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One Planet Living

Middlesbrough Council are a One Planet Council, working to create a more sustainable town

One Planet Living

In November 2011 Middlesbrough Council was endorsed as a One Planet Living Council by leading international sustainability charity BioRegional. We are the first council in the North of England, and only the second in the country and across the world to receive this accreditation

Under the One Planet Middlesbrough banner Middlesbrough Council are working in partnership with Middlesbrough Environment City and Erimus Housing, part of the Thirteen Group to deliver practical actions to bring immediate and long term environmental, economic and social improvements to residents across the town.

Read about our progress - pdf icon One Planet Living Review 2013/2014 [4Mb]

What is One Planet Living?

One Planet Living is a holistic framework designed by sustainability experts BioRegional and WWF to encourage sustainable living.

One Planet Living encourages communities to live within a fair share of the Earth's resources. Ecological Footprinting data shows us that if everyone lived like the average Middlesbrough or UK resident currently does, we would need three planets to support us!

Calculate your own footprint here One Planet Living Footprint calculator

The One Planet Living framework uses 10 easy to understand principles that inform and empower people to become more sustainable, living within their fair share of Earth's resources.

Zero carbon

Making buildings more energy efficient and delivering all energy with renewable technologies.

Zero waste

Reducing waste, reusing where possible, and ultimately sending zero waste to landfill.

Sustainable transport

Encouraging low carbon modes of transport to reduce emissions, reducing the need to travel.

Sustainable materials

Using sustainable, healthy products with low embodied energy, sourced locally, made from renewable or waste resources.

Local and sustainable food

Choosing low impact, local, seasonal and organic diets and reducing food waste.

Sustainable water

Using water more efficiently in buildings and in the products we buy; tackling local flooding and watercourse pollution.

Land use and wildlife

Protecting and restoring biodiversity and natural habitats through appropriate land use and integration into the built environment.

Culture and community

Reviving local identity and wisdom; supporting and participating in the arts.

Equity and local economy

Creating bioregional economies that support fair employment, inclusive communities and international fair trade.

Health and happiness

Encouraging active, sociable, meaningful lives to protect good health and wellbeing.

Living sustainably not only reduces our consumption of natural resources but also helps us to lead greener, healthier and more affordable lifestyles.

Learn more about One Planet Middlesbrough by using the interactive One Planet Middlesbrough eLearning Tool

Additionally, the One Planet Middlesbrough programme helps us to tackle climate change, in part by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions

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