Education about improving the environment can often come to familiar conclusions (such as ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’), but what if some of those conclusions have detrimental effects in other areas, such as employment, standards of living and the economy? In other words, what if these conclusions fail to see the bigger picture?
In this resource, produced by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a series of videos are used as stimulus for discussion about how environmental goals could be aligned with economic goals.
Our position is that a systems approach is required to tackle the myriad problems facing our economy, environment and society today. Ultimately, this resource helps you to explore a different economy: one which takes into consideration the effects that ripple through all corners of our economy, environment and society and, hopefully, leads to prosperity for the many.
This course has been designed for educators who will eventually introduce students to the ideas contained within.
We recommend students are aged 14+
Each video comes with support notes for the educator.
The course contains ten videos. Most are no longer than one minute! However, each ends with a tricky question which is designed to create group discussion.
It would take approximately one hour to teach the entire course.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works with business, government and academia to build a framework for an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design. Our mission is accelerate the transition to a circular economy.