Bristol Takes Steps Towards Becoming the UK's Second One Planet City by @DavidKThorpe

Next year Bristol is to be Europe's Green Capital City (this year it is Copenhagen ). A partnership of 600+ local organisations is considering using the energy generated by this to launch a proposal that Bristol adopts the target of becoming a One Planet City. Yesterday I attended a gathering of representatives to discuss this exciting prospect, which culminated in a decision to take the proposal to the next level. The idea for One Planet Bristol originated with the Green Capital Partnership , which has been in existence as a network for four or so years. Chris Richards, who first came up with the idea, put it like this: "If you imagine a circle for the earth, and Bristol's 550,000 inhabitants as taking up say a fraction of a degree of their share of the earth's resources, getting their consumption down to a proportionate level would be no mean achievement. "It would inspi...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/1020916

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