One Planet Councils

Bioregional works with councils and local government, promoting sustainable development in their operations and their local communities, creating attractive, inspiring places which help people to live better, happier and healthier lives, within a fair share of our one planet’s resources.

One Planet Councils develop Action Plans to minimise the impact of their own operations and reduce the impact of their supply chain and procurement. At the same time they ensure that they are fulfilling their role in enabling the residents of their municipality to lead a truly sustainable – One Planet – lifestyle.

One Planet Councils


The City of Greater Geelong

Geelong, Victoria

The City of Greater Geelong in Victoria is the third council in Australia to be formally assessed against the ten…


Yarra City Council

Yarra, Victoria

Yarra City Council was the first local government in Australia to receive national certification for One Planet Living in August…

Freo - Ben & Bike Oct 2015

 One Planet Fremantle

Council, One Planet City
Fremantle, Wester Australia

The City of Fremantle (Perth, Australia) is the second One Planet City. With its comprehensive Action Plan, it aims to…


 One Planet Middlesbrough


Middlesbrough in North East England became the second One Planet Council in 2011. Using the One Planet Living framework based…


 One Planet Sutton

Sutton, London, UK

Sutton Council became the first One Planet Council in 2009, with an action plan to deliver sustainability to this outer…


 One Planet Brighton & Hove

Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, UK

Brighton & Hove is the first One Planet City. It is using a stretching and ambitious sustainability action plan based…

The 10 Principles

Rooted in the science and metrics of ecological and carbon footprinting, 10 One Planet principles are used to structure thinking and inform holistic action. These principles stemmed from Bioregional’s experience of working on BedZED, a pioneering eco-village in South London, UK. Together, the principles provide a holistic framework to help organisations and project teams examine the sustainability challenges faced, develop appropriate solutions and communicate the actions being taken to key stakeholders such as colleagues, the supply chain, clients, customers and local and national government.

Health and happiness

Encouraging active, sociable, meaningful lives to promote good health and well being

Equity and local economy

Creating bioregional economies that support equity and diverse local employment and international fair trade

Culture and community

Respecting and reviving local identity, wisdom and culture; encouraging the involvement of people in shaping their community and creating a new culture of sustainability

Land use and wildlife

Protecting and restoring biodiversity and creating new natural habitats through good land use and integration into the built environment

Sustainable water

Using water efficiently in buildings, farming and manufacturing. Designing to avoid local issues such as flooding , drought and water course pollution

Local and sustainable food

Supporting sustainable and humane farming, promoting access to healthy, low impact, local, seasonal and organic diets and reducing food waste

Sustainable materials

Using sustainable and healthy products, such as those with low embodied energy, sourced locally, made from renewable or waste resources

Sustainable transport

Reducing the need to travel, and encouraging low and zero carbon modes of transport to reduce emissions

Zero waste

Reducing waste, reusing where possible, and ultimately sending zero waste to landfill

Zero carbon

Making buildings energy efficient and delivering all energy with renewable technologies

One Planet Living worldwide

One Planet Living is happening all over the world.

One Planet Living Endorsed Partnership

Action plans

Every project or organization in the One Planet Living initiative – One Planet Program - develops a ‘One Planet Action Plan’ based on the 10 principles. The Action Plan outlines the strategies, actions and targets to achieve One Planet Living.  This provides a pathway for implementation that 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 the results.

SALT Torquay One Planet Action Plan

Marrick & Co. One Planet Action Plan

One Planet Living network

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