“Envisioning a Sustainable World” by Donella Meadows (1994)

Reproduced from: http://donellameadows.org/archives/envisioning-a-sustainable-world/ Envisioning a Sustainable World By Donella Meadows~ Written for the Third Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Ecological Economics, October 24-28, 1994, San Jose, Costa Rica1 Key Words vision, sustainability, hunger, policy Abstract Vision is the most vital step in the policy process. If we don’t know where we want to go,… Read More

“Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System” by Donella Meadows (1999)

Reproduced from: http://donellameadows.org/archives/leverage-points-places-to-intervene-in-a-system/ Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System By Donella Meadows~ Folks who do systems analysis have a great belief in “leverage points.” These are places within a complex system (a corporation, an economy, a living body, a city, an ecosystem) where a small shift in one thing can produce big changes in… Read More