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'How We Make Stuff' pop-up book released

Since its inception in 2010, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has been working with schools and universities to inspire a generation to re-think, re-design and build a positive future through the vision of a circular economy. The primary focus of this work has been in resource creation and curriculum development in secondary schools, but the Foundation is happy to announce the release of a new book and website to bring the concept of the circular economy to a younger audience.


About the book

How We Make Stuff is an interactive pop-up book by award-winning children’s author Christiane Dorion, with input from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The book introduces circular economy ideas in an understandable way for young people aged 7-12. Using everyday items that readers will know, such as phones, clothes and food, How We Make Stuff also brings in ideas related to Biomimicry and Cradle to Cradle, and asks questions about how we could make stuff differently. To purchase the book online from Templar Publishing, click here

The How We Make Stuff Website

To coincide with the release of the book, the Foundation has developed a website full of supporting content and teaching activities to take the ideas covered in How We Make Stuff even further. Click below to visit the website:


Win a signed copy
Christiane Dorion has kindly provided two signed copies of How We Make Stuff to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which we will be giving away at random. To be in with a chance of winning, click here to register for education updates from the Foundation. Entries will close on the 17th August 2012.

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