Children and the circular economy: The story of Gobble the Goblin
We all hear and talk about reducing waste, helping the planet, recycling and so forth. We hear concepts about reducing emissions or the circular economy, but how do we explain the next generation what it all means? The more we use a word and understand it, the better decisions we can make. If we are to ask our children to help save the planet, is there a language or examples that they can understand and internalise? By narrating the story of Gobble the Goblin, children can understand why it is important to recycle and why the circular economy is crucial in helping preserve our natural capital. If children can become familiar with concepts that will help them make better choices as they grow-up, such as the circular economy, then we are giving them the right tools and knowledge to become better citizens.
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