Bioregional is an international environmental organization

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.

A vision of a world in which people enjoy happy, healthy lives within their fair share of the earth’s resources, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness.

We champion a better, more sustainable way to live

We work with our partners to create better places for people to live, and work and do business.

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One Planet Communities

An international network of neighborhoods where Zero Carbon buildings, Zero Waste offices, urban agriculture, and healthy lifestyles are the new normal.



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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Thunder Valley

Fund-raising stage
Pine Ridge Reservation, SD, USA

Now under construction, this extraordinary community is creating job opportunities and affordable housing for the Oglala Lakota nation, driven by…

One Planet Living

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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“Exercise your sovereignty by growing your own food.”
“Exercise your sovereignty by growing your own food,” says Nick Hernandez who directs the newly launched "Food Sovereignty Initiative" at Thunder Valley CDC. Nick Hernandez and 12 local youth participants have planted the seeds of change on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Their goal: to address systemic food inequity and grow a community-focused movement to improve health and wellbeing. Nick and his young food warriors are starting with the basics and learning skills for living a healthy, sustainable life through the act of nurturing an organic garden from seed to harvest. This initiative provides the youth an Read More
More than $2 million pledged to build capacity and infrastructure in Oglala Lakota community
$1.97 million pledged to support the Regenerative Community Development project serving the Oglala Lakota community. Adding more excitement to the already historic Read More
Thunder Valley breaks ground
June 22, 2015 marks a  historic day for members of the Thunder Valley community. Local, regional and national partners including Read More
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 Read More
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The way we work is designed to deliver impact in everything we do with our partners.

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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