The Challenge

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

  • 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;

  • 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

Since 2006 the Green Centre team have been considering the Bioregional challenge and focusing on the Bioregional goals. The team have applied them through a series of initiatives developed in collaboration with the Brighton and Hove community and further afield through national and global initiatives. Through this organic process of learning our journey has centered around a set of intentions which help us practice the art of Culture and Community.

Our intentions; 

  1. to love
  2. to connect
  3. to nurture community

Local to Brighton and Hove 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. 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. We have established collaborative relationships with individuals, schools, colleges, universities, businesses, charities and environmental initiatives creating strong community links.  

Nationally we are still developing relationships within the UK. 

Globally we enjoy many connections across the globe, supporting communities through donations of equipment and funds and participating in campaigns ;  Colombia [La Colosa Gold Mine Campaign], Kenya [Right Hearts Against Poverty] , Ghana [Care For Basket] , Uganda [Faith School, Busia] and Gambia [Bajana School and Day Centre].