Category Archives: Sustainability

Student Workshops from the 2017 Spring Residency: A Sampling

Embodied Plant Medicine, with Returning Student Stefania Patinella. Healers and medicine people across history and culture have used direct, embodied communication with plants to tap into the powerful medicine they hold for the human body, mind and spirit. In this … Continue reading

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500 Miles by Bike from Brooklyn to Goddard: Dan Kaminsky

Getting to a residency can take time, not to mention trains, planes and automobiles. Dan Kaminsky, a student in the Social Innovation and Sustainability MA Program, decided to forego the usual transportation to bike about 500 miles from his home … Continue reading

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GGI Grads in the News: Seema Reza and Taina Asili

In the last day, two GGI grads have been sharing their strongest words about the work we do in the world and how to do it better. Seema Reza’s article — “The Work of Waking Up the Sleeping in a … Continue reading

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From Trash to Homes and Communities with Steve Wright

Steve Wright, a current student in Social Innovation and Sustainability, is thoroughly immersed in helping communities around the world turn turn into homes and community projects through his organization, 4 Walls International, and its mission: 4Walls International empowers socially and … Continue reading

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Community Led Change in Laguna San Ignacio with Steve Wright

Steve Wright, through his organization 4 Walls International, discussed how he and others facilitated change in Laguna San Ignacio in Baja California through a process of deep listening and collaboration. Steve is a current student in the Social Innovation and … Continue reading

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Goddard is a Place for People Willing to Bet on Themselves with Steve Wright

Steve Wright, student in Social Innovation and Sustainability,  knows a lot about being willing to bet on himself. He founded his own international organization, 4 Walls International, on the premise that “Trash creates jobs, sustainable housing, economic productivity and a healthier environment.” … Continue reading

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Listening-Based Community Engagement and Locally-Sources Sustainability with Steve Wright

Steve Wright, through his organization 4 Walls International, knows that “the world is littered with opportunities,” but how can people who want to promote positive change work in communities not their own without simply imposing their own agendas? Steve, a … Continue reading

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