Sustainable cities can lead the way in achieving our vision of One Planet Living. Ben Gill writes that while Fremantle in Australia still has a way to go, its exciting achievements and enthusiastic residents are driving it ever closer to that goal
City of Fremantle - working towards 'One Planet' lifestyles by 2025
Creating a healthier, happier city
With a strong commitment to innovation and protecting the planet, the City of Fremantle identified the One Planet Living framework as the most effective tool to reduce its environmental impact, deliver a higher quality of life for residents and create new business opportunities.
Fremantle's ambitious One Planet Action Plan shares targets for the council as well as the city itself and it was recognised for its commitment to One Planet Living in 2015. Check out its One Planet Action Plan and its One Planet Living Annual Report 2018.
- All new commercial, mixed use and multi-residential developments to be designed and constructed to achieve a rating of no less than 4 Star Green Star (Australian environmental construction accreditation)
- Reduce council water consumption by 25% against a 2005 baseline by 2015 and 50% by 2020
- Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from council travel and haulage by at least 30% by 2020 (from 2010)
- All product suppliers and service providers for the council will meet best practice for sustainable and ethical sourcing by 2020
- The development a One Planet Community Champions group working towards the One Planet Principles on behalf of all residents.
Learn more about One Planet Living in Australia.
I’ve learned that you can’t just tackle one aspect if you are going to be a sustainable city. You need to come at the challenge from different angles and One Planet Living provides that framework.Brad Pettitt, Mayor of City of Fremantle
Equity and local economy
Boosting local enterprises: A crowdfunding partnership provided more than $85,000 to sustainable start-ups
Culture and community
Engaging employees: 84% of council staff say they have changed their behaviour due to One Planet Living activities
Land and nature
4,500 new trees have been planted - a 30% increase in tree cover in the city
Local and sustainable food
100% of the council's food is locally sourced