Spethhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=59SpethGus SpethProfessor Law<img alt="" src="http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/people/Speth_James.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />JD, Yale Law School, 1969MLitt, Oxford University, 1966BA, Yale College, 1964802-831-1192GSPETH@vermontlaw.edu<div>James Gustave "Gus" Speth joined the faculty at Vermont Law School in 2010. A Distinguished Senior Fellow with Demos, he completed his decade-long tenure in 2009 as dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. From 1993 to 1999, he was administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and chair of the U.N. Development Group. Prior to his service at the U.N., he was founder and president of the World Resources Institute; professor of law at Georgetown University; chairman of the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality in the Carter administration; and senior attorney and co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council.</div><div><br>Throughout his career, Professor Speth has provided leadership and entrepreneurial initiatives to many task forces and committees whose roles have been to combat environmental degradation, including the President's Task Force on Global Resources and Environment; the Western Hemisphere Dialogue on Environment and Development; and the National Commission on the Environment. Among his awards are the National Wildlife Federation's Resources Defense Award, the Natural Resources Council of America's Barbara Swain Award of Honor, a 1997 Special Recognition Award from the Society for International Development, Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Environmental Law Institute and the League of Conservation Voters, and the Blue Planet Prize. He holds honorary degrees from Clark University, College of the Atlantic, Vermont Law School, Middlebury College, and the University of South Carolina. He is the author, co-author or editor of six books, including the award-winning "The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability" and "Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment."<br></div><div>Professor Speth serves on the boards of the Natural Resources Defense Council, World Resources Institute, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, New Economics Institute, New Economy Network, 1Sky, and the Institute for Sustainable Communities. He graduated from Yale University in 1964 with a BA degree in political science, and earned an LLM degree in economics from Oxford University in 1966 and his JD degree from the Yale Law School in 1969.</div>GP0|#ba6d469e-8295-4322-b545-6d3b9b38c368;L0|#0ba6d469e-8295-4322-b545-6d3b9b38c368|Climate Change;GTSet|#d472df4a-bfc1-44e1-aba0-d9d3ce47ddf9;GP0|#5e903361-e236-40be-8763-90941358824d;L0|#05e903361-e236-40be-8763-90941358824d|Environmental EthicsGP0|#84094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97;L0|#084094f35-8eaa-4481-b414-8bc4beec3f97|Faculty;GTSet|#f56df0fa-9bdb-4e22-abac-ddf5f696a71d;GPP|#d56ffc52-3a80-49e2-95fd-f49b2d4639a1Environmentalism in America; Masters Externship; New Frontiers in Environmental Policies

