What is The Doughnut?
A Model for Social & Environmental Action
The Doughnut was designed by renegade economist Kate Raworth as a tool to help cities and towns around the world make a transition to regenerative economics.
It combines the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Stockholm Resilience Institute’s Planetary Boundaries in one simple model.
The model contains thresholds and target achievements for each section in the model, but communities can also choose to set their own if they wish to ‘up’ their level of ambition.
How do Doughnut Districts work?
Inspired by renegade economist Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics model, we created a series of interactive workshops for small villages and community groups to help them take social & environmental action. Using the Doughnut we help villages:
- Identify where they are already having a positive impact
- Measure their impact against a simple set of criteria
- Identify areas in which their social & environmental achievements are falling behind the regional average, and why
- Explore together where there is energy in the community to do something more
- Creatively work together to create new projects
- Develop and outline plan of action
We also help set up village and community Facebook (or other) groups and populate them with learning materials about social and evnironmental projects in other villages around the country.
About Kate Raworth
Kate Raworth is a renegade economist focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges, and is the creator of the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries.
She is a Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, where she teaches on the Masters in Environmental Change and Management. She is also a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
For Small Towns, Villages & Communities
Whether you are a Mayor, a Councillor, a village community group or a small group of passionate people, we have an option for you.
Do get in touch with us to explore all the different options. We are fseeking funding for 2020 to carry out 12 workshops for small villages of up to 2000 people.
For Large Towns & Cities
In 2020/21 we are seeking to work with one or two larger towns or cities in our bioregion to become the first ‘Doughnut City’ in Sussex. This will be a collaborative project between The Really Regenerative Centre CIC, the city authority and a research University. We will togeether explore the possibility to establish data and best practice for considering thresholds and allocations for a regenerative economy’s use and protection of its natural resources, and how to create a thriving life for its citizens.
- Ground-breaking project to establish thresholds & allocations for a regenerative economy
- Collaboration between City, The Really Regenerative Centre and a University
- Become the first Doughnut City in Sussex
If you are interested in running a Doughnut District event, find us below
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