Having pondered long & hard, stared for hours at a blank computer screen, scratching my head not a little- I have decided to take the plunge and simply start writing about all the things I think about & care for, as far as my journey in sustainability goes! I really do think it’s the most important topic in the world, so I’m hoping to get tons of feedback & encouragement from you, dear reader.
What am I thinking about nowadays?
Growing up, I had my own “favourite” scientists of all time. Archimedes, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Leibniz, Einstein… and many others. I yearned for a “teleportation device” to take me across time and space, so I could escape my homework (and the incredibly boring adults around me), and indulge to my heart’s content in high-flying discussion of vital importance to the progress of humanity and science…
Fast forward 25 years..
I’m currently in a deep-dive into the thought and world of Donella Meadows and her collaborators. Scientist & systems thinker, author, teacher and farmer – Donella (or Dana) died almost 20 years ago, in 2001. Her papers and articles brim with ideas and vitality, inventiveness, different perspectives and things to think about. Curious, powerful and playful, her ideas were of her time and ahead of her time.. now, perhaps more than ever, could we use some of them to transition towards a more sustainable, just and inclusive society and world?
She’s definitely up there on the “genius list” with my other scientific heroes. Until I learn how to teleport, then, I’ll do the next best thing and explore her ideas through her writings and legacy..