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Kickstart your Sustainability - An Introduction to One Planet Living
Thu 27 October 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM NZDT
Don't miss an Introduction to One Planet Living - an event to kickstart your sustainability journey.
This course provides an introduction to the One Planet Living framework, a sustainability framework developed by Bioregional in the UK. The framework, which is based on 10 simple sustainability principles, is being adopted by businesses, organisations and local authorities across the globe. This includes the UK's largest home and garden retailer B & Q and the city of Fremantle in Australia. You will be hosted by Carolyn Cox an award winning sustainability expert who led the creation of New Zealand's first One Planet strategy for Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland.
What to expect:
This course provides an overview of One Planet Living including the ten principles and Common International Targets. In this session we'll complete a series of activities which will help you engage others in developing sustainability indicators, targets and a simple One Planet Action Plan for your business. We’ll cover: sustainable food; zero carbon; zero waste; sustainable materials; sustainable water; sustainable transport; landuse and wildlife; culture and community; equity and economy; health and happiness and how to use these principles as the basis for your sustainability approach.
On completion participants will have knowledge of the One Planet framework including the vision, ten principles, and Common International Targets and understand how to develop their own targets, indicators and action plan.
You'll learn about the potential for voluntary use of the open source action plan and online resources, the ability to gain endorsement under the One Planet Programme and how to embed your strategy into an environmental management system to integrate sustainable practices within your business operations.
This course is suitable for any individuals, businesses and organisations who are interested in using the One Planet Living open resources. The course is suitable for any business professional.
Level of Knowledge/Skills Required:
A basic understanding of sustainability and climate change is desirable.