Systems Thinking for a Sustainable 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!

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!

Vermont's New Economy

We share numbers and stories from Vermont, each aimed at providing a “sense of the possible” in designing strong and sustainable economies.

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!

New Economy Commentaries

Four commentaries featuring New Economy leaders speaking about innovation in business, investing locally, promoting and measuring true wellbeing.


Thinking in Systems Donella Meadows’s definitive primer on systems and using a systems thinking approach to address root causes and leverage positive change at all scales. More


Food Sovereignty: Solutions are as Interconnected as Problems“People are not hungry in this rich country because there is too little food or money or organization. They are hungry because food, money, and orga... More

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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