Posts Tagged ‘capacity building’

SLN Makes Top 200 in MacArthur 100&Change Competition!

Dominic Stucker, May 21st, 2017
We are pleased to share that SLN’s proposal on “Bringing Carbon Home: Systems Thinking to Reverse Climate Change” was ranked in the top 200 in the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition. With over 800 submissions in all, this recognition is significant and speaks to the power of the Fellows Network and everyone’s excellent, ongoing work and collaboration.

Innovation in Montana: The First Generation of Mid-Scale Organic Farming

Dominic Stucker, June 15th, 2015
Fellow Anna Jones-Crabtree and her husband became first generation, mid-scale organic farmers when they started their dryland Vilicus Farms in rural Montana in 2009. Vilicus is Latin for ‘steward of the land.’ The challenges have included severe climate change impacts, particularly drought, balancing full time jobs off the farm to ensure cash flow and standing

iAct Webinar Highlights: The New Social Compact

Dominic Stucker, November 1st, 2014
          Introduction and Gratitude Dominic Stucker introducing speakers Nigel Crawhall and Meher Noshirwani The “iAct Dialogues for Sustainability” are interactive, global webinars that inspire intergenerational discussion and collaboration on sustainable planetary futures. Sustainability Leaders Network, Earth Charter International and the IUCN Task Force on Intergenerational Partnership for Sustainability organized a series of webinars in conjunction with the IUCN World Parks Congress (12-19 November 2014

Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Management

Dominic Stucker, August 30th, 2014
Taking a systems approach inspired by Donella Meadows, Fellow Dominic Stucker and Elena Lopez-Gunn co-edited a case study volume for Earthscan / Routledge entitled “Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Management: Capacity, Equity and Sustainability.” The project received seed funding from Brown University and involved 45 early career and senior contributors from across disciplines and

iAct Dialogues for Sustainability: IUCN World Parks Congress Series

Dominic Stucker, July 30th, 2014
We encourage you to participate in the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 iAct Dialogues for Sustainability Series –  youth to elders are all welcome! The iAct Dialogues are interactive, global webinars that inspire intergenerational discussion and collaboration on sustainable planetary futures. Events are being held 16 Oct, 14/15 Nov and 11 Dec 2014. Links to live webinars: www.tinyurl.com/iActWebinar Flyer

Vision-Built: A Sustainability Center in Indonesia

Dominic Stucker, March 27th, 2014
Inspired, in part, by her time as a Donella Meadows Leadership Fellow at Cobb Hill Ecovillage in Vermont, Any Sulistyowati developed a vision for her own sustainability training center and community in the forests above Bandung, Indonesia. She created this quilt of her vision during one of her Fellows workshops: Any’s Vision Using sustainable, mostly second-hand materials,

Initiate your own “iAct Dialogues for Sustainability” webinar with us!

Dominic Stucker, January 18th, 2014
Has your organization wanted to host an online webinar in the past, but lacked the necessary online platform and facilitation support? Well you need to wait no longer! We encourage you to co-design and sponsor your own global, intergenerational webinar on a key sustainability, systems change or leadership topic with us. Sustainability Leaders Network, in collaboration

Biomimicry Curriculum Attracts World-wide Attention

Dominic Stucker, December 17th, 2013
By Huma Beg, Mill Valley, California, 2013 Sustainability Leaders Network created and piloted an open source, semester-long class Learning from Nature: A Course in Biomimicry. Since the curriculum and supporting materials were posted to our website on Earth Day in April 2013, educators and learners from across the United States and from Colombia, India, Latvia, Norway, Sierra

Active Hope Workshop with Joanna Macy

Dominic Stucker, October 30th, 2013
Joanna Macy and Edie Farwell; photo by Huma Beg Read the full workshop report here. The seed for this year’s Donella Meadows Leadership Fellows Workshop with Joanna Macy was planted by Fellows attending our annual workshop two years ago at the Cobb Hill ecovillage in Vermont. In spite of increasing good work occurring in the world, participants

Furthering a Passion: Film and Animation

Dominic Stucker, August 20th, 2013
By Taylor Knoop, Sustainability Leaders Network Intern Sitting on the porch of Edie Farwell’s house at Cobb Hill Eco-Village, Vermont, I am at least sheltered from the sun, if not the thick, muggy air. Across from me sits 16-year-old Danyaal Beg, son of Pakistani Donella Meadows Leadership Fellow, Huma Mustafa Beg. He has traveled here to

iAct Webinar Highlights: Development and Conservation Conflict

Dominic Stucker, August 6th, 2013
Roger Crofts on Key Development and Conservation Questions Sponsored and co-designed with the Sibthorp Trust in the United Kingdom, this iAct Dialogue for Sustainability webinar on Development and Conservation Conflict focused on conceptualising the bigger picture while developing a vision for the future. Webinar speakers and 30 participants identified key challenges and questions, and proposed solutions for increasing

School’s in Session at Vilicus Farms

Dominic Stucker, July 30th, 2013
Apprentices D’Anna and Nate, June 2013 By Taylor Knoop, Sustainability Leaders Network Fellows have been active this summer in engaging younger generations as interns, providing a way for the sustainability community to expand and strengthen. Fellow Anna Jones-Crabtree and her husband, Doug, own and run Vilicus Farms, a 1,280 acre organic operation in Havre, Montana. They have welcomed Nathan, a 21 year old

