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Localising the Donut with the Amsterdam Donut Coalition
An economic transformation that promotes human flourishing for all on a thriving planet is urgently needed. Doughnut Economics is an important source of inspiration for an emerging global movement of new economic thinking and doing that is aimed at meeting the needs of all people, within the means of the planet.
Being the first city to embrace the ‘doughnut’, Amsterdam plays a pivotal role in this network. Many Amsterdam-based initiatives and enthusiastic citizens have joined forces in the Amsterdam Donut Coalition: a community of changemakers who are turning the ideas of Doughnut Economics into transformative action while learning with and from others through experiments in co-creating a new economy.
On May 10, 11 and 12 the Amsterdam Donut Coalition will host three workshops to help neighborhoods and places in Amsterdam to develop local solutions and collaborations, based on the ideas of Doughnut Economics. During these workshops we will be experimenting with a new set of (beta) canvasses that has been designed specifically to help local changemakers and policymakers to take action on a local level – while taking into account the impact of their ideas on all dimensions of the doughnut: global, local, social and ecological.
During these workshops we will host a diverse group of citizens, policymakers, entrepreneurs, activists and connectors from three distinct different neighborhoods in Amsterdam, such as Plein ’40-’45 and Marineterrein.
The Donuttables are being organized and facilitated by Zinzi Stassen and Mats Siffels representing the Amsterdam Donut Coalition.
Doughnut Economics originated in this book written by Kate Raworth. She is also the co-founder of the Doughnut Economics Action Lab which shares an impressive and still growing collection of tools and stories to help you put the Doughnut into practice. In 2020 the Municipality of Amsterdam embraced the Doughnut and was the first city to present its own City Doughnut. Over 400 Doughnut-supporters in Amsterdam have joined the Amsterdam Donut Coalition, collaborating to get the whole metropolitan area ‘into the doughnut’.
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The workshops will be held during the afternoon on May 10, 11 and 12. Participation in the workshops is based on personal invitations.
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