I cant tell you how very pleased I am to be involved with presenting Bioregional Australia’s One Planet Living framework to our community this Thursday night in Brunswick Heads from 7-9pm.
This simple statement is what attracted me to want to find out more about the concept when I first heard about it in 2012.
“One Planet Living is a vision of a world in which people live happy and healthy lives within our fair share of the earths resources leaving room for wildlife and wilderness”
I thought to myself, where do I sign?!!
After looking into it further, I shared it with my youngest son’s kindergarten committee and we used it to guide initiatives within that organisation and in 2016, I had the opportunity to be trained as a One Planet Living integrator in Sydney.
I honestly believe that if a significant proportion of active community members understand this framework in a similar fashion to having a ‘basic working understanding’ of a foreign language, we will make a quantum leap in the speed that projects and programs go from concept to delivery stage.

I see so much opportunity in our region with the immense community support for sustainability initiatives.  Let’s make the most of that and embrace a whole community drive towards true One Planet Living.

 

Suzette Jackson is the Executive Director of Bioregional Australia and the key speaker for the evening. To see the same presentation at Brisbane’s Liveable Cities conference would set you back $550 for a one day ticket.  This Thursday’s presentation is priced so that everyone interested can come at $15 full/ $10conc. Any profits will be used to increase the bamboo crockery and cutlery sets that Mullum Cares has used to reduce waste and support the fundraising efforts of organisations including the Mullum Men’s Shed & the Ngara Institute.

This is not another talk fest but an introduction to an international framework that we in the Northern Rivers are already working towards achieving.  Councils, organisations, schools and businesses will find the principals and guidelines intrinsically aligned with all that they are already doing, it’s just so easy to apply the framework to your current and future projects & programs and see where your strengths and weaknesses are and make adjustments accordingly.

Thursday night will be a great opportunity to hear about communities who have already adopted the OPL framework including from Small Giants and their experience of applying OPL to their housing projects.

I really hope you can make it:)
Sasha xx