News & Events

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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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.

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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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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