We are not only consumers, we’re Circulents!
The linear economy has to stop if we are to achieve the 17 sustainable development goals (SDG:s) in Agenda 2030. Advocating SDG 12 - sustainable production and consumption - is key to transform the way in which the society is organised. Promoting circular practices such as repairs, reuse, zero waste and rental systems will push for a larger change. Youth are increasingly becoming spin-doctors in this field. We have to take this engagement to a larger level.
Therefore, a new leadership programme has been created by ReGeneration 2030 and The Swedish Association for Responsible Consumption with support from The Nordic Council of Ministers . The Leadership Program aims at uniting young people across the Nordic and Baltic Sea regions to learn about circular economy and empower youth to take action.
The term “circulent” was coined by The Swedish Association for Responsible Consumption (Medveten Konsumtion) who will have an integral part in the educational and inspirational sessions during the distance course. The term points out that we have to reshape and reinvent the model of consumption which will push businesses to change their models too. We are not only consumers - we are #circulents.
The leadership programme is divided into four blocks: sustainable lifestyle, entrepreneurship, political advocacy and systems thinking. For each block, experts and moderators are invited to present information on the topic and aid discussion and workshops among the participants. The result of the four blocks will foster the creation of a range of smart, creative, concrete, implementable or in other ways outstanding ideas, due to a deeper understanding and ability to make use of the information and skills taught through the blocks. The blocks encourage and facilitate participants to lead change in the field of circular economy, through new skills, ideas and connections and with ReGeneration 2030 as a supporting structure in further work.
The course structure will look like this:
May 3rd - May 16th
Online course on Sustainable and Circular Lifestyles.
Digital full-day meeting on sustainable and circular lifestyles with different speakers on the topic. The speakers are:
Alexandra Davidsson - Secretary General at the Swedish Association for Responsible Consumption
Elin Bergman - Chief Operating Officer Cradlenet
Liisa Aavik - Low waste lifestyle coach
May 17th - May 30th
Online course on Entrepreneurship - Redesigning Business Models.
Digital full-day meeting on entrepreneurship - redesigning business models with different speakers on the topic. The speakers are:
Tim Forslund - Circular economy expert at SITRA
Hanna Törmänen - Innovation adviser at Nordic Innovation
Malin Pettersson-Beckeman - Sustainability Communications & Engagement Manager, IKEA Group
Ionut Iordachescu , Co-founder of Let's Do It Romania and CTO at Ringy
Oksana Skorbatjuk - Regional Brand & Communications Manager Lindström Estonia
May 31st - June 13th
Online course on Political Advocacy.
Digital full day meeting on political advocacy with different speakers on the topic. The speakers are:
Gunnhildur Fríða Hallgrímsdóttir - environmental analyst at Circular Solutions.
Ingmar Rentzhog - CEO and founder at We Don’t Have Time
Sverker Carlsson Jagers - Director at Centre for Collective Action Research (CeCAR) at Gothenburg University
June 14th - June 20th
Online course on Sytems Thinking.
Digital full day meeting on systems thinking with different speakers on the topic. The speakers are:
Carl Schlyter - Campagin Manager at Greenpeace Sweden
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