Donut Economics, is one of the quickest growing models of how our world could meet our crisis, and is already being implemented in some cities and considered by some countries. It is easily graspable and works on a scale from a school to the planet. The model put simply is that we stay within all the planetary limits of excess, while also ensuring everyone has enough of what they need. As well as educating about this approach we can put these ideas into practice on a smaller scale, such as a school, village, town or city as explained by Kate Raworth. Carrying out workshops with young people to map their school and local area onto the model to create a portrait of your school works well with all age groups.
A few links which will work for KS3 and up to explain the model:
- Kate Raworth’s website.
- BBC short video suitable for KS3 to Ks5 students
- 45 minute talk from Kate Raworth, VPRO (Dutch public broadcaster).
- TED Talk from Kate Raworth.
- YouTube channel with a series of very short accessible videos on donut economics and how to think like a 21st century economist.