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  • Writer's pictureMelissa Darnell

5 Design Principles for a New Normal From Donella Meadows

Presented in partnership with Marta Ceroni from The Donella Meadows Project at the Academy for Systems Change.

At a time so deeply painful for many, what design principles might we draw from to shape a positive new normal? We explored some of the practical ideas that made Donella so beloved by people interested in making a world that works for all.


The Academy for Systems Change is a nonprofit organization focused on advancing the field of awareness-based systemic change in order to accelerate ecological, social, and economic well-being. We are a network of individuals, organizations, and other networks focused on cultivating thriving systems in education, marine ecosystems, business, sustainable communities, finance, and more. We work with leaders across multiple domains and ecosystems, recognizing the interconnectedness between them and the applicability of capacity building tools and frameworks across all.


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