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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 →

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 →

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