Bioregional was founded in 1994 by Sue Riddlestone and Pooran Desai, two environmental activists and campaigners based in Sutton, South London who were keen to found practical green and sustainable initiatives.
From small beginnings it has grown into an organization which has founded several green enterprises, influences the sustainability of many thousands of new homes and works with global businesses to make their operations and strategy more sustainable. Along the way, Ottawa social entrepeneur Greg Searle moved to BedZED and founded Bioregional North America in 2006 as a Canadian non-profit to bring the One Planet Communities approach to real estate developers across the continent.
Today Bioregional is working closely with a wide variety of partners in Canada, the USA, the UK and several other nations. But its world headquarters is still in Sutton, in the world-renowned BedZED eco-village which it helped to develop.
Stroll through our timeline to learn about our major milestones along the way. Or read Sue Riddlestone’s blog in which she looks back over 20 years of Bioregional.