The 10 One Planet Principles
The One Planet Communities programme uses 10 guiding principles as a framework to help our partners examine the sustainability challenges they face and develop appropriate solutions.
These principles were developed as a result of lessons learned from BioRegional’s work at the pioneering BedZED eco-village in South London.
By applying the princples at the design, construction and long-term management stages of a development we should be able to create places where it is easy, attractive and affordable for people to live within a fair share of our planet’s resources.
The 10 One Planet principles:
|Zero carbon||Making buildings more energy efficient and delivering all energy with renewable technologies.|
|Zero waste||Reducing waste, reusing where possible, and ultimately sending zero waste to landfill.|
|Sustainable transport||Encouraging low carbon modes of transport to reduce emissions, reducing the need to travel.|
|Sustainable materials||Using sustainable healthy products, with low embodied energy, sourced locally, made from renewable or waste resources.|
|Local and sustainable food||Choosing low impact, local, seasonal and organic diets and reducing food waste.|
|Sustainable water||Using water more efficiently in buildings and in the products we buy; tackling local flooding and water course pollution.|
|Land use and wildlife||Protecting and restoring biodiversity and natural habitats through appropriate land use and integration into the built environment.|
|Culture and heritage||Reviving local identity and wisdom; supporting and participating in the arts.|
|Equity and local economy||Creating bioregional economies that support fair employment, inclusive communities and international fair trade.|
|Health and happiness||Encouraging active, sociable, meaningful lives to promote good health and well being.|