Posts Tagged ‘wellbeing’

Closed Loop Production: Creating Jobs and Good Food in Hardwick, VT

Posted by Kindle Loomis, Published: July 2nd, 2013

By Pamela Paquin

Naia enjoying all that Hardwick had to offer–especially the mud! The day ended as all good ones do, with my daughter in a puddle, covered in mud. She was my wingman for an event hosted by Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility in a long-targeted destination of Hardwick, Vermont. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Hardwick is one of the [...]


Posted by Kindle Loomis, Published: April 18th, 2013

By Pamela Paquin

Monday’s events in Boston have had our staff here at DMI hen-like in their soft “clucking” concerned for our friends and family in Boston and the region. Indeed, it has been hard to focus on what seem like trivial “to-dos” compared to what people were going through who were present and/or connected to individuals running and cheering around Copley this Monday. Two [...]

The Happiness Initiative: The Serious Business of Well-Being

Posted by Kindle Loomis, Published: February 26th, 2013

By Laura Musikanski and John de Graaf

Growth in GDP was long ago decoupled from personal indicators of well-being, as many Americans report being overworked, stressed, and lonely. (image credit: Stanley Wood) Happiness: is it just a fad of the day or the wave of the future? On July 19th, 2011, the United Nations (UN) passed a resolution urging governments across the globe to start measuring happiness and [...]

DMI Office Redesign Competition!

Posted by Kindle Loomis, Published: February 13th, 2013

Office Redesign Competition! Help DMI transform its office space into a reflection of our work and our community–something innovative, inspiring, creative, and collaborative. DMI is looking for talented, adventurous folks in Vermont and the Upper Valley area to help us turn our office into a place that amplifies our creativity, nurtures our passions, and reflects the values of our Institute. Between [...]

What Did We Learn About the New Economy?

Posted by Kindle Loomis, Published: January 7th, 2013

Themes, Questions, and Next Steps from the Vermont’s New Economy Conference Conference attendees discussing complementary currencies at one of the morning’s sessions The Vermont’s New Economy Conference on December 7 brought together 110 individuals from across Vermont and its neighboring communities. Attendees included members of Vermont’s legislature, local business owners, educators, nonprofit employees, and others. After a keynote address by Ellen Brown [...]

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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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