Posts Tagged ‘intergenerational’

COP 22: Taking Climate Change Education Seriously

Dominic Stucker, November 29th, 2016
Climate Generation Delegation to COP 22, Marrakech, Morocco Former SLN Intern, Johanna Bozuwa, attended the UN climate change talks, COP 22, in Marrakech as part of an intergenerational delegation for Climate Generation to work on the importance of education, training and capacity building. Moving towards decarbonization presents a paradigmatic shift in our economy, society, and way of life.

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

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

iAct Webinar Highlights: Our Pact for Parks, People and Planet

Dominic Stucker, February 28th, 2015
          Introduction and Gratitude Rebecca Koss presenting during Our Pact webinar The “iAct Dialogues for Sustainability” are interactive, global webinars that inspire intergenerational discussion and collaboration on sustainable planetary futures. Sustainability Leaders Network, Earth Charter International and the IUCN Task Force on Intergenerational Partnership for Sustainability organized a series of webinars in conjunction with the IUCN World Parks Congress (12-19 November 2014 in Sydney,

iAct Webinar Highlights: The New Social Compact

Dominic Stucker, November 1st, 2014
          Introduction and Gratitude Dominic Stucker introducing speakers Nigel Crawhall and Meher Noshirwani The “iAct Dialogues for Sustainability” are interactive, global webinars that inspire intergenerational discussion and collaboration on sustainable planetary futures. Sustainability Leaders Network, Earth Charter International and the IUCN Task Force on Intergenerational Partnership for Sustainability organized a series of webinars in conjunction with the IUCN World Parks Congress (12-19 November 2014

iAct Dialogues for Sustainability: IUCN World Parks Congress Series

Dominic Stucker, July 30th, 2014
We encourage you to participate in the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 iAct Dialogues for Sustainability Series –  youth to elders are all welcome! The iAct Dialogues are interactive, global webinars that inspire intergenerational discussion and collaboration on sustainable planetary futures. Events are being held 16 Oct, 14/15 Nov and 11 Dec 2014. Links to live webinars: www.tinyurl.com/iActWebinar Flyer

Initiate your own “iAct Dialogues for Sustainability” webinar with us!

Dominic Stucker, January 18th, 2014
Has your organization wanted to host an online webinar in the past, but lacked the necessary online platform and facilitation support? Well you need to wait no longer! We encourage you to co-design and sponsor your own global, intergenerational webinar on a key sustainability, systems change or leadership topic with us. Sustainability Leaders Network, in collaboration

Featured Fellows: System Change Makers

Dominic Stucker, November 26th, 2013
Photo by Huma Beg At a recent workshop, we heard stories about the inspiring work that Fellows and close partners are doing around the world. Here are examples from Pakistan, India, and the United States that span democratizing national-level development, incubating urban food gardens and saving a watershed from mining impacts. Huma Beg  is poised to launch her

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

iAct Webinar Highlights: Development and Conservation Conflict

Dominic Stucker, August 6th, 2013
Roger Crofts on Key Development and Conservation Questions Sponsored and co-designed with the Sibthorp Trust in the United Kingdom, this iAct Dialogue for Sustainability webinar on Development and Conservation Conflict focused on conceptualising the bigger picture while developing a vision for the future. Webinar speakers and 30 participants identified key challenges and questions, and proposed solutions for increasing

School’s in Session at Vilicus Farms

Dominic Stucker, July 30th, 2013
Apprentices D’Anna and Nate, June 2013 By Taylor Knoop, Sustainability Leaders Network Fellows have been active this summer in engaging younger generations as interns, providing a way for the sustainability community to expand and strengthen. Fellow Anna Jones-Crabtree and her husband, Doug, own and run Vilicus Farms, a 1,280 acre organic operation in Havre, Montana. They have welcomed Nathan, a 21 year old

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,

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

Partnering Kids with Horses

Dominic Stucker, December 21st, 2011
Maeve on Horse-Drawn Plow Stephen Leslie originally published this article in the 2011 Fall edition of the Small Farmer’s Journal. Reprinted with permission. Stephen runs our Farmers Apprenticeship. At Cedar Mountain Farm, we have been hosting school groups for more than a decade. In recent years many of these visits have been under the auspices of the Farm

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