Bioregional was founded as a charity and social enterprise in 1994 by Sue Riddlestone and Pooran Desai, two environmental entrepreneurs based in South London, who wanted to develop more sustainable ways of living.
We created our One Planet Living framework in 2003 from our experiences of planning and working with others to develop the multi-award-winning BedZED eco-village in South London, where our headquarters is still based.
We have since partnered with major developers to create pioneering eco-communities and with retailers to create award-winning eco products – all enabling people to live good lives within the Earth’s natural boundaries.
We provide advice, tools and training to use our One Planet Living® framework and showcase the leaders. Some 595,000 people now live in, work at, and visit places that have a deep commitment to One Planet Living.
We help companies plan and implement innovative and visionary sustainability strategies, products and services, so people can consume sustainably.
We create homes and communities that make it easy to live a good life, embedding One Planet Living into design, construction and operation. Through our subsidiary Bioregional Homes we also build our own truly sustainable 'One Planet Communities'.
Building on our practical experience, we nurture wider alliances and share powerful stories that inspire others and influence policy.
Bioregional Development Group is a registered charity no. 1041486 and company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales no. 2973226.
Towns, cities and communities across the world are turning towards One Planet Living because it’s easily understandable and something that communities feel they can really implement.Kevin McCloud MBE, Bioregional Patron for the Built Environment