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Growth Fetish: Five Reasons Why Prioritizing Growth Is Bad Policyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2263Growth Fetish: Five Reasons Why Prioritizing Growth Is Bad Policy<div class="ExternalClass03E1FB00BB524DBD919FE9552AD21991"><p>​"Growth Fetish: Five Reasons Why Prioritizing Growth Is Bad Policy," Huffington Post, September 30, 2013.</p></div>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-gustave-speth/growth-fetish-five-reason_b_4018166.html2263Publication
Will Branding Help?http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2266Will Branding Help?<div class="ExternalClassB99C0CFA6E5D474194451A01F09FB605"> "Will Branding Help?," <em>Earth Island Journal</em>, Spring 2013, p. 40. </div>2266Publication
A Vision of America the Possiblehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2265A Vision of America the Possible<div class="ExternalClass663DE0FC46F549B1A410E2B8899876DA"> ​"A Vision of America the Possible," <em>Solutions</em>, vol. 4, issue 1, April 2013​. </div>http://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/node/66112265Publication
American Passage: Towards a New Economy and a New Politicshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2279American Passage: Towards a New Economy and a New Politics<div class="ExternalClassA42B4938A5164BE7AE1674D034BB23F7"> ​"American Passage: Towards a New Economy and a New Politics," <em>Ecological Economics</em>, Vol. 84, December 2012, p. 181.​​ </div>2279Publication
A New American Dreamhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2268A New American Dream<div class="ExternalClass7FF6068EEB064E6E9A761D4DEE8F353F"> "A New American Dream," Otherwords.org, October 3, 2012. </div>http://otherwords.org/a_new_american_dream/2268Publication
Manifesto for a Post-Growth Economyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2278Manifesto for a Post-Growth Economy<div class="ExternalClassA810E84217C349CC906BC67BCA4CAAD4"><p>​"Manifesto for a Post-Growth Economy," <em>Yes! Magazine</em>, September 19, 2012</p></div>2278Publication
'Ultimate insider' Goes Radicalhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2227'Ultimate insider' Goes Radical<div class="ExternalClass1EC33EB5FECD4D36AEA3CDD490EDF9BD"> "'Ultimate insider' Goes Radical," by Wen Stephenson, Interview, <em>Grist.</em>org, September 17, 2012. </div>http://grist.org/climate-energy/gus-speth-ultimate-insider-goes-radical/2227Publication
Letter to Liberals: Liberalism, Environmentalism, and Economic Growthhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2280Letter to Liberals: Liberalism, Environmentalism, and Economic Growth<div class="ExternalClass9193DD96560A4D2FBE5FB7427650AF36"><p>​"Letter to Liberals: Liberalism, Environmentalism, and Economic Growth," 2010 Schumacher Lecture, published at Vermont Law Review, vol. 35, No. 3, Spring, 2011, p. 547; Ethics, Policy and Environment, vol. 14, No. 1 (March 2011), p. 43; and Commondreams.org, September 12, 2011.</p></div>2280Publication
How Can We Create a Successful Economy Without Continuous Economic Growthhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2271How Can We Create a Successful Economy Without Continuous Economic Growth<div class="ExternalClassD8350BF04FCF41BAA5845EE0AA37B0B2"><p>"How Can We Create a Successful Economy Without Continuous Economic Growth," Center for Humans and Nature, June 13, 2012</p></div>http://www.humansandnature.org/how-can-we-create-a-successful-economy-without-continuous-economic-growth-question-3.php2271Publication
Building the New Economy: Ten Steps We Can Take Nowhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2272Building the New Economy: Ten Steps We Can Take Now<div class="ExternalClass12E0F2AA24AE40BE9E471744A43680EC"> ​"Building the New Economy: Ten Steps We Can Take Now," New Economics Institute, June 8, 2012. </div>http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/building-the-new-economy-ten-steps-we-can-take-now2272Publication
America the Possible - A Manifesto; Part II - A New Politics for a New Dreamhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2276America the Possible - A Manifesto; Part II - A New Politics for a New Dream<div class="ExternalClass52AE8F388B12401AB4021C226F68C0AA"> ​"America the Possible - A Manifesto; Part II - A New Politics for a New Dream," <em>Orion</em>, May/June, 2012. </div>http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/68102276Publication
