One Planet Living is our easy-to-use framework that can help anyone, anywhere to plan, deliver and communicate sustainability
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.
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.
Encouraging active, sociable, meaningful lives to promote good health and wellbeing
Creating safe, equitable places to live and work which support local prosperity and international fair trade
Nurturing local identity and heritage, empowering communities and promoting a culture of sustainable living
Protecting and restoring land for the benefit of people and wildlife
Using water efficiently, protecting local water sources and reducing flooding and drought
Promoting sustainable humane farming and healthy diets in local, seasonal organic food and vegetable protein
Using materials from sustainable sources and promoting products which help people reduce consumption
Reducing the need to travel, and encouraging walking, cycling and low carbon transport
Reducing consumption, reusing and recycling to achieve zero waste and zero pollution
Making buildings and manufacturing energy efficient and supplying all energy with renewables
One Planet Living is happening all over the world.
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.
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