Imagine a world where everyone, everywhere lives happy, healthy lives within the limits of the planet, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness. We call this One Planet Living, and we believe it’s achievable.
But globally we are living as if we have more than one planet. In fact, ecological footprinting shows that if everyone in the world consumed as much as the average person in western Europe, we’d need three planets to support us.
Using our learning from the BedZED eco-village, Bioregional created the One Planet Living sustainability framework – comprising ten simple principles and detailed goals and guidance – and developed it together with WWF.
Backed by science and many years of hands-on experience, it’s a highly flexible framework that is helping organisations around the world to achieve their vision of a brighter, better future.
Anyone can use our One Planet Living framework - it's helped a range of different audiences achieve their sustainability ambitions, including:
If you are interested in how One Planet Living can be used in towns and cities, learn more about our One Planet Cities initiative.
If you are an individual, check out our actions for achieving One Planet Living.
The One Planet Living framework is designed to support you to create a 'One Planet Action Plan' that acts as a route map towards a more sustainable future for your organisation. It comprises:
We can give you support, tools and training to create a One Planet Action Plan, and we will endorse the best plans. Find out how to get started.
One Planet Living is different from other sustainability frameworks because:
There are now 595,000 people around the world living in, working at or visiting organisations and communities with a deep commitment to One Planet Living.
Since the inception of the project, One Planet Living has helped us design and fine-tune a unique concept for a tourism resort based upon sustainability.Marie Balmain, CSR and Foundation Director at Group Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs
What’s really exciting about One Planet Living is its ability to change hearts as well as minds. It’s a fantastic tool for making sustainability accessible to all.Kevin Hydes, CEO of Integral Group and former chair of the World Green Building Council