Nancy Jack Todd

Vice President 

Nancy Jack ToddNancy Jack Todd is is involved with administration, fund raising, program development, and outreach at Ocean Arks International.

She is also editor and publisher of Annals of Earth, an ecological journal published by Ocean Arks International.

Nancy  has been active in the environmental movement for more than twenty-five years.  She was a co-founder of the New Alchemy Institute where she edited the Journals of the New Alchemists.  In addition to her present work at Ocean Arks International, she is the author or co-author of several books, and has contributed to a number of environmental journals and anthologies.

Nancy has extensive experience in writing, editing, lecturing at universities and conferences, teaching, and travel.  She holds strong interests in women’s issues, agriculture, food, ecopsychology, dance and the arts and their interconnections with the environment.

Her awards include:

1980.  The Threshold Award: shared with John Todd, British Nobel laureate, David Bohm, and Chinese neurophysicist Hsiang-Tung Chang

1987. Friends of the United Nations Environment Programme Award

1994. The Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design, with John Todd

1998. The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Award for balance between technological innovation and environmental preservation, with John Todd

1998.  The Bioneers Award in Ecological Design, with John Todd

Nancy's Books:

A Safe and Sustainable World: the Promise of Ecological Design. Island Press. 2005. French translation 2007

Eco-Cities to Living Machines: Precepts of Ecological Design.  With John Todd. North Atlantic Books.  1993

Bioshelters, Ocean Arks, City Farming: Ecology as the Basis for Design.  With John Todd.  Sierra Club Books, 1984.  Translated into Japanese and Italian.

Tomorrow Is Our Permanent Address: The Search for an Ecological Science of Design.  With John Todd. Harper and Row, 1980.

The Village as Solar Ecology.  A limited edition book, co-edited with John Todd and published by the New Alchemy Institute, 1980.

The Book of the New Alchemists. E.P. Dutton, 1977.

She has published essays in a number of anthologies including, People, Land, Community, Yale University Press, 1997.  Gaia, A Way of Knowing, Lindisfarne Press, 1991.  Mending the Earth: A World for our Grandchildren, North Atlantic books, 1995.  What Does It Mean To Be Human?: Reverence for Life.  Edited by Frederick Frank, Circumstantial Productions Publishing and the UNESCO Institute for Education, 1998.  Prayers for a Thousand Years, edited by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon, Harper San Francisco, 1999.  She has also published articles in a number of journals ranging from the Whole Earth publications to the Noetic Sciences Review.