Learning from Nature: A Course in Biomimicry

Dominic Stucker, March 30th, 2013
By Agnieszka Rawa and Amalia Souza; photo by Clemens Kalischer (c) 2009 An open-source curriculum by Sustainability Leaders Network designed to strengthen and inform the biomimicry movement among educators and learners locally and around the world. The more our world functions like the natural world, the more likely we are to endure on this home that is

Visioning and Systems Session Offered in Webinar for Young Global Leaders

Dominic Stucker, November 1st, 2012
SLN Core Team member, Dominic Stucker, was invited by Earth Charter International and Youth Action for Change to design and lead a session on “Visioning and Systems Thinking for Local Sustainability Projects” as part of the semester-long, online course Youth Leadership, Sustainability, and Ethics.  The 1.5-hour session was held on 23 October and attended by 15

Fellow Mike Dupee Helping Increase Food Security among Coffee Growers

Dominic Stucker, October 9th, 2012
Coffee farming family, Central America. From video “After the Harvest,” produced by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. Today, Andrew Revkin of the New York Times featured an article by Fellow Mike Dupee, Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, in the Dot Earth section of the paper: “A Coffee Seller Seeks to Cut

Art of Hosting: Shedding Tears and Building Community Bridges in South Minneapolis

Dominic Stucker, September 28th, 2012
Participants in the Art of Hosting training, south Minneapolis Fellow Jerry Nagel, Co-Founder of the Meadowlark Institute, reflects that: Since my experience of co-learning and co-creation during my time as a Fellow at Cobb Hill, much has happened. Deep learning journeys into work and life. I have become a Global Steward in the Art of Hosting Community

Announcing Leadership Programs with Peter Senge and SoL Colleagues

Dominic Stucker, August 6th, 2012
Sustainability Leaders Network is pleased to share with you the following leadership workshops from our partner, the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL). Please click on the links below for more information or to download registration forms. See a short video of Peter Senge, Founding Chair of SoL, speaking about these programs. Executive Champions’ Workshop, August 14-17,

Summering in Sustainability – My Internship

Dominic Stucker, July 27th, 2012
Path through Cobb Hill For two months, I have followed the road past Cobb Hill’s cows and chickens and walked between abundant flowers on the trail up to Edie Farwell’s front door, the Director of Sustainability Leaders Network (SLN). I don’t think any other intern in the world has a more pleasant walk to work. When

Volvo Adventure Calls for Young Applicants: Projects for the Environment

Dominic Stucker, July 23rd, 2012
Reef Rangers team member planting trees to prevent coastal erosion. 2012 finalists. The Volvo Adventure – in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program – is an educational program that rewards environmental activities and the decision-makers of the future. To enter, form a team of 2 to 5 members aged 13 to 16 (at competition opening

The Future We Want: Workshop Report

Dominic Stucker, May 28th, 2012
Fellow Chris Page recently spent a weekend at the spectacular Esalen Institute in Big Sur, teaching a workshop on systems thinking and sustainable business to a diverse and enthusiastic group. She writes: We dove into basic loops, discussed what it means to be a sustainable business, puzzled over John Sterman’s bathtub exercise… and then took a break

First New England Fellows Regional Gathering

Dominic Stucker, February 28th, 2012
Some of the hikers: Jay Mead, Phil Rice, Virginia Farley, Lynn Stoddard, and Jed Davis. In the first event of its kind, New England Dana Meadows Fellows convened a regional gathering on February 17 at Cobb Hill. The event was designed for Fellows to reconnect, meet Fellows across cohorts, exchange information about regional sustainability projects, explore

Fellow Angela Park in Audubon Magazine on Diversity in the Environmental Field

Dominic Stucker, February 14th, 2012
Fellow Angela Park was featured in an Audubon Magazine article, Facing the Future, by Barry Yeoman. The article’s header is: “While environmental groups often work toward preserving biodiversity in ecosystems, many are now grappling with trying to figure out how to diversify their own ranks.” Her interview for the article is articulate and powerful, making

The Future We Want: A Systems Approach to Growing Sustainable Business

Dominic Stucker, January 14th, 2012
Esalen Institute Coast Come to the world-renowned Esalen Institute from May 18-20, 2012, on the scenic northern California coast near Big Sur, for a dynamic, interactive workshop on systems thinking and sustainable business. Led by Christina Page, Dana Fellows Cohort #1 and Global Director of Energy and Sustainability Strategy for Yahoo!, the workshop will feature best practices

Fellows Collaboration in Indonesia

Dominic Stucker, December 28th, 2011
Yoga Retreat in Bandung led by Nirmala Nair, December 2011 After many years of work-related travels, Fellow Nirmala Nair of South Africa decided to take a vacation to Bali.  She writes: “As always, when one is open and ready to take on the opportunities coming one’s way, there is an effortless grace about events that unfold.”

October 2011 Fellows Network Seminar

Dominic Stucker, October 14th, 2011
Participants in the 3-7 October 2011 workshop at Cobb Hill Cohousing represented six countries and the non-profit, business, and government sectors. Speakers included Beth Sawin and Phil Rice of Climate Interactive; Virginia Farley and colleagues of the Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park; Karabi Acharya of Ashoka Changemakers; and Jonathan Halperin of Designing Sustainability. In photo: (top left) Elaine Kohrman, Trista Patterson,