Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: June 6th, 2013
By Sarah Parkinson
The complete text of the original Limits to Growth study is now accessible for free online, thanks to a partnership between the Dartmouth College Library and the Donella Meadows Institute.
The Limits to Growth, originally published in 1972, was a groundbreaking study that modeled the dynamics of our human presence on the planet. The team behind it, led by Donella Meadows, [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: April 30th, 2013
Last Call, a new documentary film, revisits the message of The Limits to Growth and shares a compelling vision of a sustainable future.
It’s been forty years since Donella Meadows and her team at MIT published The Limits to Growth, but their message still needs to be heard–today more than ever. When their groundbreaking book first came out in 1972, the [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: December 14th, 2012
Donella Meadows enjoyed many of the same things during the holidays that so many of us look forward to–time with family and loved ones, good music and good company, giving and sharing, warmth and light. As she wrote to her friends in December 1996, “I’m looking forward to it, the slowdown, the quietness. I light white candles and play beautiful [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: November 6th, 2012
By Sarah Parkinson
Donella Meadows’s writing showed that the American election system is far from perfect, but the privilege of voting is still too important to pass up.
Today, Americans vote to decide the next President in the White House. The voting system is imperfect, but our participation is important. (Image credit: MCS@flickr)
Voting, democracy, elections, and campaign reform were all common themes in Donella [...]
Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 15th, 2012
By Neils Meyer, Alan AtKisson
The Balaton Group is named for Lake Balaton in Hungary, where meetings have been held for most of the past 30 years. In the 1980s, Hungary proved an informally neutral ground between the Soviet bloc and Western nations. (image credit: Zsolt Halasi)
The Balaton Group has been responsible for the creation or accelerated development of a number of innovations in the [...]