One Planet Oxfordshire is bringing together a wide range of local councils, organisations, businesses, schools and community groups from across the county to collaboratively create a ‘One Planet Action Plan’ for a better, more sustainable future.

The plan is structured using Bioregional’s One Planet Living framework. These ten simple principles – from health and happiness and sustainable food to zero carbon energy – provide a common language to talk about sustainability and to drive positive change.

This is part of Bioregional’s One Planet Cities project funded by the KR Foundation.

How are the vision and plan being created?

We are going through a four-step process to create the plan:

  • Understanding the context: We carried out a mapping exercise and ecological footprinting analysis to answer questions like: What’s Oxfordshire’s current impact on the planet? Are local people happy and healthy?
  • Creating a vision: We asked: “what would One Planet Living look like in Oxfordshire?” More than 90 people and organisations joined us at our One Planet Oxfordshire workshop in November 2018. Together we co-created a shared vision for the county and a set of outcomes to achieve that vision.
  • Being inspired: We drew on inspirational One Planet Living stories from around the world to see what else we could be doing.
  • Action planning: Collaborating through large participatory workshops, and individually with stakeholder organisations, we are creating action plans for the county council, businesses, schools, community groups and even individual citizens. We are connecting all these actions back to the shared vision so everyone can see how we are working together towards One Planet Living.

How will the plan be implemented?

Individual organisations are already implementing their actions. Many others are joining in the process.

No one organisation can be responsible for delivering the whole plan; instead each participating organisation or individual will deliver their own actions.

A collaborative partnership, led by Bioregional, the County Council and others, will track our collective progress over the coming years and coordinate events and shared resources, looking out for opportunities to help the joint effort or unblock barriers.

The vision and One Planet Action Plan will be a resource and a reference for everyone to use – a picture of a future we are all working towards.

One Planet Oxfordshire workshop: outcomes

Resources

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At a One Planet Oxfordshire workshop in November 2018, some 100 stakeholders gathered to talk about how to give Oxfordshire a brighter, greener future. The outcomes and indicators from the workshop are presented in this document

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What can I do to help achieve One Planet Living? Get involved in making Oxfordshire truly sustainable

Benefits of being involved

  • Have your say in shaping a better future for your county – and publicly demonstrate leadership in sustainability
  • Meet other organisations committed to creating a healthier, happier Oxfordshire
  • Save money and boost employee morale by using One Planet Living at your organisation.
To promote Oxford Green Week 2019, Bioregional ran a photo competition asking participants to take a photo of whatever One Planet Living meant to them. Here is a collection of the shortlisted photos.

Who is involved?

Bioregional Oxfordshire and Oxfordshire County Council are leading One Planet Oxfordshire, with support from Oxford City Council, Cherwell District Council and the CAG Network.

The One Planet Oxfordshire network – participating organisations

Good Food Oxford, Oxford Strategic Partnership, Oxford Brookes University, University of Oxford, Community First Oxfordshire, Low Carbon West Oxford, Gagle Brook Primary School – Part of The White Horse Federation, Transition by Design, Blenheim Palace, Cherwell District Council, TED Studio Ltd, OxLEP, Oxford City Council, Cambridge Cleantech, Marston Community Gardening, Elementa Consulting, Thalia Carr Coaching, University of Oxford Value Based Healthcare Programme, The CAG Project, Resource Futures, Oxford City Housing Company, Rose Hill and Iffley Low Carbon (RHILC), Oxfordshire County Council, Low Carbon Hub, Seacourt, OxGROW, Environmental Information Exchange (EiE), Lady Margaret Hall College (University of Oxford), Sustainable Wantage, Oxfordshire Greentech, Oxford Bioregion Forum, Oxford Wood Recycling, Hook Norton Low Carbon, EV Carshop, Organic Deli Café, Network Rail, Ecosync Energy, Catalyst Housing Association, Sustainable Charlbury, Collective Intelligence plc, GI Energy, Greencore Construction, Energy Local, Southill Community Energy, Zeta, Origen Power, Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment, Farmer Gows, Ecomorph, CPRE Oxfordshire, West Oxfordshire District Council, Bicester Chamber of Commerce, Berks, Bucks, and Oxon Wildlife Trust, Campaign Against Climate Change, Oak Grove Associates, Power Progress, Oxford Advanced Living, Oxford Liveable Streets, Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, Oxford University Hospitals, The Wychwood Project, Sylva Foundation, FCB Studios, Esri UK, Simply Planning, Bothy Vineyard, Levelise, University of Oxford Environmental Change Institute, Oxfordshire Mind, South Oxfordshire District Council, LMH, OxWash, Cycle.land, Empathy Sustainability, PfT Planning, Carphone Warehouse, Green Savvy, Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre, Launton Settlement Trust, Sandford Hydro CIC, Thames Headwaters Bioregion Forum, Incredible Edible Oxford, RSA Thame, Abingdon Carbon Cutters, Spark Assessment Services Ltd, Nexans, Wild Oxfordshire, Local Environmental Action Florence Park, LCMB Building Performance, Cheney School, Jessop and Cook Architects, Renovate Green, Bright Green Studio, Low Carbon East Oxford, Oxford Community Land Trust, Thames Water, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Earth Trust, Envision Sustainability, Westmill Solar Co-op, Grassroots Bicester, Sumatran Orangutan Society, Lexington W. Holdings Ltd, Vitality Farm, 3LM, PSI, Climate Outreach, Relove, Diversity Football League, QSA Partners.

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