One Planet York starts from one central idea; In the UK we're typically consuming the resources of three planets when we only have one.
One Planet York is a growing network of organisations working to make York a more sustainable, resilient and collaborative 'One Planet' city. This includes creating a city which has a thriving local economy, strong communities and a sustainable way of life; a city where our residents are healthy, happy and prosperous.
Through simple steps and working collaboratively we can all take action towards these goals. The One Planet York 2017 brochure showcases examples of city leadership across areas such as zero waste, zero carbon, land use and wildlife, sustainable transport, sustainable water, equity and local economy and health and wellbeing. Together these actions are helping put York onto a more sustainable and resilient footing. The One Planet York city scorecard 2016/17 shows how well York is doing across each of these areas.
Be part of One Planet York - it's easy!
No single organisation can address York's sustainability challenges alone - we invite businesses, organisations and community groups to endorse the vision of a more sustainable, resilient and collaborative 'One Planet' York and to actively work towards it.
There's no assessment and no fee - if you support the vision you are in!
Reasons to pledge:
- be part of a city working together
- gain increased recognition for your actions by featuring in our One Planet York members directory
- get access to free practical advice and toolkits
- opportunities to network, share and learn from others
- receive invites to One Planet York events
- use the One Planet York logo to co-brand your own marketing, publicity and events
Individuals can take action too - calculate your impact and create a personalised action plan
Use our questionnaire to calculate your ecological footprint and carbon emissions. We've got two options; choose the quick and easy version (5 minutes) or the full calculator (15 minutes) which gives more accurate results and a detailed action plan.
After calculating your impact you'll get a personalised Action Plan packed with practical things you can do to achieve One Planet Living. We've included links to useful information and products that will make it easier for you to shrink your footprint.
Simple actions to take
Get ideas on simple actions you can do at home or in your business.
One Planet York members
We are building a network of members. See our growing list or participants in our One Planet York members directory.
One Planet York news and updates
You can find out what's happening and sign up to our mailing list with news and updates about One Planet York.
You can also view past One Planet York partnership news items.
Supporting the council plan
One Planet York directly supports aims in the Council Plan 2015-19 to create a prosperous city for all, embed sustainability into everything we do and work towards 'One Planet Living'.
One Planet Living is a framework by Bioregional. For more information see the Bioregional website.