Posts Tagged ‘youth’

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.

Aerial Forest Adventure Park: A Place to Learn and Grow

Dominic Stucker, October 15th, 2015
Fellow Lynn Stoddard and her husband created an aerial forest adventure park in northeast Connecticut, USA. Since 2012, they have been offering a safe and supportive natural environment for people to solve problems, experience team building, try and often accomplish new things and build self-confidence. The park offers a fun and healthy family environment and

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 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

“Restore My Climate” Video by Jenna Rice Wins Third Place in National Competition

Dominic Stucker, June 30th, 2014
“My name is Jenna Rice and I live in a small town in Vermont. I am a homeschool student in my junior year focusing on learning about farming and sustainable agriculture. I am doing things like growing a garden, training a team of oxen, and working on a small farm. I made the video below for

Biomimicry Breathes Life into Science Education: A Free Toolkit

Dominic Stucker, May 17th, 2014
SLN’s Learning from Nature: A Course in Biomimicry has been featured in a fantastic new resource for K-12 educators developed and compiled by the Biomimicry Institute. The free digital flipbook, called Biomimicry in Youth Education, is filled with more than 80 nature-inspired lesson plans, activities, and videos geared to K-12 educators. Biomimicry is an approach to sustainable innovation

Bringing a Biomimicry Perspective to Environmental Education

Dominic Stucker, April 4th, 2014
Leaves by Huma Beg At the Vermont State-Wide Environmental Education Programs (SWEEP) Spring Gathering on March 20, Edie Farwell presented on the open source Biomimicry curriculum that SLN developed last year in partnership with The Sharon Academy. The audience was comprised of educators who teach with an environmental sensitivity and focus, all who emphasize getting students outside

Vision-Built: A Sustainability Center in Indonesia

Dominic Stucker, March 27th, 2014
Inspired, in part, by her time as a Donella Meadows Leadership Fellow at Cobb Hill Ecovillage in Vermont, Any Sulistyowati developed a vision for her own sustainability training center and community in the forests above Bandung, Indonesia. She created this quilt of her vision during one of her Fellows workshops: Any’s Vision Using sustainable, mostly second-hand materials,

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

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

Visioning and Systems Session Offered in Webinar for Young Global Leaders

Dominic Stucker, November 1st, 2012
SLN Core Team member, Dominic Stucker, was invited by Earth Charter International and Youth Action for Change to design and lead a session on “Visioning and Systems Thinking for Local Sustainability Projects” as part of the semester-long, online course Youth Leadership, Sustainability, and Ethics.  The 1.5-hour session was held on 23 October and attended by 15

Summering in Sustainability – My Internship

Dominic Stucker, July 27th, 2012
Path through Cobb Hill For two months, I have followed the road past Cobb Hill’s cows and chickens and walked between abundant flowers on the trail up to Edie Farwell’s front door, the Director of Sustainability Leaders Network (SLN). I don’t think any other intern in the world has a more pleasant walk to work. When

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

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.”

Featured Fellow: Huma Beg

Dominic Stucker, November 14th, 2011
Huma Beg, Foundation Director and Documentary Producer Islamabad, Pakistan Through Serendip – the media and communications company she founded with her husband – Fellow Huma Beg has created hundreds of documentaries on all issues of development and poverty alleviation, including frontline flood impacts in her country. Especially in the last two years, some 7 million people have

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