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Brighton & Hove - a One Planet City?

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Brighton & Hove's Sustainability Partnership page

"If everyone in the world consumed as much as we do in Brighton & Hove we would need three and a half planets to support us."
The 2020 Community Partnership, (the Local Strategic Partnership for the city), BioRegional and Brighton & Hove City Council invite you to a week of sustainability–themed workshops.

Themes of past workshops
These gave residents the opportunity to participate in creating the city’s proposed One Planet Living® Plan.

Tuesday 23 to Sunday 28 September 2008.

Could Brighton & Hove become a sustainable community, living within the resources of one planet so that the quality of life is improved both for us and future generations?

We’d like you, along with others from across all sectors of the city, to share in the vision of one planet living and say how you think we might achieve this together.

Places are limited - Please register for the free workshops and events by completing a registration form or go to www.brighton-hove.gov.uk.

For further information please email sustainability@brighton-hove.gov.uk or call David Allen or Ionela Macovei, at the Sustainability Team, Brighton & Hove City Council on (01273) 293337.

Come and have your say!

Tuesday 23 to Friday 26 evening workshop sessions

Saturday 27 daytime workshop sessions

Venue: Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Dorset Gardens, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1RL



18:00 – 18:30 Launch
Come and help us celebrate our ‘One Planet’ genesis; discover the context of the week-long engagement process, what One Planet Living means and how we can work together to make it happen.

18:30 – 19:30 Sustainable Energy (Zero Carbon)
Workshop. Thinking towards a zero carbon city. How can householders, service-providers, businesses, the 3rd sector and others reduce their energy bills and carbon emissions, and encourage renewable-energy production?

19:45 – 20:30 Networking and Refreshments


18:45 – 19:45 Zero Waste
Workshop. Each city resident produces on average 435kgs household waste per year (CityClean; ’07-’08). How can we minimise waste, make better use of resources and divert more waste from landfill?
Find out what’s happening and get involved in sustainable alternatives.

20:00 – 21:00 Local and Sustainable Materials Workshop. Consumer goods account for 15% of our carbon emissions. How can we reduce the impacts of the products we buy? What are the sustainable alternatives, and how do we change consumer-habits?


16:30 – 17:30
Natural Habitats and Wildlife Part 1
Guided Walk around Queens Park and local area.
Understanding the importance of our plants, wildlife and green areas.

17.45 – 18.45
Natural Habitats and Wildlife Part 2
Workshop. How to enhance local biodiversity and increase our ‘access to nature’ within the city.

19:00 – 20:00 Local Economy and Fair Trade Workshop. How to create a thriving community that promotes investment and employment, providing livelihoods and facilities everyone can access and afford?


17:30 – 18:30 Sustainable Water
Workshop. South-East England has less water per head than the desert states of Syria and Sudan (Waterwise.org.uk; 2008) yet we are the biggest users in the UK. How can we resolve this imbalance?

18:45 – 19:45 Health and Happiness
Workshop. What will make you healthy and happy, sustainably?

19:45 – 20:15 Networking buffet.

20:15 – 21:15 Culture and Heritage
Workshop. Profiling the culture and heritage of the city – how can this be enhanced and sustained into the future?


10:30 – 11:30 Sustainable Transport Part 1
Guided Walk from the venue looking at walking, cycling and public transport provision. Can these options be safer, more popular more sustainable?

11:45 – 12.45 Sustainable Transport Part 2
Workshop. Transport in Brighton & Hove accounts for nearly a quarter of our carbon emissions. What
changes would you make to the transport network for the city? How can we reduce road traffic, air
pollution and carbon emissions?

12:45 – 13:15 Lunch
Local, organic and vegan. Sandwiches and salads. Provided by Seasons of Brighton.

13:15 – 14:15 Local Sustainable Food
Workshop. How to improve access to healthy, local, organic and sustainable food?

14:30 –16:00 Finale
A summary of the week’s workshops findings and recommendations, and the chance to discuss what should happen next.

Registered Childminder expenses can be reimbursed – please talk to David or Ionela to make arrangements with registered childminders close to the venue or in your neighbourhood.

Tea, coffee, juice & biscuits every evening.

One Brighton Development, the Earthship Brighton and Jubilee Library – see Programme link on the web page for more details.


Anna Francis
Anna is a senior sustainability consultant at BioRegional. She has worked on environmental projects for over ten years and has experience of running a range of One Planet Living workshops and
developing sustainability strategies. She specialises in sustainable transport and food, and lives on an eco boat in south London.

Ben Gill
Ben currently runs the One Planet Living Programme for BioRegional, overseeing international sustainable communities and a diverse mix of UK initiatives and projects such as One Planet Living in Sutton. Ben also manages a 15 acre smallholding where he planted 2.5 acres of woodland and has recently installed solar panels.

Tom Chance
Tom works with community groups in Sutton, South-East England to help them understand and use One Planet Living. He has an MA in Philosophy with a focus on art, culture and copyright. He has founded and been involved with successful arts groups in Reading and London.

Rachel Fleming
Rachel holds a degree in Psychology, specialising in Health and Environmental Psychology. She delivers workshops in Health and Happiness (with a particular interest in Well Being) for BioRegional, and weekly dance and singing classes.

Jane Hersey
Jane specialises in using Ecological Footprinting as a tool to support the work of the One Planet Living Programme. She is also a waste and resource use expert.

Amy Hammond
As BioRegional’s Energy Specialist, Amy delivers a broad range of work including sustainable building consultancy, energy demand assessments, renewable energy feasibility, and develops local, regional and national environmental strategies, policies and protocols. Amy studied Geography at Brighton University and continues her interest in environmental activities in and around Brighton & Hove.

Pooran Desai OBE
Pooran co-founded BioRegional and is Sustainability Director of BioRegional Quintain Ltd. He has worked in sustainable forestry, farming and recycling as well as eco-housing. As Technical Director
of the One Planet Living initiative he led on the creation of sustainability plans for a number of large projects including Masdar City, the car free solar powered city being constructed in Abu Dhabi. He lives at the BedZED eco-village in south London.

The One Planet Living Plan is co-sponsored by Brighton and Hove City Council and BioRegional Quintain Ltd, with its joint venture partner Crest Nicholson PLC.

BioRegional is an entrepreneurial charity, which invents and delivers practical solutions for sustainability. Our aim is to lead the way to sustainable living – through practical demonstration.

We are perhaps best known for our work on the BedZED eco-development in south London and our global One Planet Living® initiative which includes a network of One Planet Living Communities such as Sonoma Mountain Village in California and One Brighton in the UK.

Showcases 28 September 2008

One Brighton development, New England Quarter, Brighton
Designed and built using the One Planet Living principles
Developer: BioRegional Quintain, Crest Nicholson

Earthship Brighton
Developer: Low Carbon Trust

Jubilee Library, Brighton
LCE Architects Ltd
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