A vision of a world in which people enjoy happy, healthy lives within their fair share of the earth’s resources, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness.

One Planet Living is our easy-to-use sustainability framework that can help you plan, deliver and communicate your sustainability strategy

One Planet Living

One Planet Living is our vision of the world where everyone, everywhere can live happy, healthy lives within the limits of our planet, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness.

Using our learning from the BedZED eco-village, Bioregional created the One Planet Living framework. These ten intuitive principles work together to help anyone, anywhere make truly sustainable living a reality.

Backed by science and hands-on experience from decades of sustainability projects, it’s a flexible sustainability framework that complements other standards and accreditations you may already be using. Learn more about our partners already using the sustainability framework.

Contact us to find out how you can use One Planet Living in your organisation. 


How does One Planet Living work?

The One Planet Living framework comprises ten easy-to-grasp principles and detailed Goals and Guidance. Together, these provide a clear, practical routemap to create a sustainability action plan for any organisation that can engage hearts as well as minds. Contact us if you need help to develop your action plan.   

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 network

One Planet Living worldwide

One Planet Living is happening all over the world.

One Planet Living Endorsed Partnership

Action plans

Every partner project or organisation in the One Planet Living initiative develops a ‘One Planet Action Plan’ based on the 10 principles. This Action Plan outlines the strategies, actions and targets to achieve One Planet Living.  It provides a route map which 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 their results.

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