One Planet Living Framework

The One Planet Living framework has ten principles, which provide a practical roadmap for a better way to live and do business. The framework has also been adopted by the City of Greater Geelong and the synergy provides opportunities for collaboration on action plans and projects. Click here to download a printable copy of the OPL Principles.

These ten principles comprehensively cover the environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability. 

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

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

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Using water more efficiently in buildings and in the products we buy; tackling local flooding and water course pollution.

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Protecting and restoring biodiversity and natural habitats through appropriate land use and integration into the built environment.

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Encouraging low carbon modes of transport to reduce emissions and reducing the need to travel.

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Reviving local identity and wisdom; supporting and participating in the arts.

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Using sustainable healthy products, with low embodied energy, sourced locally, made from renewable or waste resources.

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Creating regional economies that support fair employment, inclusive communities and international fair trade. 

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Choosing low impact, local, seasonal and organic diets and reducing food waste.

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

 Source: Logos & descriptors used with permission from BioRegional Australia