For Rio+20: A Charter for a New Economyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2269For Rio+20: A Charter for a New Economy<div class="ExternalClass30D8A18E7E1341CDB5775E7BD8B399D7"> ​"For Rio+20: A Charter for a New Economy," <em>Solutions</em>, May/June 2012, p. 24. </div>http://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/node/11062269Publication
America the Possible - A Manifesto; Part I - From Decline to Rebirthhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2274America the Possible - A Manifesto; Part I - From Decline to Rebirth<div class="ExternalClassA7E142D3B85C4B32878853CFB6C0064E"> "America the Possible - A Manifesto; Part I - From Decline to Rebirth," <em>Orion</em>, March/April, 2012. </div>http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/66812274Publication
Conversation, in Visions of a Living Earthhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2228Conversation, in Visions of a Living Earth<div class="ExternalClass7FE5A3E145334D65926B90D9BF9A2097"> "Conversation," in <em>Visions of a Living Earth</em>, A Joint Book Project of Shumei and Navdanya (Koka City Japan: Shumei International Press, 2012), p. 71. </div>2228Publication
America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2220America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy <div class="ExternalClass24DE8DA8D02A4CB29103C450FC6F4F24"> ​<em>America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy</em> (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012; paperback, 2013). Translated: German​. </div>2220Publication
Communicating Environmental Risks in an Age of Disinformationhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2282Communicating Environmental Risks in an Age of Disinformation<div class="ExternalClass0A6135D9D33A48328BF3ACFF46B10F81"> "Communicating Environmental Risks in an Age of Disinformation," <em>Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists</em>, July/August 2011. </div>http://bos.sagepub.com/content/67/4/12282Publication
American Prospect: Decline and Rebirthhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2281American Prospect: Decline and Rebirth<div class="ExternalClassA2CB161215C44D43BF21533F67943F02"> "American Prospect: Decline and Rebirth," Solutions, Vol. 2, No. 4 (July-August 2011). </div>http://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/node/9512281Publication
What Is the American Dream? Dueling Dualities in the American Traditionhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2284What Is the American Dream? Dueling Dualities in the American Tradition<div class="ExternalClassA1D105DFCC3842A098C793FB6AC1A9BF"> ​"What Is the American Dream? Dueling Dualities in the American Tradition," Grist.org, June 25, 2011. </div>http://grist.org/politics/2011-06-24-what-is-the-american-dream-dueling-dualities-in-the-american-tra/2284Publication
Off the Pedestal: Creating a New Vision of Economic Growthhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2285Off the Pedestal: Creating a New Vision of Economic Growth<div class="ExternalClass5D4428BB6DAC4B44A738A01305F1FA16"><p>​"Off the Pedestal: Creating a New Vision of Economic Growth," Yale Environment 360, May 31, 2011</p></div>http://e360.yale.edu/feature/off_the_pedestal_creating_a_new_vision_of_economic_growth/2409/2285Publication
Beyond the Growth Paradigm: Creating a Unified Progressive Politicshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2283Beyond the Growth Paradigm: Creating a Unified Progressive Politics<div class="ExternalClassBF8B8B2D258E4ADCBA5B7DB27C1406B1"> ​"Beyond the Growth Paradigm: Creating a Unified Progressive Politics," <em>Great Transition Initiative Perspectives</em>, Tellus Institute, March 2011. </div>2283Publication
Towards a New Economy and a New Politicshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2287Towards a New Economy and a New Politics<div class="ExternalClassEE2451C5289F4D56BE82C419BFD0691A"> ​"Towards a New Economy and a New Politics," <em>The Solutions Journal</em>, May, 2010. </div>2287Publication
The Limits of Growthhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2231The Limits of Growth<div class="ExternalClass55AAEC9EFE5242DABC012EF2F39A7FCC"><p>​"The Limits of Growth," in Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson eds., <em>Moral Ground</em> (San Antonio: Trinity University Press, 2010), p. 3</p></div>2231Publication
From Crisis to Sustainabilityhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2230From Crisis to Sustainability<div class="ExternalClassEDAA58F8A1324F4BB70E20CE371121E9"> "From Crisis to Sustainability," in Laurie Mazur ed., <em>A Pivotal Moment</em> (Washington, DC: Island Press, 2010), p. 329. </div>2230Publication
