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Week 2

In Donella H. Meadows’s book “Thinking in Systems: A Primer,” she presents her analysis on systems. In the introduction and first chapter, Meadows dissects systems into elements, interconnections, function, and feedback to offer a better understanding of the mechanics behind systems. 249 more words

A Synopsis: Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update

The following piece is a short synopsis of Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update. The full length book is available at Chelsea Green’s website. 5,557 more words


Oldie but goodie

From systems-thinking theorist Donella Meadows’ eternally epic essay on Leverage Points: where to intervene in a system:

Self-organization is basically a matter of an evolutionary raw material — a highly variable stock of information from which to select possible patterns — and a means for experimentation, for selecting and testing new patterns.

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Books&Films I'm Digging

Letter from the Director: The Global Grassroots

“I don’t like people who eat dogs.” my then 7-year old son said matter-of-factly to our two South Korean house guests, totally out of the blue. 1,173 more words

Letter From The Director

ON THIS DAY: March 13, 2017

March 13th is

Open An Umbrella Indoors Day *

Chicken Noodle Soup Day

Coconut Torte Day

Earmuff Day *

Good Samaritan Day

Napping Day

Smart & Sexy Day * 1,564 more words


Envisioning a sustainable world - Donella Meadows (by Lindsay Barbieri)

Prelude: Envisioning a Sustainable World.

As we move into the political realities of 2017, I have been thinking long and hard about this powerful talk – … 1,143 more words

It's complicated!...or is it?

I’ll  start with a question: What’s the difference between the two words ‘Complex’ and ‘Complicated’?

Have a think about that for a minute…and see what you arrive at. 1,800 more words

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