- Sep 19 2021
- 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Donella Meadows Guided Quest
LOCATION: Cobb Hill Cohousing 17 Linden Rd, Hartland, VT 05048.
Park at the kiosk board in front of the Farm Stand or in the lot across from the barn.
Donella Meadows was one of the most influential environmental thinkers of the twentieth century. After receiving a PhD in biophysics from Harvard, she joined a team at MIT applying the relatively new tools of system dynamics to global problems. For 16 years Donella wrote a weekly syndicated column called “The Global Citizen,” commenting on world events from a systems point of view. It appeared in more than twenty newspapers, won second place in the 1985 Champion-Tuck national competition for outstanding journalism in the fields of business and economics, received the Walter C. Paine Science Education Award in 1990, and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1999. In 1995, she put out a vision of “an intentional community of people who want to explore the challenge of Right Livelihood-living and making a living in ways that are materially sufficient, socially and ecologically responsible, humanly rewarding, satisfying to the soul….[pursuing] the central values of sustainability, sufficiency, community, equity, service, [and] efficiency.” Based on this vision, Cobb Hill Cohousing was born. Join Cobb Hill resident and Quest designer Sandy Gmur on this guided Quest that will take you on a hike to see some of the features of this community and how they are working towards living in harmony with nature and stewarding the earth.