Doing Business in a Post-Growth Societyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2288Doing Business in a Post-Growth Society<div class="ExternalClass3628FD8FA05547BCAF2BE61473E0E740"> "Doing Business in a Post-Growth Society," <em>Harvard Business Review</em>, September 2009, p. 18. </div>2288Publication
Taking Stock: Rethinking Consumerismhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2235Taking Stock: Rethinking Consumerism<div class="ExternalClass6DCC7592F1244F08B34136736D0CC4A6"><p>​"Taking Stock: Rethinking Consumerism," <em>Marketplace</em> (interview), July 13, 2009</p></div>http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/taking-stock/taking-stock-rethinking-consumerism2235Publication
Beyond Economic Recoveryhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2233Beyond Economic Recovery<div class="ExternalClass0EECD95D27D945BEB4E7704999B68D90"> ​"Beyond Economic Recovery," <em>Ourfuture.org</em> (print) 34573, February 11, 2009.​​ </div>2233Publication
Climate Change Law: Mitigation and Adaptationhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2221Climate Change Law: Mitigation and Adaptation<div class="ExternalClass71BBDF894CB645999F982209C43006CF"> <em>Climate Change Law: Mitigation and Adaptation</em> (St. Paul: Thomson Reuters, 2009) (with others). </div>2221Publication
Toward a New Consciousnesshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2289Toward a New Consciousness<div class="ExternalClass7B8DE01755D245C0BCCC78BE03990EC4"> ​"Toward a New Consciousness," <em>The Leopold Outlook</em>, Winter 2008, p.5-7. </div>2289Publication
Silver Linings: Seven Post-Financial Crisis Opportunities for Healthier Economicshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2290Silver Linings: Seven Post-Financial Crisis Opportunities for Healthier Economics<div class="ExternalClass3249600BDA87433FA5FDF83DAD62D88D"><p>​"Silver Linings: Seven Post-Financial Crisis Opportunities for Healthier Economics," <em>Grist.org</em>, November 2008</p></div>2290Publication
Environmental Failure: A Case for a New Green Politicshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2292Environmental Failure: A Case for a New Green Politics<div class="ExternalClassD612CE775FAF4B39839364B1BF904334"> ​"Environmental Failure: A Case for a New Green Politics," <em>Yale Environment 360</em>, October 20, 2008. </div>http://e360.yale.edu/content/feature.msp?id=20752292Publication
Beyond Growth: Against the Tidehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2293Beyond Growth: Against the Tide<div class="ExternalClassB4B2603D6F294542B5469C688FDA6668"> ​"Beyond Growth: Against the Tide," <em>New Scientist</em>, 18 October 2008, p. 48. </div>2293Publication
Progressive Fusionhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2295Progressive Fusion<div class="ExternalClassE682C0EC0CB44BF68F7B16259DE14FA5"><p>​"Progressive Fusion," <em>The Nation</em>, October 6, 2008, p. 27</p></div>2295Publication
Global Warming and Modern Capitalismhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2296Global Warming and Modern Capitalism<div class="ExternalClass5B920074FF21405B8B26E74ADDB19298"> ​"Global Warming and Modern Capitalism," The Nation Online, September 17, 2008. </div>http://www.thenation.com/article/global-warming-and-modern-capitalism2296Publication
Change Everything Nowhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2291Change Everything Now<div class="ExternalClass79DC8E55AD5047C3ACD9F0719807F96C"> ​"Change Everything Now," <em>Orion</em>, September/October, 2008, p.67. </div>2291Publication
Changing the Object of Capitalismhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2299Changing the Object of Capitalism<div class="ExternalClass00171D530EE445FD8F376472CEA1F9DF"> ​"Changing the Object of Capitalism", <em>Barron's</em>, June, 2008. </div>2299Publication
Time for Civic Unreasonablenesshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2298Time for Civic Unreasonableness<div class="ExternalClass693F473359F746A1B638F3DF0FAB1FE1"> ​"Time for Civic Unreasonableness," <em>Environment: Yale</em>, Spring, 2008, p.2. </div>2298Publication
The Problem with Capitalismhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2301The Problem with Capitalism<div class="ExternalClassC78EF6EE1E2A4385895AD272395D56B4"> ​"The Problem with Capitalism," <em>Yale Alumni Magazine</em>, March/April, 2008, p. 28. </div>2301Publication
Environmental Pollution: High and Risinghttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2238Environmental Pollution: High and Rising<div class="ExternalClassBC97BFE179F04EA9A1C25A177EFFDABE"><p>​"Environmental Pollution: High and Rising," in Peter Borrelli ed., <em>Crossroads: Environmental Priorities for the Future</em> (Washington, DC: Island Press, 2008), pg. 171</p></div>2238Publication
