One Planet Life (OPL) is a socially conscious enterprise dedicated to bringing human centered tools to individuals to live better lives connected to nature. We aim to be your trusted source, no ads, only information, inspiration, and tools to assist in joyful actions.
One Planet life was born to join us together to make a difference for you, me, we, and the living planet
The idea for One Planet Life started over 20 years ago. My name is Lorie Buckingham. I am the founder of One Planet Life, LLC. While busy living my life (wife, mother, and executive), I had a growing sense that the world was off-center. At my core, I love people and the planet. Our lives and the living planet are connected, but so many activities do not take this into account. I started to wonder, could my experience be leveraged to make the world better?
As humans, we all share the same dreams, struggles, and connections to people and the planet.
Let me share a bit about myself with you, professionally and personally. My professional experience consists of 30+ years in technology leadership roles for Fortune 100 companies. I have been fortunate to work for impressive companies in many sectors along with fabulous people around the world. It was incredible to be a part of teams of people working together to achieve lofty goals. I developed a deep appreciation for the diversity of ideas and the similarities of all people.
On the personal front, I love my family, friends, science, and reading. Learning has helped me see through our noisy, commercial world. Starting by exploring the journey of our food, I read labels and research. It led to an understanding of the chemicals in our food and how they might harm my family.
OPL Founder Lorie Buckingham
It was shocking to me. It was hard to get accurate information.
There was an obtuseness to information and lots of dubious information to drive purchases. I was asking simple questions.
Where was this tomato grown? What chemicals were sprayed on it?
It was almost impossible to get any information. But as my children know (and they did not always like it), I focused on fresh food, local food, and unprocessed food. The journey for information continued because knowledge is power. At the same time, I continued to read about the environment and the impact on people. I also love our planet and want it protected for all of us, but I did not know what to do. Over time, I began to work to reduce my carbon footprint. Starting small, I have been decreasing it more each year. I continue to work on my journey to live a sustainable lifestyle.
One Planet life’s mission is to curate and share information and create tools for individuals to maximize sustainability impact
Our goal is to build a socially conscious enterprise dedicated to bringing human-centered tools to individuals to live better lives connected to the planet. We aim to be your trusted source — no ads — only information, inspiration, and tools to assist in joyful actions to live more sustainably for you and the planet.
We live in exciting times. But it is impossible to avoid the fact that we have been on a path that is not sustainable.
At growing rates, people are experiencing stress, anxiety, and health issues. Climate changes are harming life globally with fires, flooding, crop failures, dangerous air quality and extreme heat. Biodiversity is decreasing while pollution of our air, land, and water continues. At the same time, the clock is ticking for us to make changes.
Explore our interactive dashboard to learn about how each state in the US performs against various factors that affect climate change.
We believe that a series of small changes by many global citizens can make a big difference.
To avoid the worst we need to remember two dates: 2030 and 2050. By 2050 we must have stopped emitting more greenhouse gases than the planet can naturally absorb through ecosystems. To achieve this, we must reduce our carbon footprint by 50% by 2030. The time is now. This is the decade to make a difference for our future.
For more on this topic, read our blog, “What Future Do you Choose.”
For maximum impact, we need focus from governments, companies, and individuals. Sometimes we think that the problem is too big and one person cannot make a difference. That is false. We can re-imagine the world and act to evolve to this better future.
As more and more people take actions to live sustainably to improve personal quality of life and to protect the planet, we will amplify the benefits in our communities, countries, and the world. One Planet Life is here to help you understand what is possible and to take action. We know that it is worth it because this is a beautiful planet and life.
We filter out the ‘noise’ from the media and only use sources that have been thoroughly vetted. Our work is based on data and analysis through trusted channels such as academic journals, books, and scientific data sources.
Hope and stubborn optimism drive every step we and our community take to effect change.
We create deep relationships with like-minded people and organizations, and amplify each others’ voices.
We strive to create a better tomorrow, using a series of small changes that add up over time. We have embarked down a path, and we will continue until we reach our destination.
We take measurable actions to ensure a sustainable future and embrace companies and organizations that are going above and beyond to do no harm.
Individually we are a drop in the ocean but united we are a powerful wave. Driven by our shared purpose, we can live together in harmony with nature.