Construct many paper airplanes in advance of the meeting.
Distribute 1 pen and 1 airplane per participant.
Explain that the object of the activity is to come up with creative
ways of implementing sustainability goals. Also explain that good ideas
may well build on the ideas of others.
Begin with the first goal on the list.
Ask participants to write down an idea on their airplanes for actualizing
the first goal. For example, for the goal that states "the rate of use
of renewable resources should not exceed the rate of their regeneration",
one idea would be to use both sides of writing paper; another would
be to plant a school forest.
Announce: "We are about to launch these airplanes. When you catch
a plane, read what is written on it and add to it. Don't stick to the
mundane; you may write something creative or unusual. Then launch the
Count to three and launch the airplanes! Add to the festivity by playing
some lively music.
After several launchings, turn off the music and request each participant
retrieve an airplane. In turn, each participant reads aloud what is
written on each airplane.
Create a list of potential projects.
Distribute a new set of airplanes. Repeat this activity for each community
"Brain Program #32: Out-of-the-Blue Lightning Bolt Cloud Buster"
in Jump Start Your Brain by Doug Hall. Warner Books: New York.
1995. pp. 342-345.