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If people in York are typical of others in the UK they are using the resources of three planets, not just one. There’s lots you can do at home, work and play to ensure we get back to more sustainable lifestyles and help make York one of the UKs leading sustainable cities.

Ten simple principles are helping to create a truly sustainable ‘One Planet’ city. Take a look!

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Zero Carbon
Save money on your energy bills through simple practical actions. Did you know that turning appliances off ‘stand by’ could save £45 – £80 a year?
https://www.york.gov.uk/info/20242/sustainability/1527/creating_a_sustainable_city/

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Zero Waste
Find out more about waste and recycling in York.
https://www.york.gov.uk/homepage/18/waste_and_recycling/

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Sustainable Transport
Top tips to make your travel around York more cost effective and enjoyable.
www.itravelyork.info/

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Sustainable Materials
Find out about local and fair-trade events and shops across the city.
www.fairtradeyork.com/

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Local and Sustainable Food
Find out how, who and what is being grown and shared locally. To get involved or to find your nearest project visit edible York
http://www.edibleyork.org.uk/
http://timinyork.org.uk/map

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Sustainable Water
Top tips from Yorkshire Water for saving money on your water bills with some quick, simple ideas.
https://www.yorkshirewater.com/save

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Land use and wildlife
Find out more about York’s amazing green spaces and wildlife.
https://www.york.gov.uk/info/20015/sports_and_leisure

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Culture and Heritage
York is blessed with world class heritage and culture – Find out what’s going on and enjoy!
https://www.york.gov.uk/info/20015/sports_and_leisure

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Equity and local economy
York is a leading ‘living wage’ city with a strong commitment to tackle inequality. Click here for practical help with your own money matters.
York is home to many world class businesses paving the way to a One Planet future. For businesses wanting to save money through saving energy, water and waste.
http://www.yorkmeansbusiness.co.uk/growing/growing-green.aspx

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Health and happiness
Find out ways to take up a sport or activity.
www.york.gov.uk/homepage/38/sport_and_physical_activity

For more information about One Planet York visit www.york.gov.uk/oneplanetyork.