One Planet Matters' mission is to create environmental and social change through action and understanding. We do this through our activities, such as our Growing Communities Network initiative which creates networks, linking our growing spaces and school and community orchards with a wider local network.
This concept of bringing different groups within communities together to create environmental and social change is at the very heart of all our activities. We support local authorities, parish councils, local environmental groups and so many more in coming together to create spaces that improve mental health and wellbeing, improve social cohesion and health, and where possible creating employment opportunities and support for local businesses.
Our mission to create environmental change is also focused on developing understanding, and we have created a flexible, interactive, cost-effective eLearning package for young people to access. Our aim is to engage on matters relating to the climate emergency in a way that is stimulating and empowering as well as intuitive and straightforward. The purpose of this package is to give young people the knowledge to become environmentally and socially aware citizens of the future, who will make choices based on sound knowledge.
Meet the team
Here is some info about the team I am lucky enough to be working with. Our common goal is to create positive environmental and social change.
Director and founder
I am inspired by the idea that we can face social and environmental challenges through rekindling togetherness with our communities and local wildlife.
I believe in the power of young people, communities, and businesses to create meaningful change. The communities and students we engage with, inspire me every day to work to create more projects that are environmentally and socially positive and support change
“We need acts of restoration, not only for polluted waters and degraded lands, but also for our relationship to the world.”
I believe that change is possible, One Planet Matters was set up to enable real and meaningful environmental activity focused on sustainability and positive environmental outcomes.
How we achieve this has been a journey and one which is challenging, enjoyable , frustrating but ultimately worthwhile.
We are working to bring different elements of communities together to create environmental and social change
"There is nothing impossible to they who will try"
Communications & PR Intern
I am an advocate for sustainable and social change, and believe so much of that happens at a community and grassroots level. I work to communicate One Planet Matters work, as well as spread information about how we can all take steps to become positive changemakers. I am hugely optimistic about the potential of organisations like OPM, and believe it is this sense of optimism that we need to change the world.
"Don't underestimate the power of your own voice and daily actions."
The only way we can create meaningful change is through working together. One Planet Matters works with communities to enable community engagement whilst improving biodiversity and creating environmentally positive change
. I’ve loved doing the artwork for the online resources, as it was not only fun, but I learnt a lot in the process.
“Climate change is the single greatest threat to a sustainable future but, at the same time, addressing the climate challenge presents a golden opportunity to promote prosperity, security and a brighter future for all.” - Ban-Ki Moon