Who is it for?

This tool is to help individuals make a personal version of the doughnut. The aim is to provide guidance on lowering our impact on the earth whilst increasing social purpose and positive ways of being, helping the individual and household to thrive. There is no right or wrong way to do this, just the act of thinking about it is incredibly productive. Working with peers provides a supportive and encouraging environment to consider what action to undertake.

How long does it take?

If you choose to use the descriptors given then it can take an hour or so. If you choose to write your own descriptors then 3-4 hours may be needed to think this through.

How many people is it for?


What materials do you need?

Paper and pen. The downloadable PDF file contains various printable A4 versions.

What does the facilitator need to know or be able to do?

It may be helpful to read this article in advance.



Who's using this tool?

    Thomas Hettich

    Zoe, I have worked on personalising my family's doughnut for some time and appreciate the approach you have taken. Any chance you would share the Excel/PPT template that you have used to make the PDF?

    17 days ago
    Zoe Gilbertson

    Hi Thomas, I actually used Adobe Illustrator, it will be a vector based file. I’m sorry that’s not particularly helpful.

    10 days ago
    Thomas Hettich

    If you want, I could see if I can create a Powerpoint (PPT) out of it and then return to you. You can then share the file with the world and everyone can make their own family donut.

    9 days ago
    Alice Howard-Vyse

    This is great Zoe! Thank you. Look forward to using it and sharing with my community.

    about 1 month ago
    Zoe Gilbertson

    Thanks Alice, let me know how you get on. I'm very happy to update and improve.

    about 1 month ago

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