Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 8th, 2014
Challenging the Existing Paradigm—
The message of Limits to Growth is disarmingly simple: we cannot have infinite growth on a finite planet. Earth’s supplies of habitable land, fresh water, arable soil, mineral resources, and more will not be able to continuously satisfy the needs of a rapidly expanding global population and its increasing material demands.
Dennis Meadows addresses the audience at an [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: March 11th, 2014
“When we hear that the Gross National Product has grown, instead of cheering, we should ask exactly what has grown, for whom, at what cost, and at whose expense. Even better, we should work to develop indicators of national progress that reflect more accurately our real value and our real welfare.” —Donella Meadows, 1988
Elizabeth Courtney, author of Greening Vermont, takes [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: December 3rd, 2013
Looking back through our archive of Donella Meadows’s writing, it’s not hard to find examples of thanks. Dana was thankful for the community and environment around her, sentiments which are echoed over and over in her letters and columns.
In November 1994, Dana wrote, “On a farm I can really put my heart into a festival of harvest and thanksgiving. I [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 14th, 2013
We’re excited to announce that we just released Vermont’s New Economy: A look at the New Economy by the numbers.
This new publication is all about injecting new ideas and a “sense of the possible” into our notions of what an economy can be. It envisions an economy that serves our communities, environment, and values—not the other way around.
Already, this New Economy [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 7th, 2013
Randolph, Vermont will host one of the world’s leading community economist as part of the second program in the “Why Build A Local Economy: Community, Engagement, Gratitude” series at the Chandler Center for the Arts on Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m.
This series, sponsored by BALE – Building A Local Economy – and Randolph Area Community Development Corporation, “explores local [...]