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Why Dana Meadows as the mother of Integral Permaculture?
Dana Meadows was a pioneering environmental scientist, a great system thinker & educator, a leading voice in the environmental movement. She is best known for being the lead author of Limits to Growth, a milestone which alerted the world to the unsustainable course the western model of development was taking, back in 1972. The book, which reported on a study of long-term global trends in population, economics, and the environment, sold millions of copies and was translated into 28 languages & inspired the birth of permaculture, amongst its many of other important influences. A long-time organic farmer, professor & journalist, Meadows had a unique insight, passion & ability for translating the complexities of systems dynamics into practical action-points, some of this we will explore during this class.
We met Dana previously & briefly in Module 1, under Pioneers & Thinkers
The Mother of Integral Permaculture
Donella H. "Dana" Meadows (March 13, 1941 Elgin, Illinois, USA - February 20, 2001, Hanover, New Hampshire) was a pioneering American environmental scientist, teacher and writer.
She is best known as lead author of the influential book The Limits to Growth, which made headlines around the world.
Donella Meadows is co-author of Limits to Growth, with Dennis Meadow (her husband), amongst others.
This is a clip from the documentary "Earth Days (2009)" in which Dennis Meadows explains exponential growth, overshoot and collapse of society- from the 1972 study/book "The Limits to Growth"
Vídeo de YouTube
A classic video.. the only one in youTube of Dana Meadows (so far..)
See the Visioning page for why this is so important in designing anything effectively,
and the Collective Visions page for the challenges ahead of us in terms of making truly permacultural mass-visioning even possible...
Recorded by Peter Gressinger in October of 1994
at the International Society of Ecological Economics Conference in Costa Rica.
~ Courtesy of Griesinger Films
From the Squidoo pageJapan Prize, 2009 Commemorative Lecture by Dr. Dennis L. Meadows
Important Articles by Donella Meadows