Culture and Community

Nurturing local identity and heritage, empowering communities and promoting a culture of sustainable living.

The goal of this principle is to foster a sense of place and belonging, to enhance local culture, heritage and sense of place and to nurture a new culture of sustainability.

Outcomes
Outcomes we can adopt include
Valuable cultural or historic buildings or practices are protected
Citizens and employees are involved in decision-making
Sustainable living is part of everyday life
Actions
Actions we can take include
Supporting local artists
Creating car-free spaces where people can meet
Running workshops on One Planet Living®
Indicators
Indicators we might track include
Number of neighbours people know by name
Number of cultural events supported each year
Percentage of people who have volunteered in the past 12 months
Story
B&Q One Planet Home training
B&Q and Bioregional developed an e-learning programme to educate and engage staff in its sustainability programme One Planet Home. It aims to engage staff at all levels and increase their knowledge of sustainability issues, B&Q’s One Planet Home targets and commitments to sustainability, and also to improve the communication of the key messages to customers. Around 22,000 staff (over 60%) had completed the training by 2016.

More information on Culture and Community

Goals and guidance for:

Cities
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Communities
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Companies
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Schools
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