The Global 2000 Report and Its Aftermathhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2236The Global 2000 Report and Its Aftermath<div class="ExternalClassBF427A7F9FC14AA1A923C9897EDCDC95"><p>​"The Global 2000 Report and Its Aftermath," in Larry L. Rockwood et al. eds., <em>Foundations of Environmental Sustainability</em>, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008), pg. 47</p></div>2236Publication
The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainabilityhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2223The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability<div class="ExternalClass7858F4AC788641F1A1BB5C2B50BD563E"><p>​<em>The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability</em> (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2008; paperback, 2009). Translated: Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Korean</p></div>2223Publication
Scaling Back Our Energy-Hungry Lifestyles Means More of What Matters, Not Lesshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2304Scaling Back Our Energy-Hungry Lifestyles Means More of What Matters, Not Less<div class="ExternalClass1A1C2EFD358B48488931BC216EB35F07"><p>​"Scaling Back Our Energy-Hungry Lifestyles Means More of What Matters, Not Less," Grist, December 10, 2007 (with others)</p></div>http://grist.org/author/james-gustave-speth/2304Publication
A Second Attempt at Global Environmental Governance?http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2302A Second Attempt at Global Environmental Governance?<div class="ExternalClass2443CAD55C50423180BD4859DDE94D6F"> ​"A Second Attempt at Global Environmental Governance?" <em>The Environmental Forum</em>, September/October, 2007, p. 29 (with Peter Haas). </div>2302Publication
Avoiding the Great Collisionhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2305Avoiding the Great Collision<div class="ExternalClass25996BA758424FD885D5565341B1E516"> ​"Avoiding the Great Collision," <em>Reflections</em>, Yale Divinity School, Spring, 2007, p. 35. </div>2305Publication
Beyond Reformhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2306Beyond Reform<div class="ExternalClass75AC950F3F914C498CB3409201713A55"> ​"Beyond Reform," <em>Our Planet,</em> UN Environment Programme, February, 2007, p. 16. </div>2306Publication
Groundswellhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2239Groundswell<div class="ExternalClassB9A0741DE7AC491BAC0D64642CB34768"> ​"Groundswell" in Jonathan Isham and Sissel Waage, <em>Ignition</em> (Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2007). </div>2239Publication
A Civic Duty of the First Orderhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2308A Civic Duty of the First Order<div class="ExternalClass9EA05A682FB148DDAF935DBC0D68DEC1"> ​"A Civic Duty of the First Order," <em>Global Agenda 2006</em> (World Economic Forum, 2006), p.202. </div>2308Publication
Foreword to Daniel R. Abbasi, Americans and Climate Change: Closing the Gap Between Science and Actionhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2243Foreword to Daniel R. Abbasi, Americans and Climate Change: Closing the Gap Between Science and Action<div class="ExternalClassC2586AFF061040FCB860D8D54AD302F2"> "Foreword" to Daniel R. Abbasi, <em>Americans and Climate Change: Closing the Gap Between Science and Action</em> (New Haven, CT: Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 2006). </div>2243Publication
Foreword to Robert Repetto, ed., Punctuated Equilibrium and the Dynamics of U.S. Environmental Policyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2241Foreword to Robert Repetto, ed., Punctuated Equilibrium and the Dynamics of U.S. Environmental Policy<div class="ExternalClassC952C58405C44400A560F7048E5826B2"> ​"Foreword" to Robert Repetto, ed., <em>Punctuated Equilibrium and the Dynamics of U.S. Environmental Policy</em> (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006). </div>2241Publication
Global Environmental Governancehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2224Global Environmental Governance<div class="ExternalClass26B58513BE7B4D538FC0E641DB2C405F"> ​<em>Global Environmental Governance</em> (Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2006) (with Peter Haas). </div>2224Publication
A Credo To Serve Us Well for the Futurehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2312A Credo To Serve Us Well for the Future<div class="ExternalClassF1BCF124A6824705BD3DCB08AC6EBF89"> "A Credo To Serve Us Well for the Future," <em>Financial Times</em>, July 25, 2005. </div>2312Publication

