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 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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