Wednesday Drop-ins with Milton Keynes Doughnut Economics Group (Past)

Weekly drop-in sessions for local organisations and members of the community hosted by the MK Doughnut Economics Group

MK Doughnut Economics Group are volunteers. We invite members of the communities of MK to our weekly drop-ins to help us start to 'unroll the Doughnut '. We have begun this by asking the questions: Is MK a thriving and safe place? Is nature thriving across MK?

Either come and meet us there face to face at the MK:U Innovation Hub, Bouverie House, 200 Silbury Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9 1LT, on arrival at reception, ask for Georgina, or register to attend online and you will receive the zoom link. Drop-in any time between 10am and 1pm. You can optionally email us at mkdoughnut@gmail.com to let us know you are coming, or just drop-in.

What happens at a drop in?
If you are new to Doughnut Economics we explain this different way of thinking about and doing economics.

If you are already Doughnut-aware, we invite you to help us to construct a 'portrait' of MK using this new way of looking at the economy. Help us find a ring of equilibrium where we are no longer degrading the planet but we still support everyone to achieve a sustainable standard of life.

You can drop in for however long you have, even if it is only for a few minutes. You can look through our library of resources which include materials produced by other groups who have been facilitating discussions about Doughnut Economics in their communities. You can have a one-to-one discussion with a member of our group where you can to ask questions, or you can listen to / join in with any group discussions which may be taking place around the table(s).

Our group has begun the discussion with MK Council through the Cabinet Member for Sustainability, and we have begun to gather the data to flesh out a City Portrait for MK. We invite you to bring your experience and knowledge to contribute to our exploration and portrait. 

We are lining up some theme-specific drop-in dates, so watch this space for more details or email us to suggest a theme you would like to contribute to. Themes fall under either PB= Planetary boundaries or SJ = Social Justice. Below are the themes we aspire to cover in 2023, but others can be considered:
PB - GHG
PB - Biodiversity Loss - this is the theme of our 8th February Drop-in 
PB - Air Pollution
PB - Flooding
PB - Water
PB - Soil
PB - Chemical Pollution
SJ - Housing
SJ - Child Poverty
SJ - Food & Energy Insecurity
SJ - Food Supply
SJ - Health - Women's Health is the theme of our 8th March Drop-in (its International Women's Day)
SJ - Education
SJ - Discrimination and Gender
SJ - Crime
SJ - Income & Work
SJ - Political Voice
SJ - Loneliness
 

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    Jane Whild

    Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom

    I would like to see the Doughnut applied to my Borough.

    Georgina Hodgkinson

    Milton Keynes, MK9 1LT, UK

    Live, Love, Learn. Help others as you climb.

    Cristina Labianca

    Terni, Italy

    Integrating ecology, sustainable technologies, social creativity I'm here to promote ecosystemic urban sustainable regeneration.

    Wendy Sale

    Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom

    Need help with how to start this work. Looking for tools and direction from others who are trying to do the same.

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