Our work

Bioregional North America focuses on creating One Planet Communities, running behavior change programs in communities, incubating local social enterprises, and working with First Nations.

We apply our expertise in a highly practical way because we want our work to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives with the natural limits of the planet.

Work with us


Sustainable Places

We generate practical and deliverable ideas for sustainable places, and work in partnership to make them happen. We have 20 years’ track record in delivering solutions for better housing, neighbourhoods, and local amenities, working with developers, housing associations and local authorities in a community- and commercially-minded  way.


Sustainability Action Plans

We work in partnership with companies and the public sector to co-create sustainability action plans using our One Planet Living framework. An action plan helps to establish a vision for sustainability and identifies practical steps to realise this vision through a series of short and longer term actions and targets.



Products & Circular Economy

We advise the retail and built environment sectors on product sustainability and new business opportunities provided through the clever re-use of materials in production systems, applying bioregional, One Planet Living and circular economy thinking. We devise clear and accurate messaging to customers and homeowners.


Implementation support

We apply our practical expertise across a range of areas including, energy, waste, materials and stakeholder and employee engagement to help organisations realise their sustainability ambitions. This includes providing training, workshops, research, analysis and identifying practical solutions and recommendations for implementation.


Innovative Solutions

We combine our entrepreneurial experience, expertise and creativity to create innovative solutions where a fresh approach or business model is required. Our recent innovations have focused on forestry management and timber supply chain and also on localised energy grid and storage solutions.


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Social enterprise, transportation
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Help Syrian kids play again. We collect used bikes, refurbish them, donate them to Syrian families, and train them on safe cycling around their new…


Harvest Noir

Social Enterprise, Festival
Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada

  In 2010, Bioregional helped to start one of Ottawa’s most exciting and dynamic festivals with a social mission to support and promote…



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…



Eco Community, Innovative Construction
Hackbridge, Sutton, UK

BedZED is the UK’s first large-scale, mixed use sustainable community with 100 homes, office space, a college and community facilities.…


Cutting household carbon & energy bills


Based on our practical experience of working on existing housing as well as new build, we’re campaigning for changes in…


One Planet Sport

Sport, Construction
Stratford, East London, UK

Bioregional helped to make the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games the most sustainable ever. We want to build on…


 One Planet Middlesbrough


Middlesbrough in North East England became the second One Planet Council in 2011. Using the One Planet Living framework based…


 WestWyck EcoVillage

Eco Community
Melbourne, Australia

A redundant Victorian primary school in a hilltop heritage area in Melbourne  is being transformed into Australia’s first One Planet…


 Villages Nature

Paris, France

On the doorstep of Paris and next door to Disneyland, an ambitious sustainable tourism project based on the ten One…


Smart local grids

Rose Hill, East Oxford, UK

Bioregional is working with partners to make green solar electricity connect easily and affordably into local electricity grids. The result…


 Singita Serengeti

Eco Community, Tourism, Valuing Nature
Tanzania, Africa

One of the world’s finest safari resorts is a One Planet Living Community, working to improve the lives of local…


UN post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals

United Nations, New York, USA

We’re working with partners to put sustainable consumption and production at the heart of the UN’s new sustainable development goals…


 One Planet Sutton

Sutton, London, UK

Sutton Council became the first One Planet Council in 2009, with an action plan to deliver sustainability to this outer…


 One Brighton

Eco Community, Innovative Construction
Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, UK

Two cutting edge apartment buildings in the heart of Britain’s premiere seaside resort have brought sustainable living into the mainstream…


 NW Bicester

Construction, Places, Eco Community, Energy
Bicester, Oxfordshire UK

We’re helping to build the UK’s first Eco Town, setting new standards in sustainability. We’re doing this through a long-term…



One Planet Company
London, UK

Bioregional is helping Europe’s largest home improvement retailer to fulfil its sustainability ambitions. We are monitoring Kingfisher plc’s global progress…



One Planet Company
Queretaro, Mexico

We’re using our One Planet Living framework with Latin America’s leading company in the design and manufacture of commercial refrigeration…


 Hollerich Village

Eco Community
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Hollerich Village is being planned for a 3.6 hectare ex-industrial site in the heart of the Ville de Luxembourg, one…


Heart of Hackbridge

Regeneration, Places
Hackbridge, Sutton, South London

Working with the local council and community, we have transformed a run-down local shopping parade blighted by speeding traffic. We’ve…


 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…


Good Woods

Valuing Nature, Business

Bioregional is working to revive neglected woodlands by teaming up with owners, voluntary groups and local communities. We are searching…


Innovative office retrofit

Energy, Construction
Bicester, Oxfordshire, UK

Bioregional has given an old office building in a conservation area a radical but sensitive refurbishment using pioneering energy saving…



Business, Retail & Products

One of Bioregional’s longest-running and most important partnerships is with B&Q, the first One Planet Company. We’re entrusted with reviewing…



One Planet Company
London, UK

International engineering consultancy Cundall became the world’s first One Planet consultancy in 2012. It is using the One Planet Living…


BEPIT – a better building toolkit

Construction, Energy
North West Bicester, Oxfordshire, UK

Bioregional is leading a £1.3 million, four year long research project to radically narrow the serious performance gap between the…


 One Planet Brighton & Hove

Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, UK

Brighton & Hove is the first One Planet City. It is using a stretching and ambitious sustainability action plan based…


 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,…


Sutton Community Farm

Social enterprise
Sutton, South London, UK

Promoting access to fresh, healthy, sustainable food while addressing local and international food security issues. Introducing Sutton Community Farm (SCF) – a…


John Lewis

London, UK

We’ve worked with one of the biggest and most respected names in UK retail on reducing its environmental impacts over…

A boy jumps over a row of lavender in a field in Carshalton, south London, Wednesday, July 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

Carshalton Lavender

Social Enterprise
Carshalton, London, UK

Reuniting a community through the restoration of the world-famous lavender industry of Carshalton. In 1996, the Local Lavender scheme was…

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Bioregional Forestry

Social Enterprise
South London, UK

Putting local woodlands to use, Bioregional Forestry promotes the use of local sustainable biomass to fuel UK homes. Introducing Bioregional…

Veg van


Social Enterprise
Sutton. South London, UK

A fresh look at on old idea, the VegVan provided a convenient one stop shop for locally sourced produce in…



Social Enterprise

Slashing emissions and reducing water pollution, MiniMills develops and applies small-scale clean technology to create local sustainable paper production. BioRegional…

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Social Enterprise
London, UK

Providing environmentally friendly, locally and regionally produced wood fuel products for UK homes. Originally established as a social enterprise by…



Social Enterprise
Central London, UK

Cleaning up waste, The Laundry makes recycling cheap and easy for small businesses in central London. Created by Bioregional in…