A vision of a world in which people enjoy happy, healthy lives within their fair share of the earth’s resources, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness.

One Planet Living is our easy-to-use framework that can help anyone, anywhere to plan, deliver and communicate sustainability 

One Planet Living

One Planet Living is our vision of the world where everyone, everywhere can live happy, healthy lives within the limits of our planet, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness.

Using our learning from the BedZED eco-village, Bioregional created the One Planet Living framework. These ten intuitive principles work together to help anyone, anywhere make truly sustainable living a reality.

Backed by science and hands-on experience from decades of sustainability projects, it’s a flexible sustainability framework that’s helping businesses, cities and councils, real estate and communities move towards a better future.

Learn more about our partners already using the sustainability framework. Contact us to find out how you can use One Planet Living in your organisation. 


How does One Planet Living work?

The One Planet Living framework comprises ten easy-to-grasp principles and detailed Goals and Guidance. Together, these provide a clear, practical routemap to create a sustainability action plan for any organisation that can engage hearts as well as minds. Contact us if you need help to develop your action plan.   

Health and happiness

Encouraging active, sociable, meaningful lives to promote good health and wellbeing

Equity and local economy

Creating safe, equitable places to live and work which support local prosperity and international fair trade

Culture and community

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

Land and nature

Protecting and restoring land for the benefit of people and wildlife

Sustainable water

Using water efficiently, protecting local water sources and reducing flooding and drought

Local and sustainable food

Promoting sustainable humane farming and healthy diets in local, seasonal organic food and vegetable protein

Materials and products

Using materials from sustainable sources and promoting products which help people reduce consumption

Travel and transport

Reducing the need to travel, and encouraging walking, cycling and low carbon transport 

Zero waste

Reducing consumption, reusing and recycling to achieve zero waste and zero pollution 

Zero carbon

Making buildings and manufacturing energy efficient and supplying all energy with renewables

One Planet Living network

One Planet Living worldwide

One Planet Living is happening all over the world.

One Planet Living Endorsed Partnership

Action plans

Every partner project or organisation in the One Planet Living initiative develops a ‘One Planet Action Plan’ based on the 10 principles. This Action Plan outlines the strategies, actions and targets to achieve One Planet Living.  It provides a route map which can be monitored and adapted over time.  The Action Plan is made public so everyone can see the commitments being made. As well as an Action Plan, every project or organisation reports annually on progress and publishes their results.

Kings Farm One Planet Action Plan

A new, low carbon community in Oxfordshire

Singita Serengeti Annual Review 2017/18

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