Zero Waste Shanghai
Premier Workshop! How to Drive Pro-Environmental Behavior
After the success of our last webinar
'How to Drive Pro-Environmental Behavior' with Adina Deacu, we thought that more people would benefit from this incredible knowledge.
We're lucky to have her next week in Shanghai, so we took the opportunity to organize a 1 day and a half - workshop with her!
Join us on August 29th & 30th in downtown Shanghai (location TBC)
and acquire skills for the workplace of 2021!
Reviews of Adina's Webinar:
"I love the way she talks, it's super insightful. I could keep listening for hours!"
"Fantastic webinar! Packed with useful content I can use at work."
"Thank you, Adina! It was so great!"
"Adina, thank you again! The feedback from the participants was insane!"
Why is this workshop so special?
1/ It tackles The Global Sustainability Challenge
2/ It is easy to turn into actionable business plans
3/ It's visual
4/ It's develops multiple skills at the same time Workshop Learning Objectives:
· After attending the workshops, the participants will have acquired knowledge and learning tools that they can use to further promote sustainable behavior both at work and at home,
· Higher levels of self-confidence and self-esteem in their efforts
towards achieving sustainability,
· Better communication skills and a higher level of English for non-native
· English speakers,
· Deeper understanding of Environmental Psychology knowledge and
the 17 SDGs, as well as how to apply these in real-life contexts,
· Stronger problem-solving skills,
· Enhanced critical and systems thinking skills · Ability to make more informed decisions.
· Individuals interested in improving their critical and systems thinking, teamwork and communication skills (e.g. students getting ready to travel abroad, people working in international companies, education workers, etc.);
· Manufacturing companies looking to transition to a sustainable business model,
· Any other companies that want to make their processes more sustainable,
· Government organizations that want to use the knowledge in their policymaking
· Schools that want to promote sustainability throughout their curricula and equip teachers and students with the tools and skills developed by this workshop
What to expect from the first day: 09:00 -09:40 Warm-up / Brainstorming / Pick Challenge 09:40 -10:40 Group Discussion "What is the current situation?" 10:40 -10:50 Refreshments Break 10:50 -11:50 Groups Discussion "Why is the current situation as it is?" 11:50 -13:00 Lunch Break 13:00 -14:00 Group Discussions "What can be done?" 14:00 -14:10 Refreshments Break (optional) 14:10-15:10 Group Discussions "What resources do I need?" 15:10 -15:20 Introduce the Business Model Canvas (BMC) as a working tool 15:20 -16:20 Based on BMC, create projects for the solutions found 16:20 -16:30 Refreshments Break 16:30 -17:00 Group Presentations about the projects they have done 17:00 -17:30 Discussion about the challenges faced during the day + Facilitator's Feedback 17:30 -17:45 Self-reflection: "What do you think you have learned today?"
Location: downtown Shanghai (TBC)Price: 880 RMB (food & drinks included)Time: Aug 29 (9am - 5pm) + Aug 30 (9 - 11:45)
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What is the overall atmosphere of the workshop?
Why is the workshop so special？
01 It tackles The Global Sustainability Challenge
Economic challenges, global warming and climate change, loss of species, limits to resources like water and fossil fuels, the gap between rich and poor, the migration of refugees ... these are things that cannot and should not continue. Problems like this require us to make changes. They are "unsustainable."
Many of these challenges are linked together. For example, the more fossil fuel we burn, the more carbon dioxide builds up in the atmosphere, and this warms up the planet. As the planet heats up, our ability to provide food and water to everyone is likely to get more difficult. That could, in turn, increase poverty, or at least make it much harder to reduce poverty, which could lead to conflict and migration. Everything appears to be linked to everything else!
We call this the Global Sustainability Challenge. Everyone is affected by this Challenge ... and everyone can be part of the solution. Work teams, associations, school classes, government agencies, clubs ... we need everyone on the job, helping to make a change and turn our common boat onto a more sustainable course.
02 It is easy to turn into actionable business plans
Even if the Sustainability Pyramid original workshop didn't include this part, following extensive research, "Tianmei's World" Academy founder has added an extra tool to compliment the outcome. By adding the Business Model Canvas as a working tool as part of the workshop, attendees have the opportunity to go through all the stages of problem-solving, from identifying it to turning their solution into a viable and sustainable business plan, further promoting sustainability.
03 It's visual
According to the Value-Action Gap Theory (Blake, 1999), one of the reasons why people might not take actions to protect the environment even if they are aware of the sustainability challenge is because they feel that individual effort is too small to make a difference or have difficulties visualizing the part that their effort plays in the whole system. By building the Sustainability Pyramid, participants get to visualize how their individual and teamwork are affecting the whole system. As such, the workshop allows participants to attain a more impactful behavioral change. 04 It develops multiple skills at the same time
Through its interactivity and structure, attending the workshop helps participants develop multiple skills: critical and systems thinking, teamwork and communication, problem-solving, mediation, and empathy among different stakeholders, all while learning to take ownership of sustainability issues.
5. Introduction to the Sustainable Compass
The Sustainability Compass is almost self-explanatory. A compass helps us to map the territory, and find our direction. The idea of a compass is also about being inclusive: when we need to understand the whole picture, we "gather people from all points of the compass." The Sustainability Compass takes the ordinary English-language directions — North, East, South, West — and renames them, keeping the same well-known first letters, N, E, S, W. The new names for the directions — Nature, Economy, Society, and Wellbeing — correspond to the four essential dimensions of sustainability. For a school, organization, company, or community to be sustainable, it needs to be thinking about and taking care of, all four directions, all at the same time.
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