or silent about their New Year Resolutions in this brave new dawn of a year? 2012 was a tough year, with probably another toughie...
22.08.12 Today is Earth Overshoot Day 2012. We have exhausted our ecological budget for the year.
02.07.12 Sue Riddlestone's photo blog from an invitation-only sleepover at the London 2012 Athlete's Village
22.06.12 Having been involved in the Rio+20 process for the last two years, we are pleased to see we have left a mark on the final Agreement.
21.06.12: Jim Fielder, BioRegional’s former Head of Sustainable Business posts from the Rio+20 Earth Summit, where he and Daniel Viliesid from BioRegional Mexico have been running a workshop targeting Rio’s favela communities.
20.06.12 On the Guardian Sustainable Business website today, Sue Riddlestone writes from Rio, suggesting that progress at Rio+20 requires that all stakeholders take responsibility for their own actions.
20.06.12 Pooran Desai writes that the Sustainable Development Goals should help sub-national government bring sustainability to a growing urban population.
18.06.12: Pooran Desai blogs from Rio+20 where today the Grow Community will be announced as the world's 5th One Planet Community.
16.06.12: The Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability forum was the venue for a workshop on One Planet Living around the world.
15.06.12: Simon McWhirter reports from BioRegional's official side event at RioCentro Convention Centre
04.05.2012: Sue Riddlestone reports from inside the Rio+20 negotiating text discussions at the UN. Sustainable Development Goals look to be most obvious outcome from Rio.
17.04.12: Pooran Desai blogs from The World Economic Forum in Latin America. He argues that much of the battle for an environmentally sustainable future will be won or lost in the emerging economies.
03.04.12: We report from the Planet Under Pressure conference, where the scientific community considers its role in sustainability and some major announcements are made.
29.02.12: Our CEO reports from the House of Commons' debate on Rio+20. Business is preparing for the resource squeeze more quickly than government – are they on to something?
27.01.12: BioRegional is featured in Outreach, which is the Stakeholder Forum's publication on environment and sustainable development.
27.01.12: Writing from Davos, Pooran Desai returns to the roots of economics to really question how we can build the future we want
26.01.12: Sue Riddlestone blogs for the WEF Davos forum “What are social entrepreneurs doing at Davos?”.
26.01.12: With 30 heads of state now confirmed to attend Rio+20 the event is on track to be officially called a summit. Will David Cameron be there?
23.01.2012: On the train journey to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Pooran Desai gives his thoughts on the event's topic – The Great Transformation: Shaping New Models.
Reports from our team in Durban, at the COP17/CMP7 UN Climate Change Conference in Nov/Dec 2011.
23.08.11: Sue Riddlestone is in Rio for Earth Summit preparations. Can one planet living offer anything to residents in the favelas?
08.06.2011: BioRegional's co-founders talk about taking one planet living message to the World Economic Forum Europe where they have been awarded Social Entrepreneur accolade.
18.05.11: Sue Riddlestone, Director of BioRegional, gives her conclusions on the outcome of the conference.
16.05.2011: Rachel Bradley of B&Q reflects on the conference and implores government to take the warnings seriously.
26.07.2011: Matthew Criddle MD of Naturesave blogs about why the company is green and the challenges that climate change is bringing to the industry and its clients.
30.06.2011: Our Executive Director Sue Riddlestone blogs from the Smith School World Forum on Valuing Ecosystem Services: From New Commitments to Strategic Action.
24.01.12: Our thoughts on the Rio+20 draft text. we are pleased to see a strong emphasis on developing a series of Sustainable Development Goals and reference throughout the text on the importance of major groups.
11.05.11: Rachel Bradley of B&Q considers yesterday's event and shares tips on ways to change attitudes and encourage people to make changes.
10.05.11: What have DIY, livestock farms and childhood anaemia in India got in common? They all featured in the event I spoke at on One Planet Homes and Food at the UN yesterday.
10.05.11: One Planet Homes and One Planet Food side event at the UN CSD-19 - great attendance, cracking content and a host of excitable questioners.
May 6 2011: We persevere to get One Planet Living on the world’s agenda.
12.01.11: BioRegional are at UN meetings in New York and Panama this week trying to bring one planet living to the 2012 UN Earth Summit.
Daily reports from our team in Cancun. Mexico at the COP16 UN Climate Change Conference in December 2010
Daily reports from our team in Copenhagen at the COP15 UN Climate Change Conference in December 2009