Pachamama Forest following the 10 Principals of the One Planet Initiative

The One Planet Initiative enables Pachamama forest to FOCUS our efforts on 10 areas developed by experts to comprehensively cover all the environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability. We are also able to AIM for a standard set against challenging environmental targets, exemplified by BioRegional's One Planet programme partners around the world. Finally we are INSPIRED to continue with our fresh, engaging process that is based on some of the world's leading examples in sustainability.

The 10 Principals produced by the One Planet Initiative guiding companies to act in a sustainable manner are:

  1. Zero Carbon- Making building more energy efficient and delivering all energy with renewable technologies
  2. Zero Waste- Reducing waste, reusing where possible, and ultimately sending zero waste to landfills
  3. Sustainable Transport- Encouraging low carbon modes of transportation to reduce emissions, reducing the need to travel
  4. Sustainable Materials- Using sustainable and healthy products, such as those with low embodied energy, sourced locally, made from renewable or waste resources
  5. Local and Sustainable Food- Choosing low impact, local, seasonal and organic diets and reducing food waste
  6. Sustainable Water- Using water more efficiently in buildings and in the products we buy; tackling local flooding and water course pollution
  7. Land Use and Wildlife- Protecting and restoring existing biodiversity and natural habitats through appropriate land use and integration into the built environment
  8. Culture and Heritage- Reviving local identity and wisdom; supporting and participating in the arts
  9. Equity and Local Economy- Creating bioregional economies that support fair employment; inclusinve communites and international fair trade
  10. Health and Happiness- Encouraging active, sociable, meaningful lives for good health and well being
  11. Pachamama forest has already put in place many steps to ensure we exceed the Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020 standards. A few of the examples of our efforts are:

    • Holding seminars to educate the local populous on best practice farming techniques
    • Providing perminent residences to some of the full time staff
    • Protecting all remaining primary forests and regenerate as much of the low lands as possible
    • All four of Pachamama's sites operate in a biodynamic fashion, containing several species of plants, trees abnd shrubs to avoid a single monoculture
    • Planting Acacia trees annually with the local school as the benificiary to promote further education for the students