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Stepping into the Doughnut – The Biodiversity Connection : May 27th

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What happens with our economy impacts hugely on nature, biodiversity, communities, human and animal health and well-being.
Climate change is helping us realise this cannot continue. We need to change our ways as individuals, governments, and businesses. But how to create real economic change?
Theory is not enough.
One economist who goes (much) further is Kate Raworth. Her alternative economic model depicts a “safe space for humanity”. The shape resembles a doughnut. Hence, “doughnut economics”.
To paraphrase her website, www.kateraworth.com, Humanity’s 21st-century challenge is to meet the needs of all within the means of the planet. And to ensure that no one falls short on life’s essentials (such as food, housing, healthcare, political voice) while remaining within the boundaries of Earth’s life-supporting systems (a stable climate, fertile soils, and a protective ozone layer).
Her book, Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist has inspired many individuals and groups. “The doughnut” is not a one-size-fits-all recipe. Every group or network needs to adapt it to local circumstances, local economies.
To connect them all, Raworth and her team set up the Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL), which organises online meetings and co-creates tools that lets people experience ‘doughnut thinking’. Not just with their heads, but also with their hearts, and even bodies. One such tool is the Step into the Doughnut workshop at CECAS on the 27th when we will specifically focus on how biodiversity connects with doughnut economics.
The first part of the workshop, facilitated by Alice Glendinning and Moze Jacobs of the West Cork Doughnut Economy Network will be a relaxed and gentle exploration of “the doughnut”, what it looks and feels like. There will also be a listening exercise and some group reflection. After a tea break, ecologist Nikki Keeling will introduce us to the fabulous biodiversity in Myross Wood and garden, followed by a brief meet-up at Myross House to exchange ideas, observations, and to make connections.
Free! The event will take place come rain or shine.
Any queries? Please email: westcorkdoughnuteconomynetwork@gmail.com


May 27
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Myross Wood House
Leap, Cork P81Y192 Ireland
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