Circular Classroom, a learning platform for circular economy, is primarily designed for use in secondary and high schools but is open to anyone interested. Leyla Acaroglu, social scientist and the UN Champion of the Earth in 2016, is in charge of the program’s curriculum.
The online program consists of three modules which make clear the differences between linear and circular economies, explain the circulation of materials, and enlighten as to how product and service design can impact on the environment more broadly than today.
Circular Classroom is a part of Walki Group’s social responsibility program. “Our success depends on the doers of the future”, says President and CEO Leif Frilund. “Walki wants to be involved in ensuring that each young person is familiar with the basic concepts of circular economy and able to understand its social relevance. For Walki, the circular economy is an important theme as we develop energy and material-efficient solutions for our customers. Over 80 percent of our products are already made out of renewable raw materials, and our plan is to hit 100 per cent by the year 2030”.
The contents of the program are developed in co-operation with Finnish teachers and students. The goal is to create a community, to build circular economy networks for teachers, to organize workshops, and to support teaching by offering a platform for project sharing.
Circular Classroom teaches circular economy through joy.