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America the Possible: For a Bright Future Change the Systemhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2433America the Possible: For a Bright Future Change the System<div class="ExternalClassECFC96B062DF4C139E82598EEEBBC8E5"> ​​"America the Possible: For a Bright Future Change the System," Bracken Library Environmental Lectures, Ball State University, November 7, 2013.​​​​ </div>http://www-assets.vermontlaw.edu/Assets/directories/FacultyDocuments/Speth_BallStateFlyer.pdf2433Presentation
The Town House Forumhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2437The Town House Forum<div class="ExternalClass4D116FF8F41E4EFB94582188AA6E3D31"> ​The Town House Forum, with Bill McKibben, Strafford, VT, August 15, 2013.​ </div>2437Presentation
A New American Environmentalism and the New Economyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2438A New American Environmentalism and the New Economy<div class="ExternalClass8E9FB30C9FEC43659C853ABE7120C653"> "A New American Environmentalism and the New Economy," 10th Annual John H. Chafee Memorial Lecture, National Council for Science and the Environment, January 21, 2010.​ </div>2438Presentation
Towards Sustainable Food Securityhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2440Towards Sustainable Food Security<div class="ExternalClassDA70AFF8F9EB4AE799BBA70B03148DFC"> <em>Towards Sustainable Food Security</em>, Sir John Crawford Memorial Lecture, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, October 25, 1993.​ </div>2440Presentation
How Do We Define an 'Environmental Issue' and How Does the Answer Affect the Curriculum?http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2430How Do We Define an 'Environmental Issue' and How Does the Answer Affect the Curriculum?<div class="ExternalClassC9DAEB1A9603428C9F660F0910236215"><p>"How Do We Define an 'Environmental Issue' and How Does the Answer Affect the Curriculum?," Keynote Speech, 10th Annual Environmental Consortium of Colleges and Universities, Pleasantville, NY, November 9, 2013</p></div>http://www.environmentalconsortium.org/news/annualmeet_keynotes.html2430Presentation
Reimagining America: An Evening with Gus Speth & Juliet Schorhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2432Reimagining America: An Evening with Gus Speth & Juliet Schor<div class="ExternalClassEA49C5E319B742E1BE51FFEFFB78B50F"><p>​"Reimagining America: An Evening with Gus Speth & Juliet Schor," with Juliet Schor, The Center for a New American Dream, November 8, 2013</p></div>http://www.newdream.org/events/reimagining-america?&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newdream&utm_content=2&utm_campaign=email&source=email2432Presentation
Measuring What Mattershttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2435Measuring What Matters<div class="ExternalClassF1174CC0CBB9418FA3A63F6EC82FC6F2"><p>​"Measuring What Matters," Vermont's New Economy Week, Montpelier, VT, October 17, 2013</p></div>http://vtneweconomy.org/node/532435Presentation

