Welcome to the Legacy Project at www.legacyproject.org. We are a systems research, education, and innovation group doing social and ecological regeneration work across time and place. Connect, Create, Change with us! Illustration © Shaun Tan from Dream by Susan V. Bosak

I love going for walks in the woods – the trees offer both wonder and wisdom. So we designed the Legacy Project website like a walk in the woods. We invite you to wander around. You may not know exactly where you're going or what you'll find, but we hope you feel like you're in the right place. Use the navigation bread crumbs in the top left corner of each page to explore. May you enjoy the walk.”

Legacy Project Founder,
7-Generation Strategist

What are we missing in trying to read this world by the inappropriate scale of our small bodies and minuscule lifetimes?”

Paleontologist, Biologist,
Science Historian

The truth about stories is, that's all we are.

Novelist and Essayist

Though many say that the future is in the hands of the children, in fact the future lies in the relationship between the generations. What kind of education will they need? And how can we as adults open our minds to thinking in new ways with them? Intergenerational learning is not a new project, it's as ancient as time.”

Educator, Writer, Filmmaker

The human heart is the first home of democracy. It is where we embrace our questions. Can we be equitable? Can we be generous? Can we listen with our whole beings, not just our minds, and offer our attention rather than our opinions? And do we have enough resolve in our hearts to act courageously, relentlessly, without giving up – ever – trusting our fellow citizens to join with us in our determined pursuit of a living democracy?”

Author and Conservationist

If a particular society's cultural world – the dreams that have guided it to a certain point – become dysfunctional, the society must go back and dream again. We must reinvent the human… by means of story and shared experience.”

Cultural Historian

There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal. I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge – even wisdom.”

Novelist and Professor

Snatching the eternal out of the desperately fleeting is the great magic trick of human existence.”