The Ten One Planet Principles

The One Planet approach uses ten ‘One Planet Principles’ of sustainability as a framework for a simple way to plan, deliver, communicate and mainstream sustainable development and a sustainable economy.

Saving Energy

Making buildings more energy efficient and delivering energy with renewable technologies.

Reducing 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 

Choosing construction and consumer goods with low embodied energy – the amount of energy it takes to manufacture and distribute a product - sourced locally wherever possible.

Local and Sustainable Food

Choosing local, seasonal food for a healthy, low impact diet higher in vegetable than animal protein; and reducing food waste.

Sustainable Water

Using water more efficiently in buildings and in the products we buy; tackling water course pollution; adapting and preparing for severe weather events including flooding and drought.

Land Use and Wildlife

Protecting and expanding wildlife habitats and creating new space for biodiversity.

Culture and community

Nurturing a culture of sustainability, community and a sense of place which builds on local cultural heritage. Events and venues are run with sustainability in mind, reducing waste and the need for transport and using sustainable food options in catering.

Equity and local economy

Inclusive, empowering workplaces with equitable pay; support for local communities and fair trade.

Health and Happiness

Encouraging active, sociable, meaningful lives to promote good health and wellbeing.