Designing Systems for a Sustainable and Desirable World

New Economy Week 2014


New Economy Week 2014 will showcase creative initiatives to build a more sustainable, equitable, and value-driven economy across Vermont. Get involved!

Donella Meadows Film Project


We're creating an inspiring, empowering film to share Dana's vision and approach with a new generation of leaders. Help us tell her story by contributing photos, letters, and other media!

Mission + Vision


Both our Legacy and Sustainable Economies work is rooted in Donella Meadows's leadership towards a more sustainable world. We are guided by her values of caring, visioning, and speaking truth to power.

Limits to Growth Online


Thanks to a partnership with Dartmouth's Rauner Library, the entire 1972 Limits to Growth study is now freely available online!

Last Call Screenings


We have organized three local screenings of Last Call, a new documentary about Limits to Growth and shifting existing paradigms. Contact us to organize a screening in your community!

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT

Kylie's Recommended Reading Our intern Kylie curated a collection of her favorite timeless, under-the-radar Dana wisdom. More

GLOBAL CITIZEN BLOG

Putting the New Economy in ContextThree weeks ago I joined more than three hundred thousand people at the People's Climate March in NYC. As we anxiously waited to start marching, a wav... More

Putting the New Economy in Context

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About DMI

Since its founding in 1996 by environmental leader Donella Meadows, our Institute has been at the forefront of sustainability thinking and training. Our initiatives have addressed economic, environmental, and social challenges from a range of angles and at many levels. In everything we do, the disciplines of systems thinking and organizational learning inform and shape our work. It is this focus on whole-system analysis, combined with careful listening, truth telling, and visioning, that make the Donella Meadows Institute unique among sustainability organizations.  Read More