Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 1st, 2015
We live in a world of remarkable, adaptable, complex systems. They are inside of us and all around us, from the tiny system of a single cell to the vast systems of the world’s oceans and our global communications networks.
Systems can be examined by zooming in to look closely at their stocks and flows and other component parts, or by [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 7th, 2014
Three 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 wave of silence spread from person to person up 60 blocks from the front of the crowd. Our thoughts went out to people from the Andes, arctic regions, and island nations who already have [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: September 29th, 2014
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 [...]
Posted by Kylie Flanagan, Published: August 15th, 2014
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 [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: July 1st, 2014
“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 organizations are not used for the purpose of once-and-for-all ending hunger. What is lacking is public commitment, or as some call it, political will.”
–Donella Meadows, 1986, Hands Across White River Junction
Kylie gleaning carrots with Willing [...]