Thriving in balance with nature
We are part of nature: the ways we eat, travel, live, work and consume impact the ecosystems that give us life.
Globally we consume energy and materials – and produce waste – as if we had 1.75 planets. We are running a deficit. Let’s get our footprint back in balance.
Join us to support low-impact ways of living that are good for people and the planet.
Lifestyle changes are an untapped opportunity to move quickly on social justice and the triple planetary crises of climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss.
Lifestyles and behaviour changes can result in a 40-70% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 with the right policies, infrastructure and technology in place.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – 2022
What we do
OneEarth Living is a nonprofit ‘think and do tank’ advancing sustainable everyday living around the world.
We develop ideas and accelerate action for sustainable living.
We connect research and practice.
We equip key actors with strategies and tools.
We craft narratives and innovate programs that inspire change at scale.
We do this work in bold and warm-hearted collaboration with partners in many countries.
Featured projects, news and stories
How to Talk with Policymakers About 1.5 Degree Lifestyles (2022)
A toolkit for communicating lifestyle and behaviour changes to inspire bold climate action in the European Union.
enviroFund 2018 – 2022 Lighter Living Impact (2023)
See how the enviroFund has helped make a difference across British Columbia.
Who we are
Get to know the team behind OneEarth Living.
Dr. Vanessa Timmer
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | Co-Founder
Social change expert passionate about positive, compelling visions of life in sustainable futures.
MANAGING DIRECTOR – STRATEGIC INITIATIVES | Co-Founder
25+ years of sustainability expertise, building from her early career working on forest conservation across the tropics.
Dr. William E. (Bill) Rees
DIRECTOR | Co-Founder
Inventor of the ‘ecological footprint’ and award-winning ecological economist.
Our partners & funders
Let’s collaborate! We work with partners making a difference across the planet.