Our vision... One Planet Sutton is a growing network of people building a resilient green future. Together we are creating a place where local businesses thrive and people can lead healthy, happy lifestyles within a fair share of the Earth’s resources, something we call One Planet Living.
What is One Planet Sutton? Sutton Council (public sector) Local Strategic Partnership (public sector) Local residents BioRegional (third sector) Local business Big business Quangos and national government Local community and voluntary groups (third sector)
GREENING BUSINESSES IN HACKBRIDGE
European Regional Development Fund money to work with small businesses
195 businesses engaged with and 45 worked with intensively over 2 years
As much about capacity-building as carbon saving: Hackbridge Green
Working with business
ONE PLANET FOOD
£1 million partnership project working towards One Planet diet
Answering a demand from local residents
Result will be sustainable social enterprise selling local, fresh, unsprayed fruit and vegetables to the community
products are assessed against the ten One Planet Living principles
Ecological footprint calculator
see where their impacts arise
get a personalised eco-action plan.
BioRegional and B&Q
Environmental Partnership since 2007
One Planet Living Company Sustainability Action Plan to
reduce the impacts of B&Q company operations
One Planet Home
Help customers to reduce
their eco impact
Highlights of B&Q’s One Planet Achievements Half lighting solutions in 78 stores in past two years League tables for gas and electricity Reduced CO2 from energy by 14% in 2009 (against 2006 levels) Improved recycling rates from 26% in 2006 to 79% in 2010. Segregated recycling and removed general waste skips. 100% of the wood sold in 2010 came from responsibly managed sources. One Planet Living Grants supported 1,520 community projects since launch in 2008. Job Done! rolling out to 500 schools following successful trial One Planet Living e-learning module now completed by 12,316 staff members
Zero Carbon stores
Investing in lighting upgrades (1-3 year payback)
Cumulative CO2 saving from electricity reductions of over 60,000 tCO2
Cost of electricity reduced by £8.2 million since 2006
Plans to trial improvements to air tightness and install PV
Now looking at some tough business decisions but there is an appetite
Zero Waste stores
Landfill tax bill is £2.8m less today than it would have been at 2006 waste levels
Over 58,000tCO2 emissions avoided since 2006
Cross functional working to deliver further improvements to recycling rates
Opportunities for closed loop recycling
Carrier pac – improved worktop packaging reducing costs of cardboard (over £1million) and damaged products
Improve route planning and vehicle loading
Purchased 275 double deck trailers
Reduced fuel use by 4.1m litres in 2010 compared to 2006
Saved over £2m in fuel since 2006 with a CO2 saving of over 24,000tCO2
New Southern DC due to be operational in 2012 to deliver a further 14% CO2 saving
Helping customers to achieve One Planet Living
One Planet Home criteria
Over 5,000 products verified by BioRegional
12% of sales are One Planet Home products
Energy Saving Light Bulbs +19.2% compared to +0.3% for category
How has BioRegional helped B&Q?
Olympics London 2012
Towards a One Planet 2012
“ Sustainability underpinned the bid for the London 2012 Games, framed by the concept of ‘Towards a One Planet 2012'.
This was derived from the BioRegional/WWF concept of One Planet Living® , which shows the challenges facing us in stark terms: if everybody in the world lived the same lifestyle as we do in the UK, we would need three planets’ worth of resources to support us.”
Sustainability is central to London 2012 vision
London 2012 Sustainability Plan Climate Change Waste Biodiversity Inclusion Healthy Living
Commission for a Sustainable London 2012
independent assurance of London 2012’s pledge to host the most sustainable Games to date and its legacy
the first body of its type in the history of the Games
advises the Olympic Board and reports to the public on sustainable development across the entire Games programme, from delivery to staging and legacy
London 2012 – Who are they?
building the new venues and infrastructure for the Games, and ensuring that they have a viable legacy use. The ODA, which is also the planning authority for the Olympic Park site in east London, is a public body funded through council tax, National Lottery and regeneration funding.
responsible for planning and staging the Games. A private company limited by guarantee, and raises almost all its funding from the sale of tickets and merchandise, sponsorship and broadcasting revenues.
Five Sustainability Themes London 2012
‘ To deliver a low-carbon Games and showcase how we are adapting to a world increasingly affected by climate change.’
Eg Travel: Minimise impacts of Games-time transport and travel planning
– ‘ Green travel plans’ for ticketed spectators and workforce.
– Cycling and walking will be encouraged via the Active Travel Programme
– Visitors encouraged to travel by rail rather than air or car.
‘ To deliver a zero waste Games, demonstrate exemplary resource management practices and promote long-term behavioural change.’
Eg A six-level waste hierarchy has been adopted throughout the programme:
Recycle and compost
New and emerging technologies to recover energy
Conventional incineration with recovery of energy
‘ To conserve biodiversity, create new urban green spaces and bring people closer to nature through sport and culture.’
The Olympic Park Masterplan has included environmental enhancement from the outset and will create 45 hectares of new habitat and 102 hectares of open space
‘ To host the most inclusive Games to date by promoting access, celebrating diversity and facilitating the physical, economic and social regeneration of the Lower Lea Valley and surrounding communities.’
‘ To inspire people across the UK to take up sport and develop more active, healthy and sustainable lifestyles.’