Posts Tagged ‘community’

Funding Social and Environmental Justice in Brazil is Recognized as an Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize Finalist

Dominic Stucker, July 12th, 2016
Amalia Souza, Donella Meadows Fellow and Co-Founder and Director of the CASA Socio-Environmental Fund in Brazil, was nominated as one of 7 worldwide finalists for the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize in 2016. The prize recognizes individuals who work for the development of philanthropy for progressive social change in emerging market countries. CASA’s purpose is to

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

Aerial Forest Adventure Park: A Place to Learn and Grow

Dominic Stucker, October 15th, 2015
Fellow Lynn Stoddard and her husband created an aerial forest adventure park in northeast Connecticut, USA. Since 2012, they have been offering a safe and supportive natural environment for people to solve problems, experience team building, try and often accomplish new things and build self-confidence. The park offers a fun and healthy family environment and

Finding Empowerment in South Asia

Dominic Stucker, September 15th, 2015
By Taylor Knoop, former SLN Intern and senior at College of Wooster, Ohio Last summer I received a fellowship to compare the micro-finance efforts of a large-scale organization in Bangladesh to a smaller, more holistic organization in Nepal. It was beyond fascinating to compare the two methods towards female economic independence, and it left me wishing we

WealthWorks: Reframing the Economy for Sustainability

Dominic Stucker, August 15th, 2015
Fellow Shanna Ratner is a lead developer for WealthWorks, a 21st-century approach to local and regional economic development that brings together and connects a community’s assets to meet market demand in ways that build livelihoods that last. WealthWorks was designed for people, firms and places of all sizes, shapes and success levels. There are three

Pakistan Leading Change: Empowering People for the Common Good

Dominic Stucker, April 15th, 2015
The Ministry of Change (MC) is a social networking platform for empowering and connecting change makers in Pakistan to engage in projects – financially, physically and socially – changing the lives of citizens everywhere. Founder Fellow Huma Beg says the goal is to bring together people with ideas, organizations with projects and donors and volunteers

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

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,

Biomimicry-Inspired Project in Colombia

Dominic Stucker, September 5th, 2013
“I am from Manzanillo and I would like to be a bird because they constantly travel and know the ecosystem.” Inspired by our open-sourced Learning from Nature: A Course in Biomimicry curriculum, Viviana Mourra and Dolany Acuña of Ecoprogreso in Colombia initiated a youth-focused project on connecting local people more closely with nature. Viviana, Director of Ecoprogreso writes: Dominic, this biomimicry

Featured Fellow Sarah K. Khan: Future of Food

Dominic Stucker, July 30th, 2013
Sarah K. Khan in Bamako, Mali, 2012 Edited by Taylor Knoop, Sustainability Leaders Network Intern Sarah K. Khan talks about the future of food by understanding the past. She researches, writes abouts, and documents the migration of people, plants, cultures and ideas. Sarah uses multimedia tools — words, audio, photographs and video — to express her stories.

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