Posts Tagged ‘climate change’

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.

Cabot Creamery Wins US Dairy Sustainability Award and Achieves B-Corp Certification

Dominic Stucker, May 30th, 2016
The Cabot sustainability team and Cooperative dairy farmers at the award ceremony in Chicago, Illinois, May 2016 (photo courtesy of Alyssa Schukar Photography)* The sustainability efforts of Cabot Creamery Cooperative, directed by Donella Meadows Fellow Jed Davis, have been recognized at the national level with the winning of the US Dairy Sustainability Award. In this news

Nexus in Bhutan: Soil, Water, Land, Farming and Climate Resilient Local Ecosystems

Dominic Stucker, December 13th, 2015
Nirmala at a community meeting in Bhutan For much of 2015, Fellow Nirmala Nair worked in Bhutan as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP’s) National Adaptation Program of Action II (NAPA II), a project carried out by the National Environment Commission (NEC) of Bhutan. The project is being implemented by the Tarayana Foundation

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

A Diverse Community at the People’s Climate March, New York City

Dominic Stucker, September 21st, 2014
By Johanna Bozuwa, Earth Day Network and former SLN Intern “Take action now!” “Our future, our choice.” Signs and energy surrounded me as I readied myself on 77th Street and Central Park West for the People’s Climate March. Laughs echoed from kids dancing to drums while volunteers held out posters for us to hold. We were marching in

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

“Restore My Climate” Video by Jenna Rice Wins Third Place in National Competition

Dominic Stucker, June 30th, 2014
“My name is Jenna Rice and I live in a small town in Vermont. I am a homeschool student in my junior year focusing on learning about farming and sustainable agriculture. I am doing things like growing a garden, training a team of oxen, and working on a small farm. I made the video below for

Live from the White House: Fellow Susi Moser Helps Launch National Climate Assessment

Dominic Stucker, May 11th, 2014
Susi Moser at White House. Still from C-SPAN video. Fellow Susi Moser contributed to the launch of the 3rd US National Climate Assessment at the White House on May 6. Among a team of over 300 experts, she was Convening Lead Author for the Coastal Zone Development and Ecosystems chapter. The launch was streamed live and recorded by C-SPAN. On a

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

Featured Fellow: Maria Latumahina

Dominic Stucker, May 14th, 2012
Maria Latumahina, Civil Society and Forest Advocate Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia Maria’s vision is that, by the end of the century, no tree in West Papua, Indonesia be cut without a replacement being planted. Through her previous work as founder and director of the Papua Civil Society Support Foundation and presently as consultant to the Climate Change Unit

Featured Fellow: Tim Brown

Dominic Stucker, December 7th, 2011
Tim Brown, Renewable Energy Entrepreneur Illinois, USA Tim is the president of Wabashco, LLC, a green investment project development firm located in Chicago, Illinois, and is principal of Forest Hill Energy, LLC. Tim is developing a portfolio of renewable energy projects in the Midwest. His current work includes removal of methane – a potent greenhouse gas –

Youth Engagement and Intergenerational Partnership

Dominic Stucker, November 21st, 2011
Dominic Stucker speaking on youth engagement at conference in New Zealand, January 2011 Core Team member Dominic Stucker, in his former work with Earth Charter International and now volunteering on the Steering Committee for IUCN‘s Commission on Education and Communication, has (co)written several pieces on youth engagement and intergenerational partnership: We’re in This Together: Five reasons why young people are needed to solve

Featured Fellow: Huma Beg

Dominic Stucker, November 14th, 2011
Huma Beg, Foundation Director and Documentary Producer Islamabad, Pakistan Through Serendip – the media and communications company she founded with her husband – Fellow Huma Beg has created hundreds of documentaries on all issues of development and poverty alleviation, including frontline flood impacts in her country. Especially in the last two years, some 7 million people have

Student Taylor Knoop Raising $11,000 for Ladakhi Village

Dominic Stucker, November 7th, 2011
Village of Ursi, Ladakh by Taylor Knoop This article was written by Elizabeth McNamera and posted on the EastGreenwichPatch on November 3, 2011. Reposted with permission. She spent last semester there; the money would be used to provide a consistent water source for crops. Taylor Knoop looks like a regular teenager. She’s medium height, with bright eyes, fair

Cobb Hill Harvest Celebration: Keynote Address

Dominic Stucker, October 28th, 2011
By Stephen Leslie. Speech given at Cobb Hill Harvest Celebration, October 19, 2011. Introduction I was not born into the farming life. A child of suburbia, I came into agriculture by a circuitous route and did not start farming fulltime until I was 31 years old. As a young adult I attended art school and then soon after