Culture and Community

Nurturing local identity and heritage, empowering communities and promoting a culture of sustainable livings2.

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 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 we can take include
Supporting local artists
Creating car-free spaces where people can meet
Running workshops on One Planet Living®
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
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.

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