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“We need to stay within our carbon budget”

The New York Times has released an interactive tool that helps people quickly understand what the ‘carbon budget’ is, and how close we are to its bounds.

The climate simulator lets users explore more than 8,100 climate scenarios, providing an incredible tool for teaching, educating and change-making.

Developed in collaboration with Climate Interactive, many Balaton Group members had a hand in the […]

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Camp Snowball 2017

To thrive in our changing world, students need to think in systems and take action for a healthy future. Using systems thinking as a foundation through the week, Camp Snowball — a summer professional development program that brings together school and district-wide teams of educators, youth, parents, business and community leaders — increases everyone’s capacity for learning and leading.

At Camp Snowball, […]

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Focus on a Fellow: Stephanie Daniels

Through our Academy Fellowship 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. In this Focus on a Fellow, Madison Sabol, the Academy’s Summer Intern, interviews Stephanie Daniels (pictured above, left) on her work […]

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Slowing Down – More Than Just A Luxury?

We all know the benefits of slowing down. Slowing down the pace of life, I mean. Whether this means taking time to yourself to play a sport, read a good book, or simply sit on a park bench listening to happy birds chirping in a nearby oak tree, slowing down, to be in a current moment rather than in one […]

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Everything is Connected to Everything Else

In this blog post, our summer intern, Madison Sabol, writes about the interconnected of systems, reflecting on an article written by Donella Meadows in her Global Citizens column. Madison recently finished her third year of undergraduate study of Environmental Studies and French at Dartmouth College. She is closely working with the Donella Meadows Project (based in Norwich, VT) this summer. […]

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Peter Senge in discussion with Teach For All

Academy co-Founder and Board Member, Peter Senge, in discussion with Teach For All. In this conversation, Peter discusses his passion for education, and what is needed for each of us to realize our potential as change makers.

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Bridges of Collaboration and Exchange

Academy Fellow, Kim Kita, is Director of Special Projects and Partnerships with Colorado State University (CSU), where she leads CSU’s work in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Kim recently co-wrote an article in the Journal of Sustainability Education (JSE) with biologist, educator, and researcher, Aines Castro Prieto. We’ve added a sneak-peak below. To read the full article, visit the JSE website, which […]

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10 Minutes with Courtney Lareau, Mars

Courtney Lareau, Mars Petcare sustainable sourcing insights manager, is one of the participants of a two-year leadership program for sustainability professionals launched this year by the Academy for Systems Change and the Sustainable Food Lab.

In a recent interview with Bob Langert, Editor at Large for the GreenBiz Group, Courtney discussed all things sustainability, and discussed her first meeting with Academy President, Darcy Winslow. Here’s a […]

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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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