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How to Discover Your Environmental Superpower

Self-Paced Four-Part Programme

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The Making Design Circular approach is unique because it combines head, heart and hand skills and most courses include an element of each.
  • Head means you predominantly use your brain to think things though
  • Hand means you’ll have the opportunity to learn new making techniques
  • Heart means it’s informed by coaching techniques and there’s likely to be some soul searching required

When

Immediate start

Where

Online

Level

Acorn (Beginner)

Time

4 x 90-minute sessions

Money GBP

£255 one-off payment
or 3 payments of £85
£306 inc VAT if payable

Money USD/EUR

$323 approx
302 € approx

Got questions?

When

Immediate start

Where

Online

Level

Acorn (Beginner)

Time

4 x 90-minute sessions

Money

£255 one-off payment
or 3 payments of £85
approx $323
approx 302 €
£306 inc VAT if payable

Giving Back

10% of your subscription will be donated towards environmental causes and bursary places.

Got questions?

How to Discover Your Environmental Superpower

You care about the environment, but you’re not sure where to start. And you sometimes wonder how much of a difference one tiny business can make anyway. Well, the good news is that you can’t solve all the world’s problems, so you can stop trying! The even better news is that you can actually have more impact by choosing one tiny problem to focus on.

Does this sound like you?

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You sometimes feel overwhelmed by the climate crisis – as if there’s nothing you can do that will make the slightest dent in the world’s problems
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From biodiversity loss to plastic pollution and rising CO2 levels, you’re not sure where to start… Should you be removing plastic from your packaging, offsetting your carbon or offering repairs?
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You know you’re already working sustainably in some parts of your creative practice, but you’re not sure how to communicate that clearly to your audience
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Or perhaps feel like you’re trying to do all the things, but spreading yourself too thin and not making any real progress or impact
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And then you read about something else you “should” be doing, but it falls to the bottom of the list, because… life.
Did you know that you can actually have more impact by doing less? This course will show you how.
Charlotte Warren
Charlotte Warren
Printed textile designer and artist
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“Thank you so much for 'The Seed'. I gave myself and my practice a week of learning and conversations – what a gift! I learned so much, and I now have a newfound energy. I am working on understanding myself and how I am connected to all of nature, finding my part in this future – a future that I can and want to be a part of. I was genuinely quite sad when it ended, but the decisions and steps I have already taken as a result feel right and important.”

Katie Treggiden in the press...

Introducing: How to Discover Your Environmental Superpower

A 4-part programme that will help you to:

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Get super clear on your values so you can make decisions that are aligned for you, instead of constantly trying to keep up with what you “should” be doing
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Find the contribution to environmentalism that you – and only you – can make
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Identify work that plays to your strengths, that you enjoy, and that supports both your business and the planet
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Visualise the difference you will make to keep yourself on track
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Get super clear on who your audience is to make sure this work will resonate with them
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Motivate yourself, your team (whether formal or informal), your suppliers and your audience to come with you on your journey
Nick James
Nick James
Furniture designer
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“One thing I have been doing since The Seed is 'Woodland Wednesdays', where I leave the lads in the workshop and go to the woods. The Seed helped to make me realise how important this is to me and gave me permission to prioritise it more. The bonus is my clients love it too and I have lots to tell them about my trips to the woods – sharing a passion like this is important and great for marketing!”

Hey, I'm Katie Treggiden

I once told a business mentor that my mission was to “inspire, educate and empower designer-makers to join the circular economy.”

He told me he didn’t think I was doing that. “What?!” I said. “I’ve written books, I’ve got a podcast, I give talks on the world’s stages, I write for everybody from The Guardian to Crafts Magazine – what more can I do?!” I responded, slightly affronted.

“Oh, you’re inspiring them, for sure,” he said. “But what about the educate and empower part? What about the ‘how’?”

He was right of course and in that moment Making Design Circular was born.

I have since interviewed hundreds of designers, makers, artists and craftspeople about their sustainability journeys and beta-tested everything in the membership, short courses and 1:1 nature-informed coaching offer with brave souls who saw me embark on my own “progress over perfection” journey.

I have seen first-hand the transformation this work has had for those who have joined so far – and I want that for you too.

What’s included

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3 x videos that were recorded with a live audience to give you a sense of energy and camaraderie
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Identify the sweet spot between what you love doing, what you’re good at, what the world needs and what you can a living from – so that you can do all those things at once instead of dividing yourself between them
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Get super clear on your values to keep everything in alignment
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Visualise the impact you – and only you – can make, to create a ‘North Star’ to aim towards and keep yourself motivated along the way
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Define your audience and get to know them so you know that what you’re offering will resonate with them
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Identify other stakeholders who might be able to offer wisdom and advice
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Create your own environmental manifesto to inspire you, your team, your suppliers and your customers to come on the journey with you.
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A ‘Read/Watch/Listen’ list of resources to explore for those who want to go deeper – kind of like the reading lists you largely ignored at art school or university, but more accessible for different learning styles and hopefully a whole lot more engaging
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Access to a private online community to share your progress, ask questions and connect with likeminded souls
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NB This course was previously known as The Seed
Harriet Page
Harriet Page
Designer, craftsperson and upholsterer
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"The Seed really helped me to work out what my values are - and how they are actually a bit different from what I had thought before. It also helped me to get more clarity on who I am designing and making for and what change I am trying to bring about. Now I can get on and do it - and hopefully in a more focused way!"

