Archive for the ‘Tributes to Dana’ Category

Donella Meadows – A Tribute

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: July 1st, 2001

By Leon Kolankiewicz~ This past February, one of the guiding lights of the movement for an environmentally sustainable society, nation, and planet was abruptly extinguished. Donella Meadows, 59, died in New Hampshire after a brief but hard-fought struggle with cerebral meningitis. Donella H. Meadows was born March 13, 1941 in Elgin, Illinois. She was educated in the sciences, earning a B.A. in chemistry [...]

Tribute to Dana Meadows

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 22nd, 2001

By Hannah Jacobs ~Environmental Studies major, Dartmouth College~ I grew up with the words of Dana Meadows. Published faithfully each week in the Keene Sentinel, the newspaper of the town where I went to school, her writing was a source of hope and inspiration to the community. My high school graduation gift was two books by Dana, and now that I am [...]

Tribute to Dana Meadows

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 22nd, 2001

By Amory Lovins ~Rocky Mountain Institute~ A biologist, perhaps E.O. Wilson, noted that bees, ants, and termites, though not very smart individually, display high intelligence collectively–and then he added, “People seem just the opposite.” Dana was an exception. She was one of those promising specimens that’s turning up more and more often in the search for intelligent life on earth–one of those much higher [...]

Sustainability

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 22nd, 2001

By Alan AtKisson ~Words and Music © 1998 by Alan AtKisson~ Like a boat that sails us home Like a star that leads us on The compass we’re steering by A place that we someday hope to see Sustainability We can save the things we love before they’re gone Sustainability Let the beauty of the Earth live on and on For generations It’s a science and an art It’s a dream in [...]

Tribute to Dana Meadows

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 22nd, 2001

By Philip Rice ~Cobb Hill Co-Housing~ My name is Phil Rice and today I’d like to talk about my experience of Dana as a fellow member of a project to create an eco-village called Cobb Hill Co-housing. Occasionally before she falls asleep, my 3 1/2 year old daughter asks: “Daddy, what did Dana do?” A good question. For the bedtime ritual her answer is: “She [...]

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