Collaborating for our Collective Future


“Start with the vision, be open to any path by which the vision will be realized, be patient and persistent, be true to the vision, and things will work out.”

Donella Meadows


Members of the Donella Meadows Institute and of the Academy for Systemic Change at Cobb Hill, Hartland Vermont March 20, 2016. Front row (from left): Jenna Musco, Marta Ceroni, Darcy Winslow, Anne Murray. Back row (from left): Peter Senge, Erik Esselstyn, Ed Krishock, Jay Bragdon, Hal Hamilton, Ken Leinbach, Wayne Barstad

Following months of exploration and dialogue, we are honored to announce that the Donella Meadows Institute is actively working to unite with the Academy for Systemic Change. We have discovered countless connections that date back to the early 1970s, significant alignment in our individual purposes and aspirations, and a shared belief that that there is so much more we can accomplish together.

We are inspired and excited about combining our people, passion and resources to achieve one integrated mission: Advance the field of awareness-based systemic change to achieve economic, social, and ecological wellbeing.

Awareness is a core quality we value, one that opens the inner journey of system change as we work toward a just and sustainable world.

We have a lot of work to do, but we are boldly encouraged by the potential to amplify Dana’s legacy as we join forces to advance the field of awareness-based systemic change.

Our goal is to enter 2017 as one organization, with enhanced efficiency and effectiveness that will multiply our potential for impact at the local and global level. As we move toward this vision we welcome your support, in all the forms that may take!


About DMI

Since its founding in 1996 by environmental leader Donella Meadows, our Institute has been at the forefront of sustainability thinking and training. Our initiatives have addressed economic, environmental, and social challenges from a range of angles and at many levels. In everything we do, the disciplines of systems thinking and organizational learning inform and shape our work. It is this focus on whole-system analysis, combined with careful listening, truth telling, and visioning, that make the Donella Meadows Institute unique among sustainability organizations.  Read More

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