Brighton and Hove’s One Planet Action Plan aims to maintain this top seaside resort as a thriving and attractive city while spreading opportunities to all its citizens and living and working within a fair share of the earth’s resources
Sutton in south London is where the BedZED eco-village and Bioregional are based. So, it was a big step forward when Sutton Council became the first One Planet Council in 2009 with a detailed sustainability action plan based on our One Planet Living framework.
With a partnership spanning twenty years, Bioregional and Sutton Council have worked together to support a shift to sustainability in the local area.
Like any One Planet Living partnership, the aims are to combine prosperity, opportunity and a good quality of life for everyone while remaining within the natural limits of our one planet.
Since signing off a major update to its original action plan in 2013, the council has been working to reach new targets and actions for the years 2017, 2025 and 2050. They are organised under five themes which relate to the ten One Planet Living principles – cutting carbon, cutting waste, valuing our natural environment, supporting healthy communities and supporting the local economy. Each of these five themes are embedded across the council’s services.
These new targets and actions were agreed with local stakeholders following wide-ranging consultation. They cover the council’s own operations and the way families live and businesses work in the borough. Key to making progress are partnerships with a variety of public service bodies and voluntary and community groups.
In its 2016/17 progress report, Sutton said it had exceeded, met, or was on track to meet 17 of its 32 priority One Planet Sutton targets set for 2017.
Find out more about Sutton’s ambitions for 2025 and 2050.