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Visiting a Bakery (ELSI Recap Exercise)

To practice ELSI once again, let's do an exercise during one of the most common daily activities: going to the bakery.

The ElSI Stack or ELSI tool helps us investigate a given issue, make a full spectrum indicator set, and set goals, guide analysis, and research phases.

Ultimately, ELSI helps develop solutions that work on all levels and clarify tensions and points of interest in a project or subject.

It’s also an excellent tool for workshops. For example, it is a powerful brainstorming tool for groups to explore a sustainability issue, set goals, develop indicators, or solutions. In this video, Tom uses a straightforward daily activity to practically explain how ELSI works and why it is a fundamental tool for start to create systems analysis.

In the next steps of this activity, we give a further indication of how ELSI can come in handy when figuring out the relevant elements to consider in a system.

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