After more than 30 years of meeting at Lake Balaton, the ripples continue to spread outward. Key resources on systems thinking and sustainability and the activities of members are also shared here.
Video and Film
- Last Call: The untold reasons of the global crisis—This documentary film tells the story of the pioneering book The Limits to Growth.
- Meet the Balaton Group—Produced by John de Graaf in 2012, this 18-minute video conveys the spirit of the annual Balaton Group Meeting.
- Panel Discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals—Join Balaton Group members at Central European University, September 16, 2014.
Special Issue of The Solutions Journal (September 2012)
- Sustainability, System Thinking, and Envisioning: the Balaton Group Influence, by Kristín Vala Ragnarsdóttir
- Setting Down Roots: Dennis Meadows on the Founding and Mission of Balaton
- From Sustainability Science to Real-World Action: A Short History of the Balaton Group, by Niels Meyer, Alan AtKisson
- Envisioning a Sustainable World, by Donella Meadows
The Limits to Growth, by Donella H. Meadows, Dennis L. Meadows, Jorgen Randers, and William W. Behrens Ill (1972)—This groundbreaking study modeled the dynamics of our human presence on the planet. Read online or download a PDF copy.
For an extensive list of books by our founders and other members, please visit our Books page.