Posts Tagged ‘leadership’

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.

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

Cabot Creamery Wins US Dairy Sustainability Award and Achieves B-Corp Certification

Dominic Stucker, May 30th, 2016
The Cabot sustainability team and Cooperative dairy farmers at the award ceremony in Chicago, Illinois, May 2016 (photo courtesy of Alyssa Schukar Photography)* The sustainability efforts of Cabot Creamery Cooperative, directed by Donella Meadows Fellow Jed Davis, have been recognized at the national level with the winning of the US Dairy Sustainability Award. In this news

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

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,

Live from the White House: Fellow Susi Moser Helps Launch National Climate Assessment

Dominic Stucker, May 11th, 2014
Susi Moser at White House. Still from C-SPAN video. Fellow Susi Moser contributed to the launch of the 3rd US National Climate Assessment at the White House on May 6. Among a team of over 300 experts, she was Convening Lead Author for the Coastal Zone Development and Ecosystems chapter. The launch was streamed live and recorded by C-SPAN. On a

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

Active Hope Workshop with Joanna Macy

Dominic Stucker, October 30th, 2013
Joanna Macy and Edie Farwell; photo by Huma Beg Read the full workshop report here. The seed for this year’s Donella Meadows Leadership Fellows Workshop with Joanna Macy was planted by Fellows attending our annual workshop two years ago at the Cobb Hill ecovillage in Vermont. In spite of increasing good work occurring in the world, participants

Replacing Oil with Oats

Dominic Stucker, May 30th, 2013
Stephen Leslie plows on a spring morning. By Taylor Knoop. By Taylor Knoop and Edie Farwell Stephen Leslie has linked his background in art and seven years as a Benedictine monk by sculpting and harvesting the earth. Using sustainable practices. Stephen and his wife Kerry Gawalt make their livelihood farming Cedar Mountain Farm, located on the Cobb

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

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

Awakening and Expanding Our Conception of Leadership: Weaving Networks for Sustainability

Dominic Stucker, August 22nd, 2012
The Children in Nature Collaborative’s “Natural Learning Project” encourages unstructured play and opening of the senses to connect with the landscape and natural materials. Fellow Mary Roscoe of the Children in Nature Collaborative is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and offers these reflections on leadership and network weaving. Through a personal case study, she

Announcing Leadership Programs with Peter Senge and SoL Colleagues

Dominic Stucker, August 6th, 2012
Sustainability Leaders Network is pleased to share with you the following leadership workshops from our partner, the Society for Organizational Learning (SoL). Please click on the links below for more information or to download registration forms. See a short video of Peter Senge, Founding Chair of SoL, speaking about these programs. Executive Champions’ Workshop, August 14-17,

Volvo Adventure Calls for Young Applicants: Projects for the Environment

Dominic Stucker, July 23rd, 2012
Reef Rangers team member planting trees to prevent coastal erosion. 2012 finalists. The Volvo Adventure – in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program – is an educational program that rewards environmental activities and the decision-makers of the future. To enter, form a team of 2 to 5 members aged 13 to 16 (at competition opening

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,

The Future We Want: Workshop Report

Dominic Stucker, May 28th, 2012
Fellow Chris Page recently spent a weekend at the spectacular Esalen Institute in Big Sur, teaching a workshop on systems thinking and sustainable business to a diverse and enthusiastic group. She writes: We dove into basic loops, discussed what it means to be a sustainable business, puzzled over John Sterman’s bathtub exercise… and then took a break

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

From ‘Limits to Growth’ to ‘Life Beyond Growth’

Dominic Stucker, March 7th, 2012
By Dominic Stucker, Program Manager at Sustainability Leaders Network. This piece also appeared in the March 2012 issue of The Systems Thinker. Celebrating the Publication of Limits to Growth The Club of Rome and the Smithsonian Institute hosted the symposium Perspectives on Limits to Growth: Challenges to Building a Sustainable Planet in Washington, DC on March 1 to celebrate the 40th anniversary

First New England Fellows Regional Gathering

Dominic Stucker, February 28th, 2012
Some of the hikers: Jay Mead, Phil Rice, Virginia Farley, Lynn Stoddard, and Jed Davis. In the first event of its kind, New England Dana Meadows Fellows convened a regional gathering on February 17 at Cobb Hill. The event was designed for Fellows to reconnect, meet Fellows across cohorts, exchange information about regional sustainability projects, explore

Fellows Collaboration in Indonesia

Dominic Stucker, December 28th, 2011
Yoga Retreat in Bandung led by Nirmala Nair, December 2011 After many years of work-related travels, Fellow Nirmala Nair of South Africa decided to take a vacation to Bali.  She writes: “As always, when one is open and ready to take on the opportunities coming one’s way, there is an effortless grace about events that unfold.”

October 2011 Fellows Network Seminar

Dominic Stucker, October 14th, 2011
Participants in the 3-7 October 2011 workshop at Cobb Hill Cohousing represented six countries and the non-profit, business, and government sectors. Speakers included Beth Sawin and Phil Rice of Climate Interactive; Virginia Farley and colleagues of the Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park; Karabi Acharya of Ashoka Changemakers; and Jonathan Halperin of Designing Sustainability. In photo: (top left) Elaine Kohrman, Trista Patterson,