Systems Analyst, Journalist, Writer, Teacher, Farmer
Leading voice in the sustainability movement
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Honoree
Dr. Donella H. Meadows (Ph.D. in biophysics, Harvard University), the founder of the Sustainability Institute, was a professor at Dartmouth College, a long-time organic farmer, a journalist, and a systems analyst. She was honored both as a Pew Scholar in Conservation and Environment and as a MacArthur Fellow.
For 16 years Donella wrote a weekly 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 1991.
Donella was the author or co-author of nine books, including:
- The Limits to Growth (1972)
- The Electronic Oracle: Computer Models and Social Decisions (1983)
- The Global Citizen (1991)
- Beyond the Limits (1992)
- The Limits to Growth - the 30 Year Update (2004)