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Amanda Joy Ravenhill Has Designs on Earth’s Metamorphosis
Amanda Joy Ravenhill is executive director of the Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI), which is dedicated to accelerating the development and deployment of strategies that radically regenerate Earth’s ecosystems. She previously held the role of co-founder and executive director of Project Drawdown, the comprehensive plan proposed to reverse global warming.
Ravenhill also is a member of The Seastars, an a cappella group blending harmonies with new narratives of a future that works for 100% of life. She is also an avid gardener, stewarding her small backyard farm to build soil, host pollinators, create medicines, and grow food.
She previously was a lecturer at Presidio Graduate School, teaching the Principles of Sustainable Management course; co-founder of The Hero Hatchery, a climate activist fellowship program; business partnership coordinator at 350.org; and AmeriCorps Sustainable Communities and Education Fellow. Ravenhill is driven by her experience living and working internationally as well as her enthusiasm to integrate design and science.
She lectures and speaks publicly on climate, biochar, regenerative design, carbon drawdown strategies, mindfulness, and systems thinking. As an active member of the international community focused on addressing imminent global challenges, she invites others to join her in weaving the tale of our planet’s regenerative metamorphosis.
Here are some highlights from the LIFT Economy interview with Ravenhill:
- The genesis and scope of Project Drawdown.
- A breakdown of the BFI’s two-year phases of the design science decade.
- How to practice self-care while staying engaged in transformative work.
- An invitation to participate in BFI’s programs, including Trimtab Space Camp , Regenerosity Network and Fund, Co-Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, and Design Studio .
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