Posts Tagged ‘Donella Meadows’

Help Last Call “Change the Ending!”

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 30th, 2013

Last Call, a new documentary film, revisits the message of The Limits to Growth and shares a compelling vision of a sustainable future. It’s been forty years since Donella Meadows and her team at MIT published The Limits to Growth, but their message still needs to be heard–today more than ever. When their groundbreaking book first came out in 1972, the [...]

Let’s Take Back Christmas: Donella Meadows on the Holiday Season

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: December 14th, 2012

Donella Meadows enjoyed many of the same things during the holidays that so many of us look forward to–time with family and loved ones, good music and good company, giving and sharing, warmth and light. As she wrote to her friends in December 1996, “I’m looking forward to it, the slowdown, the quietness.  I light white candles and play beautiful [...]

Voting: A Flawed System, but an Important One

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: November 6th, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

Donella Meadows’s writing showed that the American election system is far from perfect, but the privilege of voting is still too important to pass up. Today, Americans vote to decide the next President in the White House. The voting system is imperfect, but our participation is important. (Image credit: MCS@flickr) Voting, democracy, elections, and campaign reform were all common themes in Donella [...]

From Sustainability Science to Real-World Action: A Short History of the Balaton Group

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 15th, 2012

By Neils Meyer, Alan AtKisson

The Balaton Group is named for Lake Balaton in Hungary, where meetings have been held for most of the past 30 years. In the 1980s, Hungary proved an informally neutral ground between the Soviet bloc and Western nations. (image credit: Zsolt Halasi) The Balaton Group has been responsible for the creation or accelerated development of a number of innovations in the [...]

Envisioning a Sustainable World

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 8th, 2012

By Donella Meadows

Donella Meadows, one of the founders of the Balaton Group and an early advocate of systems thinking. (image credit: Donella Meadows Institute This is an edited transcript of part of a talk given by Donella Meadows at the 1994 meeting of the International Society for Ecological Economics in San José, Costa Rica, and recorded by Peter Griesinger. Meadows, cofounder of the [...]

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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