One Planet Fremantle
One Planet Christmas
We all know Christmas is time for love, peace, joy and sharing... but it can also be a time of consuming, spending and wasting. The City of Fremantle One Planet team have developed a little ‘guideline for Christmas sustainability’ to help you get through this silly season with an eye on your pocket, your people and your planet.
Welcome to One Planet Fremantle
The aim of the One Planet Fremantle initiative is to create a future where it is easy, attractive and affordable for people to lead happy and healthy lives within a fair share of earth's resources - One Planet Fremantle.
The initiative uses 10 guiding principles as a framework to help us and our partners examine the sustainability challenges we face and to develop appropriate solutions.
As part of the One Planet Councils program in Australia, bio regional uses the 10 One Planet principles and a set of common international targets to support the development of flagship sustainable regions.
The City of Fremantle must demonstrate that it has met the common international targets for Council operations by 2020 for each of the 10 principles.
One Planet Councils develop holistic and integrated frameworks to support City of Fremantle staff, local business and industry, and residents to strive towards a one-planet lifestyle by 2025.
It is our intention to work first with City staff, and then with the broader community to develop and support an integrated One Planet Fremantle strategy, which will guide our progress towards becoming a One Planet Council.
The City of Fremantle was certified as a ‘One Planet Council’ in 2014. It also achieved International Leadership status with One Planet Council accreditation in the same year. Additional to this the City has been awarded:
- The Western Australian Environment Award 2009 for the Government Leading by Example category
- Banksia Awards 2003 finalist for the Government Leading by Example for a Sustainable Future category
- The Adult Learners Award for the Outstanding Environmental Care Program (for Living Smart) in 2003
- The Western Australian Environment Award 2002 for the Government Leading by Example category.
For more information see One Planet living.
One Planet Strategy
The City of Fremantle’s One Planet Strategy sets out targets and trajectories for achieving a standard of sustainability that represents best practice and international leadership. The City of Fremantle is now certified as a One Planet Council, with international leadership status under Australian certification standards – and we intend to go for International Certification in 2015, which will profile us as a sustainable City on a world scale. It’s also a ripping read!