BENEFITING: SKOLL COMMUNITY FUND
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Join us in the race to create a sustainable future!
If everyone lived the average global middle class lifestyle we would need three planets to support us, and yet 20% of people do not have enough for their basic needs.
With your support, BioRegional will empower more communities from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to new neighbourhoods in China to live happy, healthy lives within a fair share of the earth’s resources. We call this One Planet Living.
Together we can empower One Planet Living in communities
A sustainable future is not just an aspiration. Around the world One Planet Living is becoming a reality as businesses and communities change the way they work to meet the challenges of resources depletion and climate change.
BioRegional is working with forward-thinking organisations on practical projects, including eco developments such as BedZED in London, Grow Community in Seattle and Tabajaras in Rio de Janeiro, to demonstrate One Planet Living in practice.
Working on the climate front line in Rio de Janeiro
With your help, we will work with Brazilians in Tabajaras, a favela community on the hillsides behind Copacabana beach, to help realise their One Planet Living plans. Only a year ago this low income aspiring community wrote a ‘One Planet Living Manifesto’ covering things such as waste, water and food. We want to make their plans a reality and help them transform their community through entrepreneurial schemes, such as a new recycling business.
Making the case for One Planet Living to global leaders
We communicate the hard won lessons from our practical projects to help change policy and practice. One Planet Living in communities such as Tabajaras can then act as the inspiration for One Planet communities around the world.
With your support, we want to work with a coalition of civil society organisations, Beyond2015, to share our lessons with the world leaders who will create the post 2015 development framework that succeeds the current UN Millennium Development Goals. These new goals will shape the lives of billions more people, from the aspiring people in Rio de Janeiro to those of your grandchildren.
BioRegional is an entrepreneurial charity made up of sustainable development practitioners, with two decades experience of delivering practical solutions for sustainability around the world. We work in long term partnership with communities, local government and developers delivering practical projects, from eco developments to sustainability strategies for businesses, that implement One Planet Living. Find out more about our work here.