Amanda Joy Ravenhill is an active member of the international community focused on addressing imminent global challenges. She is the Executive Director of Buckminster Fuller Institute, where she is accelerating the design science revolution, applying the principles of science to the design of a future that meets the needs of 100% of life.
She is the Co-Founder and Founding Executive Director of Project Drawdown, the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. She also currently serves as a board member of Future of Cities, Regen Network Foundation and Islesford Boatworks, an advisor to The Mushroom Farm, Drawdown Europe End User Projects (DEEP) and the Biomimicry Institute’s Ask Nature platform, leader of The Generative Futures Institute and the Resourcing Regeneration Working Group of the Common Earth Alliance, and member of Top Tier Impact, and NEXUS global.
Other positions she has held include 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 Americorp Sustainable Communities and Education Fellow.
Ravenhill is driven by her experience living and working internationally as well as her enthusiasm to integrate art and science. She lectures and speaks publicly on such wide-ranging topics as biochar, regenerative design, carbon drawdown strategies, mindfulness, and systems thinking.
She is deeply inspired by the life of Buckminster Fuller and his goal to “make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or disadvantage to anyone”.
Amanda Joy is a member of The Seastars, an acapella 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 welcomes you to join her in weaving the tale of our planet’s regenerative metamorphosis.
- climate change
- regenerative agricuture
- sustainable business
- graphic recording
- impact investing
- financing for SMEs in emerging markets
- community organizing
- meeting facilitation
- design thinking
- full-cost accounting
- ecological economics
- base of the pyramid
- systems thinking