Sparked by the Regenerate Devon Summit in July 2020, a group of people are meeting online for Coffee and Doughnuts, intrigued by the challenge of creating a Devon Doughnut. If you’re wondering what the heck a Devon Doughnut is, you can read about Kate Raworth’s broad concept of economics here, and who else is making Doughnuts and how they are going about it on the Doughnut Economics Action Lab (DEAL) resource site here.

Why, and how?

Could a dashboard of some kind help to provide a picture of how Devon is faring ecologically and economically? Would this be useful to people living and working here? If so, how, and to do what? 

Which is more useful, a completed Devon Doughnut or the process of making one? 

Should the indicators of health that make up a Doughnut (social foundation and ecological ceiling) be consistent with Doughnuts elsewhere so that global comparisons can be made? Or is it more important for the people who live here to determine the most appropriate indicators and metrics? 

How could iterations be developed, shared and improved? Do we need lots of Doughnuts to describe rural to urban differences, or to respond to different ways of working, like top-down or grassroots? Should this be a process best left to councils and universities?

How is resilience brought out by a Doughnut… how does the data shift with flooding, drought, or a pandemic? (link to Resilience-building below)
Discussing–together–has raised many knotty questions.

Would you like to participate? Let us know.