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One Planet RegionsBioRegional is an entrepreneurial environmentalcharity which works with b i h it hi h k ith businesses, new b ild buildcommunities and councils to set up flagship projects.We partner with councils and communities in Suttonand Middlesbrough to create shining examples ofsustainability, which others can learn from andreplicate. p
The Big Picture 1 Zero carbonReplace me with an image showcasing your work. 2 Zero wasteFit image Sustainable transport 3 to this box 4 Sustainable materials 5 Local and sustainable food 6 Sustainable water 7 Land and wildlife 8 Culture and heritage 9 Equity and local economy 10 Health and happiness
Benefits and savingsSocial and financial benefits Innovation to reduce carbon emissions• S Sutton CCouncil saved £227k on il d water and energy consumption • Ambitious target of zero carbon• £2.6 million extra funding buildings by 2017 is pushing brought into borough in 2.5 council to excel years • Carbon savings projects• Holistic framework for fundraised for, with support of for sustainable living based on 10 BioRegional principles
Measures of successDescribe 3 ways in which you have measured success and demonstrated yourD ib i hi h h d dd t t dproject has made a difference. This might include behavioural change, low carbonemissions, renewable energy source. 1. Working with Sutton Council to integrate ambitious targets for 2025 into everyday business via Action Plan 2. Working with the community across all aspects of sustainability, using practical and replicable projects 3. 3 Won En i onment Agenc ’s p blic secto En i onmental Environment Agency’s public sector Environmental Pioneer Award
Challenges and support Describe the project’s biggest challenges and the key forms of support the project needs to develop and grow.What are the biggest challenges or questions for your project?a) Understanding what other councils want so we can scale-upb) Keeping momentum amid budget cutsc) Wide-ranging nature of programmeWhat would most help your project to develop and grow?a) Dialogue with councils about what they need– we are an entrepreneurial charity and want to push best practice via demonstration projectsb) Networks to spread our ideas, approach and tools more widely: we aim to work with 5 local authorities by 2012 and then share tools and knowledge k l d