Workshop: Hidden Impact
Unveil your hidden impact – how to make the transition towards sustainability more effective
In this workshop you will learn about blind spots in our assessment of environmental impact. Babette Porcelijn will unveil them and you will discover how these insights can help to make your efforts towards sustainability more effective.
About Hidden Impact
In her book Hidden Impact Babette Porcelijn discusses the unnoticed impact consumers have on the environment by the things they use, buy and do on a daily basis. When assessing the consumer’s impact on the environment, we tend to look at the product alone, without taking into account the entire supply chain. Through what we buy we keep the existing and harmful system in place. This is what Porcelijn calls ‘hidden impact’. By taking this hidden impact into account consumers can make far more effective changes.
Porcelijn will help participants to measure the hidden impact of both their work and their private life with the aim to reduce the negative effects for the environment as effectively as possible. After an introduction, you will assess your own impact. Then you will explore your leverage, set goals and make concrete plans on how to get there. You will work in groups to inspire each other. To complete the session, the groups will present their most interesting findings to the others.
The ‘Hidden Impact’ session makes visible a huge blind spot in the assessment of our environmental impact. Participate and find out what your real impact is and what you can do about it, both professionally and in your private life. This workshop is for those who want to make an effective transition towards ‘eco neutrality’.