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Short courses

We can offer courses to organisations and venues of any length from a single day’s workshop to a long weekend, week, or part-time year depending on the amount of depth required. Please contact us if you want us to run a course in your area or online.

The next workshop : Sat/Sun July 6-7 2019; 9.30am to 4.30pm

Llandovery Youth and Community Centre, Gerwyn House, 19 Market Square, Llandovery SA20 0AB
With a site visit to Coed Talylan nearby and Saturday evening social event.
What’s involved
It will guide attendees through an overview of the necessary stages in writing a ‘One Planet’ Development management plan.
We’ll discuss how to find and evaluate suitable land, the planning process, regenerative land management, zero carbon building, renewable energy, food provision, water provision, ecological sanitation, community relations and Welsh culture, business management and marketing, and low carbon transport. With examples from existing OPDs in Wales.
We’ll visit an almost-OPD (last stages of planning application) and see what they’re up to (they’ve been on site for 3 years).
We will also discuss the possibilities for intentional ‘one planet’ villages with affordable homes, sustainable employment and training opportunities on the edge of Llandovery, guided by a new community land trust.
Booking info
If you wish to book, please transfer £55 for an individual or £100 for a couple
by BACS (Bank transfer) to:
Sort code: 09 01 56  A/c no. 24876489
Santander, Account name: DK Thorpe T/A Cyberium
In the reference field please put: OPD6719
and email david@theoneplanetlife.com to inform us.

Post-graduate certificate

A new post-graduate certificate in One Planet Governance will be available via distance learning through the University of Wales Trinity St Davids from October 2019. Register now to get on this.

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Short course content

The chief purpose of a short workshop is to map out a management plan for a ‘one planet’ project and understand the other requirements.

Topics include: land assessment, agroecology, renewable energy, food, land-based businesses, zero carbon building and transport, water supply, ecological sewage treatment, land management, monitoring, and planning applications.

Projects may vary in size from a single household to a neighbourhood, to a town or city. Businesses may also work towards ‘one planet’ status.

The goal of the work is to measure and reduce the project’s total ecological footprint. The plan shows how to achieve this in a sustainable fashion.

A ‘One Planet’ Living is a way of living without harming the planet – and actually repairing it.

You will turn your vision into reality by making a draft of your own management plan and by the end of the course have a thorough overview of what is involved.

A key course book will be David Thorpe’s The One Planet Life: A Blueprint for Low Impact Development.

Please make an enquiry about running a potential course here.