Here we list those who, despite not making our top 100, we wish to recognise as others whose contributions enrich paths to sustainable futures.

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avatar mish sparks March 23, 2012 at 20:43

Hi
Congratulations, this is a great initiative!

I’d like to put forward another name the (En)Rich List: Marilyn Waring
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marilyn_Waring
The excellent 1995 documentary on her work can be viewed at
http://www.nfb.ca/film/whos_counting

Regards,
Mish

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avatar mish sparks March 23, 2012 at 20:48

And also film-maker, Agnes Varda for her wonderful film, The Gleaners and I (2000)

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avatar Donnie March 25, 2012 at 00:59

Thanks Mish – what a wonderful film and how great to know that, in parts of France, gleaning (the gathering of food left on the fields after harvest) is a legal right held by the general public.

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avatar Franz Nahrada March 24, 2012 at 05:31

There is a really big thinker missing in the link. And that is Christopher Alexander.

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avatar Donnie March 25, 2012 at 01:14

Hi Franz,

Thanks for the idea. Do you mean Christopher Alexander the architect?

Either way, would love to hear your thoughts regarding his contributions.

Donnie and the team

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avatar Franz Nahrada March 25, 2012 at 01:34

Yes I mean this Christopher Alexander …. his work as an architect is maybe even surpassed by the theoretical work that he has been doing in many decades, starting with his thesis, later on with “A Timeless Way of Building” and “A Pattern Language”, and maybe even greater in significance his recent four volume book “The Nature of Order”, which is in my view the most fundamental philosophical description of living nature and of the principles of wholeness ever undertaken. http://www.natureoforder.com/

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avatar Donnie March 25, 2012 at 01:39

Thanks Franz.

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avatar Linda Forbes March 24, 2012 at 06:50

I’d have thought that these guys would be deserving of an honourable mention if you extend the list in future:
John Muir – land conservation – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Muir
Aldo Leopold – author of A Sand County Almanac – http://www.aldoleopold.org/AldoLeopold/leopold_bio.shtml
Muhammad Yunus – pioneer of micro-credit and Grameen Bank http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Yunus
Frances Ona – protecting the environment of Bougainville in the Pacific http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Ona

Thanks,
Linda

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avatar Donnie March 25, 2012 at 01:23

Hi Linda,

Thanks for adding your suggestions – will keep them in mind for the future.

Whilst I can’t speak for the team regarding Muhammad Yunus, you can see some of my own thoughts here.

Donnie

Thanks,
Linda

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avatar Linda Forbes March 25, 2012 at 02:27

Hi Donnie,

I agree that micro-credit affirms the role of traditional economic development. However, empowering communities where limited opportunities (such as access to clean water, sanitation, food, contraception) exist may enhance fairer sharing of the planet’s limited resources – perhaps another nominee might be Aubrey Meyer, who proposed the concept of Contraction and Convergence through the Global Commons Institute http://www.gci.org.uk/

Linda

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avatar Ingrid March 28, 2012 at 17:51

Linda – Thank you for the link to Meyer’s work. So many good people to recognize! We do have a proponent of the Contraction and Convergence model represented–check out Richard Douthwaite’s bio here.

Ingrid and the Post Growth team

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avatar Alex King March 25, 2012 at 13:39

I believe you have made a mistake to link Albert Einstein’s name above to the Albert Einstein Institution, which is focused on the work of Gene Sharp. I believe his name should be linked to a page which more directly describes him or his thoughts about non-violence. Gene Sharp probably qualifies for an entry in his own right for his work on strategic nonviolence.

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avatar Donnie March 25, 2012 at 17:25

Thanks Alex – we’ll look into this. Appreciate you bringing this to our attention.

Donnie and the team

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avatar John Wood March 27, 2012 at 13:53

Obviously, there are missing names, but well done!
e.g. James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis?
Thanks for looping me in…https://twitter.com/#!/metadesigners

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avatar Ingrid March 28, 2012 at 18:16

Thank you, John. Our list was designed to be representative, not exhaustive. So much good work goes unrecognized! We will gladly revisit these suggestions when it comes time for a new edition of (En)Rich.

Ingrid and the Post Growth team

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avatar Santosh September 13, 2012 at 21:46

May I nominate for your consideration the wonderful poet Gary Snyder–
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Snyder
His poetics helped bridge the gap between the activism of Carson, Fuller, etc., and the bodily experience of immersion in the earth. Thanks so much for this list.

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avatar Bill Reiswig March 5, 2013 at 09:59

This is a great list! I hope it continues annually!

A historical favorite of mine not on this list or on the honorable mentions list, but very influential on biophysical limits and economics is Frederick Soddy.

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avatar Donnie March 5, 2013 at 10:32

Thanks Bill. Will add Frederick Soddy to our list for any future consideration.

Donnie and the team

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avatar Claude Saint-Jarre January 14, 2016 at 09:23

Hello. Where is Bucky???!!!!! 🙂

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avatar Donnie January 14, 2016 at 09:31
avatar Lewis Brown May 26, 2016 at 04:30

I’m sure it’s just an oversight, but I don’t see Richard Heinberg anywhere on your site!

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avatar Donnie May 27, 2016 at 16:02

Hi Lewis,

Thanks so much for your comment. We agree Richard is doing enriching work. So much so that he comes in at number 15 on our list! http://enrichlist.org/the-complete-list/#.V0cNcL7McQk.

Donnie

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