Hitting targets while missing the point

In this blog post, Academy co-Founder and Board Member, Hal Hamilton discusses sustainable sourcing and whether there is a danger that we’re losing sight of larger sustainable goals. Hal founded and co-directs the global Sustainable Food Lab, where this blog post can be read in full.

A senior sustainability leader commented the other day that sustainable sourcing programs might be in danger of […]

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A systems approach to evaluating impact: teaching at Marlboro College

Marta Ceroni is the Director of Programs at the Academy for Systems Change. Here she shares her experiences of teaching systems thinking to students at Marlboro College, Vermont.

Not many people know where Marlboro College is – in the hills north of Brattleboro, Vermont – and how stunningly beautiful and silent it is up there on an end-of-winter day. Over the […]

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Focus on a Fellow: Beth Heller

Through our Next Generations Leaders program, we work with an extraordinary group of accomplished systems change leaders, each working to inspire and demonstrate ecological, social, economic and spiritual well-being within themselves and for the communities, organizations, and networks that they serve.

Each month, we focus on one of our incredible Academy Fellows, helping you to get to know these inspiring change-makers.

For […]

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An Ecology Project International adventure

Academy Fellow, Scott Pankratz, is the Executive Director and Co-founder of Montana-based non-profit Ecology Project International (EPI). In this blog, Academy Co-Founder and Faculty member, Charles Holmes, shares his experiences following a recent visit to EPI’s head office in Costa Rica.

I have always had the greatest respect and admiration for Scott Pankratz, and had no doubt that he (along […]

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Acknowledging who we are

This blog is written by Academy Fellow, Jane Rabinowicz. Jane works to advance food sovereignty and community leadership at local, regional, national, and international levels. She currently serves as Executive Director of USC Canada, one of Canada’s longest-standing and progressive international collaboration organizations.

Following International Women’s Day, I have been reflecting on lineage.

I have always felt the weight of lineage. This has […]

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The Future of Food in Healthcare

The following blog post is written by our Academy Fellow, Beth Hunter. Beth is Program Director at the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, where she has worked since 2010, focusing primarily on the Sustainable Food Systems initiative.

My heart is SO full.

We have just launched Nourish, an initiative on the future of food and health care focused on a two-year program for 25 […]

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