Awards & Accomplishments

Awards & Accomplishments

​Awards, Honors & Grants

 

 

Thomas Berry Great Work Awardhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2476Thomas Berry Great Work Award<div class="ExternalClassAC2D052ED1EF48CAB4C73BB5DDE9BBB5"> ​Thomas Berry Great Work Award. Environmental Consortium of Colleges and Universities, 2013​.​ </div>2476Award, Honor or Grant
​Honorary Doctor of Sustainability Science, Unity Collegehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2442​Honorary Doctor of Sustainability Science, Unity College<div class="ExternalClass095C18566A434B0E92F5333CFD64C939"> ​Honorary Doctor of Sustainability Science, Unity College, Unity, ME, 2013.</div>2442Award, Honor or Grant
​Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Massachusetts Bostonhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2441​Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Massachusetts Boston<div class="ExternalClass75CD59314D5042DA9B08AFBA968671D1"> ​Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, 2013. </div>​2441Award, Honor or Grant
​Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Green Mountain Collegehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2444​Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Green Mountain College<div class="ExternalClass1D4594257AFD45B0800699709936F20F"> Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT,​ 2012. </div>2444Award, Honor or Grant
Yale Law School Association Award of Merithttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2475Yale Law School Association Award of Merit<div class="ExternalClass3A18825289B14C1AB5C330A703BE423E"> ​Yale Law School Association Award of Merit, 2010.​ </div>2475Award, Honor or Grant
A "Best Book" of the Year, Washington Post Book World, 2008http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2474A "Best Book" of the Year, Washington Post Book World, 2008<div class="ExternalClassB11BF46C911B423FA25C9A8BBCE2342A"><p>​A "Best Book" of the Year, Washington Post Book World, 2008 (for <em>The Bridge at the Edge of the World</em>)</p></div>2474Award, Honor or Grant
​Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, University of South Carolinahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2445​Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, University of South Carolina<div class="ExternalClass85B8ED3779154C97B4E4A0ABF356C66C"> ​Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC,​ 2008. </div>2445Award, Honor or Grant
DeVane Lecturerhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2470DeVane Lecturer<div class="ExternalClass86C30E31334F4206BA06C7C3BF91496F"><p>​DeVane Lecturer, Yale University, 2007.</p></div>2470Award, Honor or Grant
Yale Anglers' Journal Hall of Famehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2468Yale Anglers' Journal Hall of Fame<div class="ExternalClassBB02E013E71C4729A062340A745983FC"> Yale Anglers' Journal Hall of Fame, 2006.​ </div>2468Award, Honor or Grant
Connecticut Book Awardhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2467Connecticut Book Award<div class="ExternalClassFA30BBEFEDA74BEDAF606A3A17C900E4"> ​Connecticut Book Award, Best Nonfiction Book, 2005 (for <em>Red Sky at Morning</em>).​ </div>2467Award, Honor or Grant
Global Environmental Award, International Association for Impact Assessmenthttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2465Global Environmental Award, International Association for Impact Assessment<div class="ExternalClass29F79894D9B14B788C8081AB5DB8C141"><p>​Global Environmental Award, International Association for Impact Assessment, 2005.</p></div>2465Award, Honor or Grant
​Honorary Doctor of Laws, Vermont Law Schoolhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2447​Honorary Doctor of Laws, Vermont Law School<div class="ExternalClassD15519EF7D3B4FC68404A91A9F9B3700"> ​Honorary Doctor of Laws, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT, 2005. </div>​2447Award, Honor or Grant
Blue Planet Prizehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2464Blue Planet Prize<div class="ExternalClass57227B63D2344EF6851BAE3908E2F17A"><p>​Blue Planet Prize, 2002</p></div>2464Award, Honor or Grant
Honorary Master of Philosophy, College of the Atlantichttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2448Honorary Master of Philosophy, College of the Atlantic<div class="ExternalClass45A5C8222DB942359D38DCF16CBECBD2"> ​Honorary Master of Philosophy. College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME, 2001.​ </div>2448Award, Honor or Grant
Grand Cordon du Wissam Alaouite of Moroccohttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2462Grand Cordon du Wissam Alaouite of Morocco<div class="ExternalClass9252C85CEA8C43639D11ABD23A40585A"><p>​Grand Cordon du Wissam Alaouite of Morocco. 1999</p></div>2462Award, Honor or Grant
