Our local council, Yarra City Council has become the first council in Australia to gain the stringent One Planet Living certification. We’re pretty happy to be located in an area with such a progressive council! In fact, the three local councils where we’ve had offices, have all been what we would consider to be leaders – Melbourne, Port Phillip and now Yarra. And in fact, City of Sydney have also been doing pretty well in this regard. It’s a shame the current state government of Victoria and the federal governments aren’t paying attention.
One Planet Living is a global initiative measured by ecological foot printing. The premise is that we would need five planets worth of resources to sustain our current lifestyle. The One Planet Living Framework aims to reduce our ecological footprint to a sustainable ‘one planet’ level. Hence, the program name.
Read more about this over at the Fifth Estate – Yarra wins race to become Australia’s first One Planet Living council