Posts Tagged ‘economy’

Helping Safeguard the Great Bear Rainforest Wins the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award

Dominic Stucker, October 15th, 2016
Valerie Langer (Stand.Earth), Nicole Rycroft (Canopy), Allegra Fuller (BFI), and Edie Farwell (SLN) at the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award ceremony, October 2016 Donella Meadows Fellow Valerie Langer, Strategic Projects Director at Stand.Earth (formerly ForestEthics), was a lead member of a multi-stakeholder coalition involving government, First Nations, environmental groups, and logging companies that successfully safeguarded the Great

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

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

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,

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

Justin Maxson Featured in Grist Magazine

Dominic Stucker, December 14th, 2011
Justin Maxson featured in Grist Magazine, December 2011 Fellow Justin Maxson was featured as a “Change Gang” member in Grist Magazine in December 2011.  Change Gang members are “people who are leading change on the ground toward a more sustainable society and a greener planet.” The article, Justin Maxson: An Appalachian trailblazer for sustainability, was written by Andrew

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 –