Edie Farwell is Executive Director of the Sustainability Leaders Network. She strives to accelerate the shift to economic, social and environmental sustainability by increasing the effectiveness of well-positioned sustainability leaders from the business, non-profit, government and philanthropy sectors. Her network represents a diversity of fields, including indigenous rights,Tibetan wisdom, renewable energy, climate, water, forestry, sustainable agriculture and land management, poverty eradication, social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, media for social change, youth, gender equity and marine ecology. From 2002 to 2010, Farwell served as the 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. With the Sustainability Leaders Network she deepens the learning and practice of graduated Fellows and key partners to further increase their impact as strategic sustainability thought leaders, instigators, and actors. Edie earned a M.A. in cultural and social anthropology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (1990); and a B.A. in anthropology and environmental studies from Dartmouth College (1983). She lives in the Cobb Hill eco-village experiment in sustainable living that Donella Meadows co-founded in Hartland, Vermont.
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