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Investing in our Values

Posted by Marta Ceroni, Published: October 29th, 2015

12141080_1125777864116306_8883711449822235318_o Vermont’s Third New Economy Week (Oct 10-17) celebrated the steps communities have taken to strengthen local food networks, small businesses and renewable energy. It was also a time to consider what Donella Meadows once wrote, “if we human beings are ever going to live in happiness and harmony with each other and with the natural world, we will have to [...]

Fish, Farmers & The New Economy

Posted by Marta Ceroni, Published: October 2nd, 2015

11889946_1469364236702931_7850228947266797887_o  “I try to base my life on the idea of self sufficiency- there is just enough for everyone and not one bit more. There is enough for generosity but not waste”                                                           –Donella [...]

Poverty, the Meaning of Life, and Six-Year-Olds

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: July 9th, 2015

096_cropped By Jessica Caron I’m so excited to be interning at the Donella Meadows Institute this summer- I’ll be taking classes for my Dartmouth sophomore summer as well, and it’s wonderful to be able to, each afternoon after classes, cross the Connecticut River into a new state and do something that really matters in the world. Four summers ago, I went to the Dominican [...]

Vermont Works Towards Sustainable Local Economies

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: September 29th, 2014

Farmers Market During the second annual New Economy Week, communities across Vermont will celebrate new approaches to food, energy, business, and finance that strive for wellbeing over growth. Vermont has emerged as a national leader in the New Economy movement, a people-driven approach to achieving prosperous communities, successful businesses, and healthy environments. Whereas the traditional economy strives for profits and material growth, the [...]

Dana: teacher, mentor, friend, pillar, beacon, guiding star

Posted by Kylie Flanagan, Published: August 15th, 2014

A peek inside Dana's journal reveals brilliant writing as well as dried flowers from her garden. Dana Meadows (58) — tall, graying, very opinionated, restless, energetic, always starting more projects than she can finish, wildly idealistic and visionary, generally cheerful except when angry at the state of the world. Teaches part time at Dartmouth, writes stuff, tries to direct the Sustainability Institute, knits socks incessantly (hey, it makes long community meetings tolerable!), plays classical music on [...]

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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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