The Digital Collage

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

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Did you know that digital technology emits as much greenhouse gases* as the world's truck fleet?

* 3 to 4% of GHG emissions, source: ARCEP

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

Source (FR): ADEME (p.6)

The tool and its contributions

The Digital Collage is a fun and collaborative half-day workshop with a similar educational method as the Climate Fresk. The aim of this serious game 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.

Version 2 of this workshop benefited from the expertise and contributions of EcoInfo CNRS.

How does a Digital Collage
Workshop unfold?

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Part 1:
Comprehension

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”.

Participants discuss and place the cards
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2nd part:
Creativity

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

A participant adds a small drawing on the Collage
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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.

The facilitator gives a full account of the information
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4th part:
Action!

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

Some of the proposed action cards

How to participate in a
Digital Collage Workshop?

The association organises public workshops for individuals. If you have the possibility, we recommend you to participate in person rather than online :)

I participate in a public workshop!

Within your company or public organisation, you can organise an in-house workshop under certain conditions, and several modalities are possible. Visit our dedicated page for companies to find out more:

Organising a professional workshop

The association also organises School Workshops in universities and high schools for students, pupils and teachers, but focusing on France and not yet internationally so far.

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More than 20 000 people already took part in the workshop!

"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 association "La Fresque du Numérique"
Who are we?

Based in France, we are an association of more than 200 members, composed of a board of 11 people. Our objective is to ensure a wide spread of the Digital Collage and through this workshop, a wide spread of knowledge of the environmental problems of the digital world and the appropriate actions to deal with them.

We are putting in place tools and support so that facilitators can become more competent on the subject and on facilitation techniques, we are organising workshops for citizens and educational institutions, and we are also organised in working groups and local groups.
Membership is open to people who have been trained in animation and wish to get involved in the life of the association. You can consult our articles of association and internal rules, or make a donation to the association:

Articles of association (FR) Internal rules (FR) Make a donation
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Becoming a facilitator!

More than 1 400 people have been already trained to facilitate the Digital Collage! These are the steps to become a Digital Collage facilitator:

  • Participate in a Digital Collage workshop
  • Participate in a Climate Fresk workshop
  • After the Digital Collage workshop, register for a training session (you will receive the link for this in the post workshop email).

To understand in more detail the different stages of the Digital Collage facilitator's Course, go to this page (only in French so far):

The facilitator's Course

Licence

Aurélien Déragne and Yvain Mouneu are the 2 co-authors of the "Fresque du Numérique" (Digital Collage), and this workshop is protected by copyright law. The co-authors have transferred the exploitation rights of this workshop to the association "La Fresque du Numérique" in order to allow a better diffusion, and thus to raise awareness among a maximum number of people. The use of the workshop must be done within the framework of the rules provided by the association.

Non-commercial use of the workshop

The Digital Collage is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0. This means that the tool can be used freely, provided that the work is credited, that no modifications are made and that the use is non-commercial. However, we strongly recommend that interested persons take part in the training sessions organised by the association, before running workshops.

This licence applies when the facilitators are volunteers, when participation is low cost or free, and when the workshop takes place in a private or associative setting, or in initial education (students and teachers, including during the teacher's working time). This excludes in-house use within a company or public organisation (paid or unpaid).

Commercial use of the workshop

The association La Fresque du Numérique authorises a facilitator to use the workshop for professional purposes, on condition that the facilitator who carries out the workshop respects the prerequisites guaranteeing quality animations, that he or she has signed an agreement with the association, and that €10 (excl. VAT) of usage rights per professional participant is paid to the association to help finance its deployment. More details on the page “Companies and public organisations”.

This applies when the workshop takes place in a professional setting: companies and public organisations (local authorities, public agencies, etc.), whether paid or unpaid, and whether it is carried out externally or internally by a staff member. This also includes continuing education.

The authors of the Digital Collage

Aurélien Déragne

"As an engineer, I spent 20 years in the automotive industry.
In 2006 I created Centrale-Energies on the theme of energy transition and I met Cedric Ringenbach, future creator of the Climate Fresk.
In 2019 I left the large group I was working for to become a web developer and animator of the Climate Fresk."

Aurélien et Yvain

Yvain Mouneu

"Entrepreneur, trainer and former web developer, I am passionate about sustainability, transition issues, and the cross-disciplinary thinking that goes with it.
I have a master's degree from a business school and am constantly in continuous education, with 10 years of professional experience in a variety of fields and sectors."

Do you know the Climate Fresk workshop?

The Climate Fresk is a 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 disruption subject.

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

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have a question for us?

On this frequently asked questions page, we have answered the most common questions, we invite you to consult these answers before writing to us :)

Contact us

• For a request about a professional intervention in your company or public organisation, please visit our company page. There you will find more info and the pro request form.

• For all other requests, please visit our Frequently asked questions page and if you can't find your answer, write to us here:


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