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Using the Discipline of Vision for Sustainability with Edie Farwell '83

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Using the Discipline of Vision for Sustainability with Edie Farwell '83

Vision is a powerful tool to help bring about the specifics of a sustainable world, especially since environmental & social change workers are often engaged in opposing something.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
6:00pm-8:00pm
Class of 1930 Room, Rockefeller Center
Intended Audience(s): Students-Graduate, Students-Undergraduate
Categories: Free Food, Workshops & Training
Registration required.

Sign up by Monday, September 25.

Research increasingly finds a connection between the power of the mind and what happens in our life. The practice of vision helps give us direction, motivation and clarity in both what we want to achieve, and how we want to be. Vision is a powerful tool to help bring about the specifics of a sustainable world, especially since environmental and social change workers are often engaged in opposing something. Rather than what we don't like, what is it we want to see happen? What does a sustainable energy system on campus look like? A social system? Your work load? Vision is a source of inspiration, a source of action and commitment, a guide for prioritizing, making decisions, and keeping focused. This workshop will include the experience of a visioning process that you can directly apply to a sustainability project, aspiration or initiative you are working on or thinking about.

Co-sponsored by The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center and The Dartmouth Sustainability Office

Edie founded Sustainability Leaders Network to accelerate the shift to economic, social and environmental sustainability by increasing the toolset and effectiveness of social change and environmental leaders. Her international network represents a diversity of fields including renewable energy, climate, water, forestry, education, sustainable agriculture, poverty eradication, social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, media for social change, indigenous rights, youth, and gender equity.

Edie was founding director of the Donella Meadows Leadership Fellows Program of the Sustainability Institute where she co-designed transformative leadership skills for sustainability professionals through a focus on systems thinking, reflective conversation, the discipline of vision, creative expression and coaching.

Early in her career Edie was director of the Association for Progressive Communications. This included leading international teams to provide communication services at the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Brazil, the UN 1993 Human Rights Conference in Austria, and the 1995 UN Women’s Conference in China.

Edie serves as vice president of The Board of Trustees of The Sharon Academy, Sharon, Vermont, and as a Trustee of The Mountain Institute, Washington DC.

Edie and her family were early members of the Cobb Hill eco-village experiment in sustainable living in Hartland, Vermont.

For more information, contact:
Robin Frye
603-646-4099

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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