Biosphere Charter

“Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere is a first for Scotland to demonstrate our passion for living in a way that benefits people and nature”, Biosphere Vision.

The Biosphere Charter connects the desire of individuals, schools, communities, businesses and organisations to demonstrate a commitment to supporting the vision and principles of the Biosphere.  Take a look at our six principles and see who is already a Charter Supporter on the map.

G&SABio-CharterLogo-Concepts-v1Why become a Biosphere Charter supporter…

When signing up to the charter and its six principles it will not only support the vision of the Biosphere, but will bring about a range of benefits for supporters. Not least, the Biosphere is a global brand associated with special places, the best environments and high quality products.  As a recognised supporter, you can associate your business, community or organisation with this global brand.  We hope that the Biosphere brand will itself be recognised as a badge of quality.  The more it is used, the more it will be seen and understood.  As more people acknowledge the importance of the brand, so there will be more interest in sustaining and enhancing the Biosphere, making it even more special.

When you have signed up you get…..

Individual/School

  • A GSABiosphere Charter certificate.
  • ‘Proud Supporter’ window sticker.
  • Information on events, programmes and an e-newsletter.

Business/Community/Organisation

  • A Biosphere Charter certificate.
  • ‘Proud Supporter’ window sticker.
  • Use of the Biosphere brand on promotional materials and website.
  • An invitation to attend a ‘Learning Journey’ in the Biosphere.
  • Information on events, programmes and regular e-newsletter.
  • Listing on the Biosphere website and hyperlinked to your own website

There is no fee required to become a supporter, however it is hoped that supporters will spread the word about the Biosphere and encourage others to get involved and sign up to the Charter. Your support is essential for the future of the Biosphere.

Application for Biosphere Charter

To become a Biosphere Charter supporter fill in the simple form below (you don’t have to answer all the questions, fill in what you can – but we hope they will help you think about your role in the Biosphere):

The digital form is below. Alternatively you can download, complete and return this application form word document

Fields marked with an * are required

(Data Protection - The information provided on this form will be used only for the purposes of GSABiosphere Charter and will not be disclosed to any other party.)

Describe how you or your school, community, business or organisation meets or intends to meet the following principles of the Biosphere Charter.