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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 →

Could We Define a Universal Standard for Sustainable Towns and Cities?

The One Planet Life contains a chapter arguing for a change in our attitude to planning, land and development to enable truly sustainable development, but prerequisite to this is a way of measuring when we have got there. The trouble… Continue Reading →

The Road to One Planet Living Starts Here

We only have one planet! Just one. Obviously. But the way some people carry on you’d think we had five – in some cases even eight – wonderful blue, vibrant orbs just like planet Earth, rotating round our life-giving Sun…. Continue Reading →

10 stages to a passive solar building from design to build

Some aspects of a zero carbon building in the northern hemisphere, temperate zone. Passive solar architectural principles have come of age. They have given rise to thousands of buildings of all sizes and purposes around the world, in all climate… Continue Reading →

4 Ways to Plan Neighborhoods and Buildings to Minimize Energy Use

Conventional buildings consume much energy for heating and cooling to protect them from the temperature effects of climate and seasons. But some basic thought and planning, in combination with these 10 passive solar building design techniques, can help to radically reduce… Continue Reading →

Living the One Planet Life at the UK’s 15 year old sustainable community

The view from the south looking over the lake towards the terrace. Not far from the minster town of Southwell, Nottinghamshire, in England’s Midlands (Robin Hood country to you) Hockerton housing cooperative is one of the UK’s best-known example of… Continue Reading →

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