The judging panel said:

“In the 25 years since Sue co-founded Bioregional, this charity and social enterprise has had a huge influence with its concept of One Planet Living: she’s worked with major developers to create pioneering eco-communities from China to the suburbs of London, and with retailers on award-winning green products – all helping people live good lives within the Earth’s natural boundaries. And she also played a key role in the adoption and implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”

They praised Sue as a “creative and resilient leader, who pushed innovation in sustainable living long before it was fashionable”.

Sue said:

“I’m so chuffed and delighted to win this award. It’s really lovely to receive this recognition for my achievements, and for my more collegiate style of sustainability leadership too. I’m so privileged to have been able to work with so many brilliant colleagues and partners down the years and I see this award as very much one for the team as well. You all know who you are!”

Bioregional is 25 years old this year. As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations we are holding a One Planet living photography exhibition throughout July at the offices of the award-winning architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.

The exhibition will showcase trailblazing towns and communities around the world that are tackling the climate emergency, enabling sustainable living and showing that the radical, urgent change that’s needed isn’t just possible – it’s already happening. It forms part of the first ever London Climate Action Week. All are welcome, so come along and be inspired.

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