Globally we are living as if we had several planets to meet our needs. One Planet Living is Bioregional's vision for happier, healthier lives within the limits of our one planet, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness.
Bioregional's guide shares actions that we can all take to make a difference. There are tips for each of the One Planet Principles.
The top four things we can do are:
- Stay on the ground: One long-haul flight can amount to half a UK person’s yearly carbon footprint - so opt for more local holidays and travel by train where you can.
- Follow the plant-based trend: Cutting down on meat and dairy will slash your environmental impact – from carbon emissions to water consumption and deforestation.
- Use your voice: Write to your local MP (David Warburton MP) and ask what they’re doing about climate change, or tweet businesses that aren’t meeting your expectations.
- Consume less and better: Research shows that buying more stuff doesn’t make us happy. The planet will thank you for buying less, and investing in better quality products.
On these 4 issues, it is worth watching this short film by Steve Cutts (who is superb on many issues). Do we recognise ourselves in this at all? What parts can we change, and how soon?
Nobody said it is easy!
Everybody says it is vital.