Simon Dennis


Simon Dennis has become dedicated to bringing inner transformations to the forefront of our work for justice and sustainability. He currently serves as the founding director of the Center for Transformational Practice where he practices sustainable living, conducts educational and spiritual programs and networks in the broader region. Prior to this, he founded the Transformational Capacity Project and co-founded COVER Home Repair, Transition Five Villages and Upper Valley Apple Corps.

After spending ten years creating and leading COVER, Simon became deeply inspired by the All World Gayatri Pariwar, an Indian social movement that holds that the new and auspicious era of human history will arrive on the basis of "simple living and high thinking." Following this passion, he spent a year in India writing "Thought Revolution," a book about that movement and the philosophy of it's founder, Shriram Sharma Acharya.  Shortly after returning from India, he was elected to the Selectboard in his town of Hartford, Vermont, where he now serves a second term.

His work emphasizes the power of collective leadership to imagine and carry out the solutions to the challenges we now confront.

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