Responsible consumption and production

Futures workshop

Describe the current state of practice, reflecting on a global perspective but also on your personal lifestyle habits, by drawing a picture of the state of art. Then think about a potential future scenario in 50 years from now. What do you want to see differently? What can remain? Why?
Share your thoughts with your classmates.

Let your students watch the Seeing the Bigger Picture video series. This series includes seven videos and each is not more than 1 minute. Each video ends with a question, so watch one video, then ask the groups to discuss their response to the question posed. Students should take notes on individual or group sheets of paper.

The videos lead the students to conclude that some familiar environmental ‘solutions’ can cause damaging effects on jobs and the economy overall. The activity then goes on to investigate a different sort of economy: a circular economy, which is regenerative by design.

This activity could be completed in one hour, but we recommend taking more time so the class has time to digest the information and properly tackle each question raised.