Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 1st, 2015
We live in a world of remarkable, adaptable, complex systems. They are inside of us and all around us, from the tiny system of a single cell to the vast systems of the world’s oceans and our global communications networks.
Systems can be examined by zooming in to look closely at their stocks and flows and other component parts, or by [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 7th, 2014
Three weeks ago I joined more than three hundred thousand people at the People’s Climate March in NYC. As we anxiously waited to start marching, a wave of silence spread from person to person up 60 blocks from the front of the crowd. Our thoughts went out to people from the Andes, arctic regions, and island nations who already have [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: July 1st, 2014
“People are not hungry in this rich country because there is too little food or money or organization. They are hungry because food, money, and organizations are not used for the purpose of once-and-for-all ending hunger. What is lacking is public commitment, or as some call it, political will.”
–Donella Meadows, 1986, Hands Across White River Junction
Kylie gleaning carrots with Willing [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 8th, 2014
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 [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: July 2nd, 2013
By Pamela Paquin
Naia enjoying all that Hardwick had to offer–especially the mud!
The day ended as all good ones do, with my daughter in a puddle, covered in mud. She was my wingman for an event hosted by Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility in a long-targeted destination of Hardwick, Vermont.
For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Hardwick is one of the [...]