Donella Meadows Archives

Dear Folks: November 23, 1986

Dear Folks, It’s late on a Sunday night and I’m too tired to be writing this. I just got back from a trip to Washington, interesting but draining. I came home to find only Dennis here, with a nice pot of lentil soup and a cabbage salad ready for me and the woodstoves all fired up and the chores all done. [...]

Creating Local Wealth by Michael Shuman

The following talk by Michael Shuman was presented as the kickoff event of Vermont’s New Economy Week 2013. It explores various ways that communities can invest locally and create wealth and resilience. Michael Shuman is one of the leading experts on community economics. He is the author of numerous books, including Local Dollars, Local Sense:  How to Move Your Money from [...]

Jørgen Randers — Introduction to the Psychology of Climate

The following presentation by Jørgen Randers was recorded at the Psychology of Climate seminar, 28 September 2012. http://www.climatestrategy.org/  

DON’T WORRY, DRIVE ON: Fossil Fools & Fracking Lies

The Post Carbon Institute created the following video to dispel the current misconceptions about the viability of relying on new, “uncoventional” sources of oil such as fracking. As they say in the video, “Yes, there’s still oil in the ground. We just can’t afford it. In broad terms, the peak oil analysts were right. But the fossil fuel industry is [...]

Joanna Macy Interview

As a writer, scholar, educator, and activist, Joanna Macy is a strong voice for peace, equality, and environmental stewardship. The following video highlights some of her ideas about our current society and how we can improve it further.

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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

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