Archive for the ‘Favorite Dana Quotes’ Category

Dear Folks…

Posted by Kindle Loomis, Published: January 27th, 2001

“Dear Folks, I’m starting this letter late Saturday afternoon, with the last, tragic act of Aida playing live from the Met on the radio… Teaching, institute, community, farm. That’s the order in which we shall proceed here. TEACHING. The course is environmental ethics… College students are so lively and curious, so cautiously idealistic, so ready to be ignited by any flame of truth. [...]

My writing is a search for Truth…

Posted by Kindle Loomis, Published: January 26th, 2001

“My writing is a search for Truth. It comes out of love. It empowers; it does not judge           or accuse or rob anyone of           dignity or respect. It is clear and precise. The passage of my words through           the minds of others leaves them           more open, more thoughtful,   [...]

An Ode to the Cow and the Milk

Posted by Kindle Loomis, Published: January 25th, 2001

“Years ago, when I went out to my new chicken house and found the very first freshly laid egg, I stared at it in awe. “How did that hen DO that?” I wondered. She takes in grain and bugs and kitchen scraps and turns then into an EGG! Shell on the outside, white and yolk on the inside, all proper [...]

In the old electric system…

Posted by Kindle Loomis, Published: January 18th, 2001

“In the old electric system, it cost utilities less to subsidize our more efficient bulbs than to build another dinosaur power plant. In the deregulated system, they have only one incentive: to sell us as much power as possible at the lowest apparent price. So much for efficiency. Don’t set up the poor to bid against the rich. Don’t try to [...]

So here’s the good news…

Posted by Kindle Loomis, Published: November 30th, 2000

“So here’s the good news. A knowledgeable and courageous U.S. president could help enormously in leading the world’s nations toward saving the climate, but an ignorant or servile president can’t stop committed nations, companies, or people from doing it anyway.” –Excerpt from the Global Citizen, November 30, 2000

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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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