​Honorary Doctor of Laws, Clark Universityhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2450​Honorary Doctor of Laws, Clark University<div class="ExternalClassDAD32811844442FC91568A3CEAEC3D06"> Honorary Doctor of Laws, Clark University, Worcester, MA. ​1995.​</div>2450Award, Honor or Grant
Barbara Swain Awardhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2455Barbara Swain Award<div class="ExternalClass7E2C5FBBBE0245FE93AB65B1922F251C"><p>​Barbara Swain Award. National Resources Council of America. 1992</p></div>2455Award, Honor or Grant
Global 500 Roll of Honourhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2453Global 500 Roll of Honour<div class="ExternalClass72A01BCFE92C45AEBB9B0BDFE2445247"><p>​Global 500 Roll of Honour, UN Environment Programme, 1988.</p></div>2453Award, Honor or Grant
Honorary Director, World Resources Institutehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2484Honorary Director, World Resources Institute<div class="ExternalClass4B1426410CBB494F96EF8F9B89F3DF07"><p>​Honorary Director, World Resources Institute</p></div>2484Award, Honor or Grant
Lifetime Achievement Awardhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2473Lifetime Achievement Award<div class="ExternalClass4C6787F29365452BA814251C88B2EF1D"><p>​Lifetime Achievement Award, League of Conservation Voters, 2008</p></div>2473Award, Honor or Grant
Hutchinson Medalhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2472Hutchinson Medal<div class="ExternalClassDE760A8C1D754AC8B67E9C3FFB5A6E20"><p>​Hutchinson Medal, The Horticultural Society of Chicago, 2008</p></div>2472Award, Honor or Grant
Straus Innovator Awardhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2471Straus Innovator Award<div class="ExternalClass59A5A72CB41A4571BEA8CC6A0EEE6D00"><p>​Straus Innovator Award, 2008</p></div>2471Award, Honor or Grant
Lifetime Achievement Awardhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2463Lifetime Achievement Award<div class="ExternalClassA05A73868D044120A7682857DDDCBE25"><p>​Lifetime Achievement Award. Environmental Law Institute. 1999</p></div>2463Award, Honor or Grant
Ordre National du Lion of Senegalhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2461Ordre National du Lion of Senegal<div class="ExternalClassC0FF626EFBA4440586A9BFAB696CCF07"><p>​Ordre National du Lion of Senegal. 1998</p></div>2461Award, Honor or Grant
Special Leadership Awardhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2459Special Leadership Award<div class="ExternalClassC26541AEDDF34458BE49EF812CB2C455"><p>​Special Leadership Award. Alliance for United Nations Sustainable Development Programs. 1998</p></div>2459Award, Honor or Grant
Special Recognition Awardhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2458Special Recognition Award<div class="ExternalClass9372CBD0ADB84B5589B17450D22E0173"><p>​Special Recognition Award. Society for International Development. 1997</p></div>2458Award, Honor or Grant
Keystone Center Creative Environmental Leadership Awardhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2457Keystone Center Creative Environmental Leadership Award<div class="ExternalClassDA42078559A746BBB45C7370ED6CBC95"><p>​Keystone Center Creative Environmental Leadership Award, 1994</p></div>2457Award, Honor or Grant
National Leadership Awardhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2454National Leadership Award<div class="ExternalClass31F8B2812E3A4726BE23D89F6EFABDC3"><p>​National Leadership Award. Keystone Center. 1991</p></div>2454Award, Honor or Grant
Resource Defense Award.http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2451Resource Defense Award.<div class="ExternalClassA0A51911756D4EBDA814E41D17B93C6F"><p>​Resource Defense Award. National Wildlife Federation. 1975</p></div>2451Award, Honor or Grant
Middlebury Collegehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2446Middlebury College<div class="ExternalClass5F0E8B981FB6423C8B0D0F3C5F2091F7"><p>​Honorary Doctor of Science, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. 2007</p></div>2446Award, Honor or Grant

​Media Contributions

 

 

​Affiliations

 

 

Advisory board member, Vermont Natural Resources Councilhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2485Advisory board member, Vermont Natural Resources Council<div class="ExternalClass95BDCC8D184E4A0F992147C8987A979B"><p>​Advisory board member: Vermont Natural Resources Council, Southern Environmental Law Center, EcoAmerica, 350.org, Labor Network for Sustainability, Heinz Center, Vermont Institute for Natural Science, United Republic/RepresentUS, Democracy Collaborative Next System Project.</p></div>2485Affiliation