Archive for the ‘Sustainability Spotlight’ Category

Video: Sustainable Systems Lecture

Posted by Kindle Loomis, Published: June 26th, 2017

Learning about sustainable systems from writings and video lectures of Donella (Dana) Meadows is greatly inspiring, uplifting, and enriching. On YouTube, there is video of Dana presenting a lecture on sustainable systems at the University of Michigan. I believe that this talk was a part of the University of Michigan’s Sustainability Lecture Series on March 18, 1999. The following is [...]

Last Call: The complicated story of a study’s simple findings

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 8th, 2014

Dennis Meadows presenting By Sarah Parkinson Challenging the Existing Paradigm— The message of Limits to Growth is disarmingly simple: we cannot have infinite growth on a finite planet. Earth’s supplies of habitable land, fresh water, arable soil, mineral resources, and more will not be able to continuously satisfy the needs of a rapidly expanding global population and its increasing material demands. Dennis Meadows addresses the audience [...]

A Genuine Talk on Progress and the GPI

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: March 11th, 2014

A woman speaks to a group about the Genuine Progress Idicator “When we hear that the Gross National Product has grown, instead of cheering, we should ask exactly what has grown, for whom, at what cost, and at whose expense. Even better, we should work to develop indicators of national progress that reflect more accurately our real value and our real welfare.” —Donella Meadows, 1988 Elizabeth Courtney, author of Greening Vermont, takes [...]

Creating Local Wealth

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 7th, 2013

Randolph, Vermont will host one of the world’s leading community economist as part of the second program in the “Why Build A Local Economy: Community, Engagement, Gratitude” series at the Chandler Center for the Arts on Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. This series, sponsored by BALE – Building A Local Economy – and Randolph Area Community Development Corporation, “explores local [...]

Vermont’s New Economy Week

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: September 17th, 2013

Vermont’s New Economy Week is October 10-20. Join in by attending an event near you! We’re excited to be part of New Economy Week, a collection of events across the state that celebrate and raise awareness of Vermont’s New Economy. New Economy Week will feature guest speakers like Michael Shuman and Gus Speth, a happy hour with representatives from 350.org, local [...]

About The Donella Meadows Project

The mission of the Donella Meadows Project is to preserve Donella (Dana) H. Meadows’s legacy as an inspiring leader, scholar, writer, and teacher; to manage the intellectual property rights related to Dana’s published work; to provide and maintain a comprehensive and easily accessible archive of her work online, including articles, columns, and letters; to develop new resources and programs that apply her ideas to current issues and make them available to an ever-larger network of students, practitioners, and leaders in social change.  Read More

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