One Planet Living is an initiative of Bioregional Australia and its partners to make truly sustainable living a reality.
The City of Greater Geelong (CoGG) has been a leader in considering environmental sustainability and community wellbeing in its own operations and the broader community for some time. This commitment was further enhanced in 2015 when we became the third local government in Australia to achieve One Planet Living certification.
This certification recognised and built on multiple Council strategies, policies and plans as well as future commitments to further the Council’s commitment to the principles of One Planet Living.
Of particular significance in this strategic context is the Environment Management Strategy 2014-2017 (EMS), which formed the basis of the certification process. The principles, objectives, targets and actions contained in this document were assessed within the One Planet Living framework, and form the basis for implementation of the broader ambitions associated with being a One Planet Council.
Two years on, Council has engaged HIP V. HYPE Sustainability to assist in an interim review to highlight projects and celebrate progress made against the actions within the EMS and related Council policies. This Interim Review identifies key actions undertaken across the ten One Planet Living principles, and showcases projects that demonstrate the value and impact of Council’s commitment to One Planet Living.