The Digital Collage

A workshop to understand, as a team and in a fun way, the impact of digital technology on the environment.


Did you know that digital technology is responsible for more greenhouse gas emissions than world aviation?

Source : The Shift Project (p.17-18)

Did you know that a 2 kg computer needs to mobilize 800 kg of material for its production?

Source : ADEME (p.6)

The tool and its contributions

The Digital Collage is a fun and collaborative 3-hour workshop with a similar educational method as the Climate Collage. The aim of the workshop is to raise awareness and train participants to the environmental issues linked to digital technology.

The workshop also aims to lay down the key solutions to reach more sustainable practices in digital, and encourages discussions between the participants on the topic.

This workshop is a real team building tool allowing participants to come and learn together how to reach sustainability in the digital sector.

It is primarily intended to be carried out in-person, but an online version is also available.

How does a Digital Collage
Workshop unfold?

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Part 1:

The participants, gathered in teams of 4 to 8 people per table, identify and draw links between the cards of the game to build a real “Collage”.

Les participants discutent et placent les cartes
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2nd part:

Participants illustrate their interpretation, learn key messages, then choose a title. This phase helps to embrace the content and creates a team spirit.

Un participant ajoute un petit dessin sur la Fresque
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3rd part:
Debrief / Review

Each team presents their Collage, chosen title, key messages and decoration to the others and the facilitator provides feedback and a recap of the key messages.

L'animateur fait une restitution complète des informations
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4th part:

The participants discover the actions’ cards, and discuss amongst themselves the ones that are most relevant to retain.

Une partie des cartes action proposées

How to participate in a
Digital Collage Workshop?

Here is the schedule of the next public workshops. These workshops are led by great volunteer animators! The price of your participation is free with a minimum amount of 10€, and this money is intended for the association "La Fresque du Numérique".

These public workshops are intended primarily for individuals, professional participants are accepted but no more than 1 representative per company. If you wish to organise an in-house workshop with your company or organisation, an intervention in the form of a service by a commercial entity is possible. You can contact us to arrange this.

Everything is complete? The proposed dates do not suit you?
Don’t panic, come back in a few days, animations are added every week:)
All scheduled public workshops are posted here: we will not have more information to bring you by email and we do not have an automated alert system.


More than 3000 people already took part in our Collage!

"The Digital Collage is an excellent awareness-raising tool. It made us understand the impacts of our digital usage on the environment, while setting out solutions to act at an individual and collective level."

Daphné G.

"I enjoyed the whole workshop a lot. That’s an excellent way to learn and understand the cause and effect of our digital habits and their consequences"

Jean-François B.

"To me, the main contribution of the workshop was to think global and write down the main connections between "digital" activities and their externalities. From my personal experience, these connections still remain quite unseen by users."

Vincent M.

The authors of the workshop

Aurélien Déragne

Co-creator of the workshop

"Being an engineer, I spent 20 years in the automotive industry.
In 2006, I created Centrale-Energies based on the energy transition’s topic and there I met Cédric Ringenbach, future creator of the Climate Collage.
In 2019, I left the enterprise I worked for, in order to become a web developer and facilitator of the Climate Collage."

Yvain Mouneu

Co-creator of the workshop

"I have been a web developer for the past 4 years and am fond of topics related to transition - climate, energy, zero waste, circular economy, sustainable digital, positive innovation.
I have a business school master degree with more than 10 years of professional experience in a variety of fields and sectors and continuously learning further."

Becoming a facilitator

More than 300 people have been already trained to facilitate the Digital Collage! Every facilitator having completed the training can currently facilitate as volunteers to the general public and in education (not for business purpose). These are the steps to become a Digital Collage facilitator:

  • Participate in a Digital Collage workshop
  • Participate in a Climate Collage workshop
  • After the Digital Collage workshop, you’ll receive a link to a form in which you can register to become a facilitator. We are offering training sessions to those who responded to this form (dates are not accessible on the site).

The Digital Collage community

Since october 2020, we have started to build a community around us!
The purpose of this community is to ensure a wide non-commercial distribution of the Digital Collage, enabling, through the workshop, a wide spread of the knowledge related to the digital technology impact on the environment and its solutions accordingly.
In order to be part of this community, you just need to follow the facilitator training for the Digital Collage workshop.

You can then lead the workshop for open sessions (family/friends/peers) for education purposes as initial training or for charities/other non-for-profit organisations. We ensure that you have everything you need to make progress; both knowledge and session leading materials.

You can also get involved in one of the community’s working groups, or help us in the setting of the organisation.


Aurélien Déragne and Yvain Mouneu are the co-authors of the Digital Collage, and this tool is protected by copyright law.

Non-commercial use
Any use of the Digital Collage for non profit organisations, your family/friends/peers and for schools (initial training) is welcome!
For this, the Digital Collage has been placed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 FRuser licence since June 2020. This means that it can be used freely, under the condition that the work is acknowledged, that no changes are made to the original content and the use remains for non-commercial purpose. This excludes any paid use and any internal use within a company.

Commercial use
Any use of the Digital Collage for professional purposes - as a paid service and internally in a company - will soon be welcome!
In may 2021, a clear and general framework will be given to allow the DC to spread more widely in a professional context. Commercial use will then be allowed for other facilitators on condition that certain prerequisites are met and the user fees are paid to a non-for-profit association. The collected rights will be used to finance the distribution of the DC, in order to spread as much as possible the knowledge related to the impact of digital technology on the environment and its associated solutions.
However, at the moment, commercial use of the Digital Collage is not yet authorized, except with the explicit consent of co-authors.

Do you know the Climate Collage workshop?

The Climate Collage is the benchmark workshop to understand collaboratively and as a team how climate change works. This fun and educational workshop is based on the IPCC report.

We strongly advise you to participate in this workshop before or after participating in the Digital Collage to deepen your knowledge of the complexity of the climate subject.

Discover the Climate Collage through this short explanatory video.
Or register for a workshop to participate!

logo Fresque du Climat

Frequently Asked Questions

We love to interact and chat, but we often lack time!
So we have prepared a FAQ page here (only in French so far) including the answers to the most common questions, thank you for looking at these answers before writing to us :)

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