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We incubate practical solutions to climate change using the inspiring One Planet Living framework and science-based behavior change.

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Zibi becomes Canada’s 1st One Planet Community

Bioregional has endorsed Windmill Development Group’s billion dollar redevelopment project in the Canadian capital city of Ottawa / Gatineau, adjacent to Parliament Hill.

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Flagship One Planet Community (endorsed by Bioregional in 2015)
Ottawa, ON, Canada

Our latest One Planet Community will be a highly sustainable mixed-use development of some 2,500 homes, shops and office space…


 Grow Community

One Planet Community endorsed by Bioregional in 2012
Bainbridge Island, WA, USA

The first One Planet Community in the USA to have occupied homes, the Grow Community is just a short ferry…


 Sonoma Mountain Village

One Planet Community endorsed by Bioregional in 2008
Sonoma County, CA, USA

North America’s first One Planet Community is Sonoma Mountain Village (SOMO) – a $1billion redevelopment of an 200 acre, ex-industrial site,…

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One Planet Living is our vision of a world in which people enjoy happy, healthy lives within the natural limits of the planet, wherever they live in the world, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness.

Our One Planet Living framework, based on ten easy-to-grasp principles, enables those we work with to plan for, communicate and deliver sustainable development. The framework provides a clear, practical roadmap for those who are seeking a better way to live and do business.

Programs BioRegional coordinates using  the One Planet Living framework include One Planet Communities (neighborhoods), One Planet Regions (entire cities), and One Planet Companies (enterprise-scale sustainability).
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Bioregional has endorsed Ottawa-Gatineau’s Zibi project as Canada’s first One Planet Community and the world’s tenth.
laval_plaza smallOne 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 means 'river' in the Algonquin language, is a waterfront area located in the downtown cores of Ottawa and Gatineau overlooking both the Ottawa River and Chaudière Falls. The name of the development was chosen as a Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
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 Read More
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Our best creative strategies and projects involve working with our local partners to make things happen and show what can be practically achieved, just as we did with BedZED.

We want to make a real difference, inspire others to do the same and work with our partners to make innovative and lasting changes happen.

We do this through the practical implementation of projects, using and applying our unique One Planet Living framework. We scale up our impact by influencing policy and practice.

We apply creative thinking to challenges that need a fresh perspective or where an entirely new approach is required.

We are always seeking to improve, so we measure, research and evaluate and, if necessary, adapt or amend our approach.

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