Posts Tagged ‘innovation’

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

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

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

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

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

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,

Embracing Confusion on the Path toward Sustainability: Reflections from Ladakh

Dominic Stucker, April 28th, 2012
Solar panels on a rooftop in Yang-Tang, Ladakh. By Taylor Knoop. By Taylor Knoop, young leader and co-founder of WorldYato. In my community “sustainability” is a catchphrase, an adjective that describes the progressiveness of a building, idea or concept. As a small, upscale suburb of Providence, Rhode Island, my town values the “green” movement, so long as

A Unique Rest Area in Vermont: Young Leaders Reflect on Past Wars and Future Innovation

Dominic Stucker, March 21st, 2012
The Sharon Academy students Rajana Dion and Katie Spencer By Rajana Dion, Katie Spencer, and Dominic Stucker You might not consider a rest area a destination, but rather part of the journey. Edie Farwell of Sustainability Leaders Network sees one particular rest stop in Sharon, Vermont as both. She recently took her Personal Leadership class, one of our Young

Michelle Erickson Launches Consultancy

Dominic Stucker, October 21st, 2011
Erickson Strategies Website Drawing on her professional experience and leadership practices honed as a Fellow, Michelle Erickson launched her own consultancy, Erickson Strategies, in October 2011. Michelle describes her consultancy as: …a boutique consultancy specializing in sustainability, technology, and innovation. We deliver custom, leading-edge solutions in program design, training, and communications. We tailor engagements to our clients’