The Challenge

Bioregional consider this to be the challenge we face globally in relation to Culture and Community:

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  • local cultural heritage is being lost throughout the world due to globalization, resulting in a loss of local identity and wisdom

The Goals

Bioregional identify the following goals, set so we can all contribute to a common and ultimate goal:

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  • to foster a sense of place and belonging
  • to encourage active citizenship
  • to enhance local culture, heritage, and sense of place
  • to nurture a new culture of sustainability

The Green Centre


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1.Local actions
Our starting point was to identify some simple ideas to include in our work on a daily basis. We identified, "CONNECTION", "LOVE" and the "NURTURE" of community:

  • in 2006 we set out from the very beginning to listen to what you, the residents of the city had to say about Global Warming, Climate Change and all things connected. Between 2006 and 2008 we positioned ourselves in the heart of the community and allowed ourselves to be led by your ideas for a pathway to a sustainable city. Through this process we have been able to acquire and share local knowledge and nurture a culture of sustainability.
  • in 2007 we became a Community Interest Company [CIC]. This is a special type of limited company which exists to benefit the community rather than to make profit. We were the first CIC in South East England. 
  • in 2009, following 3 years of active listening, we were able to transform the thoughts and ideas of Brighton & Hove residents into a community project at a premises leased to us on a peppercorn rent by the East Brighton Trust. Without their support, over 8 years, we would not exist today.  
  • we have established collaborative relationships with individuals, schools, colleges, universities, businesses, charities and environmental initiatives creating strong community links. 

2. National actions

3. Global actions
We enjoy many connections across the globe, supporting communities through donations of equipment and funds and participating in campaigns: