Donella Meadows was an organic farmer, coordinator of international environmentalist networks, a syndicated newspaper columnist and director of the Sustainability Institute. Her research and problem-solving utilized systems analysis to understand the dynamics and integration of natural and social systems, rather than looking at them piecemeal, as traditional science often does. Her well-known books The Limits to Growth and Beyond the Limits challenge some fundamental assumptions of the growth economy. She also wrote "The Global Citizen", an internationally read column.
Meadows was the founder of the Balaton Group, a network of activists across the globe, and she was a professor at Dartmouth College.
Ph.D., Harvard University
1968: Biophysics, Massachusetts, USA
Bachelor of Arts, Carleton College
Chemistry, Minnesota, USA
KEY AWARDS & HONORS
1994: MacArthur Foundation
1991: Pew Fellows Program in Conservation and the Environment
Walter C. Paine Award for Science Education
Champion-Tuck Award for Outstanding Economics Journalism
Young Professional Award
1975: American Association of University Women