One Green World is a growing business in the North West developing, improving and conserving open green spaces. One Green World offers a comprehensive and extensive consultancy service and implements practical solutions and projects within public places, schools, gardens and private green spaces.


Composting bays built almost entirely from reclaimed timbers. 

About Ian McDougall

Ian has a passion for green spaces and conservation and working with communities to achieve goals to enrich lives. Ian started his career as a time-served engineer before he worked in parks and green-space management. Ian is a natural teacher who has worked with young children, teenagers and adults for many years in the outdoor environment.

"My interest lies in biodiversity and sustaining and improving the habitats of our flora and fauna while making open green spaces more accessible to all. My aim is always to improve our use of and love of open green spaces whether they be in public parks, country parks, school grounds or your street or private back garden".


Specialist Skills

  •     Outdoor education and conservation.
  •     Teaching experience including facilitating groups and training.
  •     Experience of working with friends groups, residents associations and local councillors.
  •     Qualifications experience and understanding of engineering principles.
  •     Health and Safety at Work including risk assessments and safety compliance.
  •     Knowledge of by-laws and legislation relating to parks and public spaces.
  •     Qualifications and experience in tree work, woodwork and carving.
  •     Experience and ability to create and interpret drawings and plans to implement on the ground.



About Sarah McDdougall

Sarah has a background in adult education , training and HR with 25 years experience teaching and learning. Sarah loves growing and cooking real food and believes in bringing these skills to everyone. As well as running the One Green World office, Sarah loves to get out and meet people and join in with the projects and workshops.

Specialist Skills

  •     Teaching & training.
  •     HR knowledge and skills.
  •     Green fingers!
  •     Project management and evaluation.
  •     Education packages
  •     Communication and networking.

Our work

We have chosen creation, education and conservation as our drivers because they summarise the wide ranging scope of work that we deliver. Current projects range from teaching outdoor education and environmental conservation to creating bespoke furniture and art or maintaining public buildings and redeveloping existing public facilities.


One Green World offers project drawings and consultation to support practical creative works ranging from wood-carving and sculpture to landscape gardening. Examples can be seen in the gallery.

One Green World also offers opportunities to purchase sustainable and locally sourced rustic furniture and other artistic pieces.


One Green World offers opportunities to share and educate in green space management through working with community groups, schools and other organisations and volunteering opportunities.

Volunteering is an excellent way to gain experience and improve your CV and it is popular among students, local businesses and organisations that support young people who find life a challenge.


One Green World offers management, maintenance and development of green spaces, from design to implementation and ongoing maintenance, and offers consultation on all aspects of nature conservation and woodland management.

One Green World offers a range of activities from ecological installations to repairs and improvements. One Green World promotes the biodiversity of an area, putting the flora and fauna at the heart of any work and any recommendations.


One Green World strives to trade as a ‘sustainable’ business that believes in a restorative economy and an ecological social mandate. This means to source recycled and reclaimed supplies and produce minimal waste, taking into account the full ecological cost of trading. One Green World believes that people and the planet come first.