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A ‘One Planet’ neighbourhood in Wales

A pioneering study has begun in a part of Wales, UK, aimed at pointing the way towards ‘One Planet’ neighbourhoods. One of the instigators is ‘The One Planet Life’ author David Thorpe, in his capacity as an Administrator of Calon… Continue Reading →

What is the carrying capacity of the Earth?

The carrying capacity of the earth is measured by its ecological footprint. This tells us how much area of biologically productive land and water an individual, population, or activity requires to produce all the resources it consumes and to absorb… Continue Reading →

What is One Planet Development in Wales?

Above: the One Planet Council 2015 annual gathering The Welsh Government has a unique policy to support One Planet Development. Here is how it works: Through Technical Advice Note 6 (TAN 6) and Planning Policy Wales (PPW) it sets out… Continue Reading →

The 23 One Planet Developments in Wales

By Stefan Cartwright. There have been 23 planning applications that have been passed under Wales’ ‘One Planet’ Development Policy since its inception in 2010. As of 22 November 2016 there were ten approved applications, comprising thirteen individual OPDs. In addition there are nine ‘One… Continue Reading →

Farmers outside São Paulo get $5m to help sell organic produce in the city

The financial and business hub of Brazil is to get US$5 million to help farmers on São Paulo’s perimeter sell organic produce in the mega city’s markets and restaurants. The initiative could prevent many struggling farmers from selling their land to developers, which encourages further… Continue Reading →

Welsh government aims for One Planet Wales by 2050

The Welsh government has confirmed its commitments to achieving its goal that the ecological footprint of the whole of Wales should be reduced to its fair share of the planet’s total ecological footprint within a generation – taken to be by 2050,… Continue Reading →

One Planet produce label takes off!

The One Planet Council has launched a label to identify produce grown on One Planet Developments, as determined by them being granted planning permission as such by a local authority in Wales. Only One Planet Development business owners may use… Continue Reading →

Californian ‘one planet’ development planned around urban farm reaps first harvest

Homes and farmland at The Cannery. The first American housing project that puts an urban farm intentionally in the centre of a community has begun to win awards and serve its first harvest. It is billed as California’s first farm-to-table… Continue Reading →

An Urban Permaculture Passivhaus Eco-Community

A plan of the development generated by architects RG+P. We can get a glimpse of a sustainable, one planet urban community might be like by looking at existing projects. Presently, the largest permaculture-based, Passivhaus urban eco-community in Europe, is being… Continue Reading →

How a young family’s ‘One Planet’ home won an epic planning battle

The house that Charlie and Meg built. Their ‘hobbit home’, rescued from demolition, in Pembrokeshire, Wales A zero energy roundhouse, built by a young family, has been saved from demolition following an appeal to the local planning authority. Their campaign… Continue Reading →

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