Video Resources

In addition to being a brilliant scientist, Donella Meadows was a truly gifted communicator. Her talks and writing displayed a consistent optimism and a unique ability to reach and inspire people. Our video archives of Dana continue to expand, and we hope to add more video links in the near future! 

The following videos are currently available:

“Envisioning a Sustainable World” is a moving example of Donella Meadows’ gift for teaching and an important reminder of the vital role that vision plays in science and social progress. Presented in 1994 at the Third Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Ecological Economics, “Envisioning a Sustainable World” remains an important message for anyone striving for change.

Read a transcript of Envisioning a Sustainable World.


For the full lecture of “Sustainable Systems,” click here.

For a summary of “Sustainable Systems” with links to lecture clips, click here.

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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