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New! Online courses in One Planet Development

Our weekend workshops are currently on hold pending the Covid-19 crisis. BUT we are now offering online workshops for individuals and groups, conducted by Skype and email. These cover the same material as a weekend workshop (see below). Participants receive… Continue Reading →

How to fast track sustainability in Wales

The Commissioner’s role At present the Wales Future Generations Commissioner’s Office concentrates too much on the social and not enough on the ecological. Not that the former is unimportant, but it depends upon the latter. It should concentrate its fire… Continue Reading →

Learn how to live the most demonstrably sustainable life in the UK

In two upcoming workshops, learn how to apply for planning permission to build a zero carbon home and run a sustainable business in Wales. Like others already doing so already you would be living the most demonstrably sustainable life in… Continue Reading →

Jane Davidson becomes a non-executive director of the One Planet Centre

We’re proud to announce that Jane Davidson has agreed to become a non-executive director of the One Planet Centre.   This is especially pertinent because it was Jane, as Wales’ Environment and Sustainability Minister (2007-2011) in the Welsh Assembly Government,… Continue Reading →

Why local procurement is key to a brighter, more hopeful future

Local procurement is key to a brighter, more hopeful future, and the reduction of carbon and ecological footprints. Here’s why: Firstly, the science says we have eight years to stop greenhouse gas emissions. Business models have to adapt to reflect… Continue Reading →

It’s Earth Overshoot Day: here’s how to #movethedate

Today, July 29, is the date in 2019 on which humanity’s consumption of natural resources exceeds the planet’s ability to provide it. Earth Overshoot Day is calculated by our partners the Global Footprint Network as if, at the beginning of… Continue Reading →

Jobs opportunity: ‘one planet’ support workers!

Interested in saving the world?! I need help in my work towards a world where everyone can live a ‘one planet’ life. Reducing our ecological footprint to ‘one planet’ is the solution to the crisis highlighted by Extinction Rebellion and… Continue Reading →

Next weekend workshop in One Planet Development

The next workshop on One Planet Development is over the weekend of July 6-7 2019. It will cover the same ground as in the post below although the dates are different in this: Weather permitting, there will be a site… Continue Reading →

Launching a Post-graduate Certificate in ‘One Planet’ Governance

With the government and many councils declaring climate and extinction emergencies, administrators and policymakers are wondering how to react. This short distance learning postgraduate course provides many answers. The One Planet Governance programme at the University of Wales Trinity Saint… Continue Reading →

New workshop 22 February 2019

There will be a one day OPD training session on February 22 in East Carmarthenshire. Five people are already signed up. There is space for five more. Would anyone else also be interested? Book via hello@davidthorpe.info Cost is £35 each…. Continue Reading →

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