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Sustainable futures: One Planet Living

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One-Planet-Living-posterCreating a sustainable future for everyone and everything on the planet is the principle behind the idea of One Planet Living that is being presented at the Brunswick Heads Memorial Hall this Thursday at 7pm.

The One Planet Living vision is based on ten areas that need to be met to for people to live in the world within its natural limits. These include health and happiness, sustainability, waste reduction and space for wildlife.

Suzette Jackson, executive director of Bioregional Australia is the key speaker for the evening and will be presenting the principles behind the One Planet approach to future development on a local and regional level.

Sasha Mainsbridge, local woman of the year and founder of Mullum Cares, is trained as a One Planet Living (OPL) integrator and is very excited about the Northern Rivers natural fit with the OPL framework.

‘Thursday night will be a great opportunity to hear about communities who have already adopted the OPL framework,’ she said with enthusiasm.

‘This is not another talk fest but an introduction to an international framework that we in the Northern Rivers are already working towards achieving.’


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