Posts Tagged ‘creativity’

“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

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

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

Edie Farwell Leads Biomimicry Workshop at Wellborn Ecology Conference

Dominic Stucker, June 21st, 2013
SLN Director Edie Farwell was invited to lead an interactive session on our biomimicry curriculum at the Wellborn Ecology Fund’s annual conference in Meriden, New Hampshire on June 20. The development of the curriculum had been supported in part by the Fund. Focused on the Upper Valley in New Hampshire and Vermont, the purpose of the conference

Article on the Art of Sustainability in SoL Reflections Journal

Dominic Stucker, August 9th, 2012
Dominic Stucker and Johanna Bozuwa wrote an article highlighting Jay Mead‘s pioneering work in the “art of sustainability” for the Society for Organizational Learning‘s (SoL’s) Reflections Journal.  The abstract for the article “The Art of Sustainability: Creative Expression as a Tool for Social Change” summarizes: Much of the work to date on sustainability has relied on

Rio+20 Youth Voice: Action for the Future

Dominic Stucker, June 27th, 2012
Kiara Worth of South Africa, representing the UN Major Group for Children and Youth, gave this collaboratively-written speech expressing the feelings and aspirations of youth at the end of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Undeterred by the weak governmental agreement coming out of the meeting, the speech emphasizes the need for intergenerational cooperation,

Systems Thinking through Art in Nature

Dominic Stucker, April 14th, 2012
Art pieces by Jay Mead, Michaelyn Bachhuber, Nirmala Nair, and Dominic Stucker By Dominic Stucker, Program Manager at Sustainability Leaders Network. Systems thinking and creativity are essential for bringing about the transition to sustainability. Systems thinking helps us assemble diverse stakeholders to better understand the integrated economic, social, and environmental systems we seek to change. Creativity and art help

Jay Mead on Ken Robinson’s TED Talk “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”

Dominic Stucker, January 28th, 2012
In looking at what Ken Robinson says about creativity and how schools are currently killing this natural part of our being, it’s clear that he, along with other visionaries, believe that this industrial model of education no longer serves us. He states that “creativity is as important as literacy,” and that we should be cultivating