News & Events

Donella Meadows Summer Internship

The Donella Meadows Project at the Academy for Systems Change is offering a paid summer internship. The position, located in Norwich, Vermont, is part-time and will involve up to 25 hours per week. If you are a Dartmouth student with strong communication skills and are passionate about social change and systems thinking, this could be a great role for you.

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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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New Leadership Lab for Sustainability Professionals

The Academy for Systems Change has partnered with the Sustainable Food Lab to deliver a two-year leadership program in response to requests from food and beverage company professionals:
“When we’re at professional meetings we’re all peacocks. We need a safe space to support one another.”

“My company touches much of US agriculture and I want to learn how to stretch our corporate […]

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SoLEd Partnership joins the Academy for Systems Change

We are very excited to announce that the SoL Education Partnership, the group that runs Camp Snowball, is now a part of the Academy for Systems Change.
Camp Snowball is a summer “camp” experience that brings together teams of students, parents, educators, and business and community leaders to build everyone’s capacity for learning and leading in the 21st century. Find out […]

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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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Academy welcomes four new Board Members

The Academy for Systems Change has welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors:

Armando Estrada is the co-founder and current Executive Director of Via Educación, an organization based in Mexico that seeks to generate opportunities for sustainable social development through the design, implementation and evaluation of educational initiatives. Vía’s primary focus is the development of better and new ways to engage […]

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Academy co-Founder launches new book

Academy co-Founder, Ken Leinbach, is the author of a new book called Urban Ecology: a Natural Way to Transform Kids, Parks, Cities, and the World.

As Executive Director of the Urban Ecology Center, Ken shares the story of how the center was started, and describes its growth into three vibrant Milwaukee branches. The Urban Ecology Center provides year-round educational programs for kids, families […]

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Drawn Together through Visual Practice – new anthology released

Academy Co-Founder, Claudia Madrazo, and Academy Advisor, Stina Brown, are two of 27 contributors to a new anthology – Drawn Together through Visual Practice.

The new anthology demonstrates the power of visuals as a sensemaking device in an age of unprecedented complexity. In the book, 27 contributors share experience-based methods and insights. Leading professionals in visual practice, alongside cross-disciplinary practitioners in other […]

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