Eco & carbon-footprints articles

Feb
13
2018
David Thorpe

Proposal for a ‘one planet’ food revolution

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This is the third in a series of articles about ‘one planet’ living – the first in rural areas, and the second in cities. Now we discuss the situation as regards food production. Read more …

Jan
14
2018
Peter Hall

Debate: how sustainable can an eco-hotel and permaculture community be if it’s for Brits in Portugal?

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We were approached by Peter to ask if we would help promote a proposed eco-holiday complex and permaculture settlement in Portugal. I replied that I didn’t think we could, as I have strong reservations about this kind of eco-hotel development, and explained why. Peter came back with some counter-arguments, and I asked him whether he’d be happy to have this debate in public Read more …

Jan
9
2018
David Thorpe

Urban one-planet development: how can cities reduce their ecological footprint?

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The last post in this series looked at the vital role of ecological footprinting in ensuring that our individual actions are truly sustainable – i.e. within the limits of what the Earth’s resources can provide. This is called ‘one planet’ development. Read more …

Jan
4
2018
Nicola & Richard Eckersley

Earth.Food.Love: the story of the UK’s first zero-waste shop

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Nicola and Richard Eckersley, founders of Earth.Food.Love, share their journey to pioneering the UK’s first zero-waste shop in Totnes, Devon. Read more …

Nov
23
2017
David Thorpe

How the ‘One Planet Development’ policy is helping people get back onto the land in Wales

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Something special is happening in Wales. The country is using legislation to shift itself into a very different direction from England. It wants to be more sustainable. It wants to reduce its ‘ecological footprint’ to a level that’s fair compared to the rest of the planet’s population and resources. Read more …

Nov
19
2017
Sophie Paterson

Join our new online community Living Low Impact

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We’re excited to introduce our new Facebook group Living Low Impact – and you’re invited! Read more …

Jun
9
2017
David Thorpe

Seeking a venue: course on how to create a One Planet Development

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I am seeking venues around the country to run an exciting course that will help participants prepare for starting and living on a One Planet Development. Read more …

Nov
2
2016
Cassandra Lishman

Wales’ unique ‘one-planet’ planning policy and the Lammas Ecovillage

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Here at the Lammas Ecovillage we have recently celebrated our 7th birthday. The 9 households have collectively built around 15 different buildings, planted many thousands of trees, created hundreds of new habitats, and hosted thousands of volunteers and visitors. Read more …

Jan
31
2016
Jasmine Dale

One planet people – one-month internships available at Lammas Ecovillage

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As a new generation of aspiring land stewards, we wish to minimise dependence on fossil fuels whilst learning to meet our basic needs of food, shelter, energy and livelihood, from the land.  This has been entirely possible for millennia. However, in a 21st century Read more …

Nov
11
2015
Dave Darby

How Charlie and Meg’s self-built, natural home finally received planning permission with the help of the One Planet Council

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You may remember a previous article about Charlie and Meg’s natural home in Pembrokeshire, that the planners decided needed to be bulldozed because it was ‘harmful to the rural character of the locality’. See here. Read more …

Oct
8
2015
Paul Jennings

One Planet Development arrested: my attempts to build a home on a smallholding in Wales

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We moved to Wales because of an extraordinary Welsh Government policy. I shan’t lie, despite all experience and political conviction to the contrary, we were optimistic. One Planet Development seemed to be the kind of advance for low impact living and sustainable land use that we had been hoping for Read more …

Feb
26
2015
Dave Darby

One Planet Development opportunity next to Lammas eco-village in Wales

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Here’s an opportunity to you potential smallholders / rat-race escapees:

A thirty acre field next to the Lammas ecovillage has come up for sale.  Read more …

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