Personal Doughnut Canvas

The foundations we need to thrive, without taking more out of the ecosystems that we are part of than we put back in

This (early) Personal Doughnut Canvas v1.2 is for getting up close and personal with what foundations we need to thrive, without taking more out of the ecosystems that we are part of than we put back in, in a reflective but also practical way; to exchange with others. Co-developed by Byng, Daniel Blyden, Emily Gambles + Rach Bromfield, building on the work of DEAL, Zoe Gilbertson, Cassie Robinson and others, so far the CIVIC SQUARE team have tested this tool out as a first prototype to bridge from the Manual of Me towards a Manual of We (a we beyond humans and far beyond our team and geographic locality - see Dark Matter Labs' The Human(e) Revolution work for more), and shared back our findings during our strategy month in January 2022, before inviting Doughnut Economics Learning Journey peers to try it out as part of their space to align, get to know each other, and set the way forward for how they will come together.

We found that keeping the central social foundations segments of the doughnut blank led to interesting explorations of what matters to us and what we personally need to show up at our best, whereas engaging with our collective resources, the limitations of these and the responsibilities that come with stewarding them needed a bit more agreement or parameter setting as groups, but the conversations being had in order to do that helped balance out and connect the multiple viewpoints, going from considering personal wellbeing in isolation or at odds with our wider purpose and work, to what it allows us to do in our communities; become the embodiment of a regenerative force of nature.

Download Personal Doughnut Canvas v1.2 as a .pdf
Copy the Personal Doughnut Canvas v1.2 Miro template

Also check out: Creating a Personal Doughnut by Zoe Gilbertson





    Kate Copeland-Rhodes

    Uttoxeter, England, United Kingdom

    We are currently exploring how the Doughnut Economics Model could be used to support the Staffordshire & Stoke.

    Nathalie ROY

    Barcelona, Spain

    I believe in the values and principles of the Doughnut Economics. I want to connect with others and bring the Doughnut forward!

    Rob Shorter

    Oxford, England, United Kingdom

    Excited to explore & share inclusive, participatory & imaginative ways of bringing the Doughnut to life


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