Posts Tagged ‘water’

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

Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Management

Dominic Stucker, August 30th, 2014
Taking a systems approach inspired by Donella Meadows, Fellow Dominic Stucker and Elena Lopez-Gunn co-edited a case study volume for Earthscan / Routledge entitled “Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Management: Capacity, Equity and Sustainability.” The project received seed funding from Brown University and involved 45 early career and senior contributors from across disciplines and

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

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

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

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

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 –

Student Taylor Knoop Raising $11,000 for Ladakhi Village

Dominic Stucker, November 7th, 2011
Village of Ursi, Ladakh by Taylor Knoop This article was written by Elizabeth McNamera and posted on the EastGreenwichPatch on November 3, 2011. Reposted with permission. She spent last semester there; the money would be used to provide a consistent water source for crops. Taylor Knoop looks like a regular teenager. She’s medium height, with bright eyes, fair