Posts Tagged ‘conservation’

New Year’s Resolutions for the Environment

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: January 2nd, 2013

The following piece was written by Donella Meadows and published December 29, 1988. Twenty-four years later, her simple, practical suggestions for what we as individuals can do to contribute to the health of our planet still ring true. The year 2012 was marked as a year of unprecedented environmental disasters, but we can all work to make 2013 the year [...]

Global Voices: Land, Loss, Limits, and a Love of Words

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: July 12th, 2012

By Erik Esselstyn

Esselstyn Family The following essay on the powers that shaped a life–including Donella Meadows’s Limits to Growth–was written by Erik Esselstyn for his Yale 50th Reunion, October 2008. The Esselstyn family photographed in Blue Hill, Maine, 1978. A thousand guiding values thread through our lives. In searching for a theme, some linking thread, that flows through my entire life and ties together my many careers, [...]

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