Nicholas Schoon

Writer and researcher

Nicholas works on sharing Bioregional’s knowledge and good practice with key audiences including the media, policy makers and business.

He has also carried out a variety of research and writing projects for Bioregional clients including B&Q, WWF UK, the UK government’s Department for Energy and Climate Change and Transport for London.

He is a former environment correspondent of The Independent newspaper and edited the ENDS Report, a UK-based journal and website for environmental professionals, for nearly five years before joining Bioregional. He was also a policy analyst for the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution and served as communications director of the Campaign to Protect Rural England for more than five years.

Nick has a zoology degree from Oxford University and began his career as a reporter on local newspapers in Reading and Bristol.  He has had two books published, on biodiversity in the UK and urban regeneration, and is a solar smallholder with a 2.5kW photovoltaic array.

Blog posts by Nicholas Schoon

Changing EPCs to change the world

Practically every UK home has to have an EPC – Read More

The Government’s plans for a new environment bill and green watchdog are a very big deal

There is enormous potential in the Government's plans for a Read More

Encounters with nature can blow eco-pessimism away

Nicholas Schoon writes about how his recent wildlife spottings while Read More