Celebrating Earth Day and Loren’s Legacy

Loren Cole's Legacy Film Screenshot

In celebration of Earth Day, we offer this video on the life and legacy of Dr. Loren Cole, ISI’s founder. In 1970, Loren was a co-coordinator of UC Berkeley’s Earth Day program.

“Earth Day showed that environmental issues mattered to Americans from all sorts of backgrounds and political views. That revelation caught the attention of political, business and community leaders. It caused people to start taking notice,” Loren said.

Film by Re/Culture Media

In addition to founding Inquiring Systems, Loren was an award-winning keynote speaker, and author of numerous articles and papers. Among his many accomplishments, his favorite includes the creation and development of the first systemic & interdisciplinary Environmental Undergraduate and Doctoral Program in the College of Natural Resources – UC Berkeley.

On the CNR website, you can check out his doctoral dissertation “Implementation Aspects of an Ecosystems Approach, The Conservation of Natural Resources [CNR] Program, University of California, Berkeley: 1969-1972” (© 1975) –>





Clare Densmore

Clare is a tech-savvy marketing communications professional that is passionate about building community engagement and raising awareness for social change. Clare plans to elevate ISI’s thought leadership and amplify the voice of ISI’s clients by harnessing the power of social media and integrated communications strategies.

Clare’s work with other nonprofits in the Bay Area, includes the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) Expressive Arts Therapy Program and The Institute for Poetic Medicine. She also serves as a global rep and advisor for the FIGMENT Project. Clare holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Sciences from the University of Connecticut.

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