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2 months ago in Media release , Sustainability
(11/6/2019) Fremantle celebrates One Planet Living

The City of Fremantle is celebrating One Planet Living Week by offering free pizza and an update on the City’s One Planet initiatives at a community event this Thursday.

One Planet Living is an initiative of London-based organisation Bioregional with the goal of creating 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.

The City of Fremantle launched its One Planet Fremantle Strategy in 2014 and was awarded international accreditation as a One Planet Council in 2015.

The City has committed to a suite of corporate and community targets based on ten One Planet principles and has developed a detailed action plan to guide progress towards meeting these targets.

Senior Sustainability Officer Annabelle McGuiness said the free community presentation at Stackwood on Thursday night was a great opportunity for people to hear the latest news about the City’s One Planet Living projects.

“I’ll be starting off by talking about some of our Zero Carbon initiatives, like the progress with the South Fremantle solar farm, community solar and our new electric vehicle charging stations,” Dr McGuiness said.

“I’ll also give an update on our Zero Waste projects like the Recycling Centre, Reuse Store, Garage Sale Trail, the new FOGO three-bin system and our new Sustainable Events Policy.

“One of our planning officers will give a presentation on the Freo Alternative infill housing policy, and there’ll also be a chance to talk about our revised Bike Plan which has just been released for public comment.

“We’ll finish with some information about our verge garden policy and how the community can get involved with tree planting and revegetation programs, and then it will be pizza time!”  

The One Planet Fremantle event starts at 6:30pm this Thursday at Stackwood, 10 Stack Street in Fremantle. To register click here.

For more information about One Planet Living visit the One Planet page on the City of Fremantle website, or watch this video.