How it works

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This is a self-paced course, hosted on a platform called Circle, so you can find everything in one place and track your progress as you move through the content
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A comments thread on each video enables you to share learnings and “aha” moments, ask questions and connect with likeminded souls on the same journey
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A downloadable PDF workbook will you give space to engage with the exercises and implement what you learn
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The videos will remain accessible for as long as this course exists, so you can go at your own pace and come back to it as many times as you need to.
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Having taken this course, you will become eligible for my *free* quarterly “Ask Me Anything” sessions via Zoom so can get clarification or dig deeper on any part of the course.
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All videos are fully captioned and written transcripts and audio-only versions are provided to cater for different learning styles. If there is another way I can make this programme more accessible, just shoot me an email and I will always do my best to help

Your investment

£255 one-off payment
or 3 payments of £85
£306 inc VAT if payable
Approx $323
Approx 302 €
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We’re not here to waste your time or ours.

That’s why we offer a direct, no-nonsense money-back guarantee.

Our goal? Happy customers and zero regrets.

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Dive into any course. If at any point before completion you feel it's not teaching you anything new or it's not relevant to your world, hit the brakes.
Reach out to us before you finish the course. That's crucial. If you complete it, we'll take it as a nod that you found value in our content.
We'll refund every single penny. No hard feelings. No lengthy processes. Just straight talk and fair play.


Note: Under the UK Consumer Contracts Regulations, you (as a consumer) have the right to cancel a course within 14 days. This right applies regardless of whether the course will be taken online or in person. However, this assumes that you have not accessed the course material on the course website. Our policy offers more than this…a full refund at any point before completing the course.
Virginie de Man
Virginie de Man
Multi-media artist
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“Katie opened a space where kindness – to oneself and to the world – is the main element of the equation. The Seed was an inclusive and respectful environment driven by an uplifting energy; an invitation to question and observe where and how to start; and to realise that by just being there you have started already – no action is too small. The seed! Or the sparkle that relights the hope that we can all be part of the solution wherever we are on our path.”

All Access Membership

A membership community and online learning platform in which you get to feel proud of contributing to a thriving planet with every product you make.
Monthly rolling membership.
Cancel anytime with 3 working days notice.

This is for you if...

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You are a designer, maker, craftsperson or artist who is not yet sure of your environmental niche
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You feel overwhelmed by the sheer scale and complexity of the environmental crisis and aren’t sure where to start
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You would love to have absolute clarity on the difference you can make and the confidence to start making it
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You are willing to make the time to engage in 4x sessions at your own pace

This is not for you if...

Frequently Asked Questions

All the course materials hosted on a platform called Circle, so you can find everything in one place and track your progress as you move through the content. You will receive immediate access as well as a series of reminders by email to keep you on track. (You can cancel or reset these at anytime.)

The exact content varies by course, but most include a series of videos and workbooks, a ‘Read/Watch/Listen’ list for those who want to dive deeper and email reminders to keep you on track.

If you take any of my self-paced courses, you will also become eligible for my *free* quarterly “Ask Me Anything” sessions via Zoom so can get clarification or dig deeper on any part of the course.

Again, it varies by course so check the fact box at the top left of this page. Most videos are 30–90 minutes long and you can usually do the exercises as you watch. Some courses include additional homework or “challenges” which you might want to dedicate more time to – but you can do everything at your own pace.

You have access to all the course materials as long as the course exists, so you can work through at your own pace and revisit as many times as you need to.

This is an online self-paced course so you can work at your own pace, around other commitments and from any time zone. You will be invited to live quarterly Q&As via Zoom where you can bring any questions.

All videos are captioned and written transcripts and audio-only versions are provided. If there’s anything else I can do to make the course more accessible, please just ask and I will always do my best.

If you are in the UK, we have to charge you VAT. If you are not in the UK and outside the EU, we will not charge you VAT. If you are in the EU, we have to charge VAT unless you provide a VAT number, in which case we don’t. Simple, huh?! But don’t worry – our payment system will work all of this out for as you add your address details. (If you’re having any trouble entering your VAT number, make sure the two-letter prefix, e.g. DK for Denmark) matches the country you’ve entered in your address. Give us a shout if you’re having any trouble and we’ll get you sorted.

Nope! By popular demand, we have moved away from Facebook and now use Circle for hosting all the course materials as well as the community aspect.

A comments thread on each video enables you to share learnings and “aha” moments, ask questions and connect with likeminded souls on the same journey

You can ask questions on the comments thread on each video – I check in most days so will respond as quickly as I can.

Having taken this course, you will become eligible for my *free* quarterly “Ask Me Anything” sessions via Zoom so can get clarification or dig deeper on any part of the course.

And if you’re stick stuck and need a quick response, you can always shoot me an email. 

Again, it depends on the course, so check the details in the fact box at the top right of this page, but most of the higher-priced courses have some sort of payment plan. 

**Include Daniel’s refund copy**

Email me and I’ll be happy to answer it!

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