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
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.
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