Colour: energy, vegetation (leaves and branches)
Aim: new ideas and possibilities are put forward here, existing ideas can be modified.
Creativity is a skill that can be learned. At the outset some people are better than others at it due to their talent and personality but it is possible to achieve a basic level of competence in creativity.
What creative ideas can I come up with to see the problem in a new light?
What new totally innovative ideas can I come up with?
It can encourage people who have never thought of themselves as being creative to explore this limiting belief. Time is set aside for deliberate creative thinking - it is not left to chance. Maybe new ideas won't be generated but a deliberate effort has been made to generate them. One idea can lead to a new idea. Often there is more than one way to solve a problem and the green hat allows us to come up with different alternatives i.e. a search for a better way.