Spethhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/People/DispForm.aspx?ID=59SpethGus SpethCo-Founder, New Economy Law Center<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, 1964802-831-1192<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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              America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy America 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
              Climate Change Law: Mitigation and AdaptationClimate 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
              The Coming Transformation: Values To Sustain Human and Natural CommunitiesThe Coming Transformation: Values To Sustain Human and Natural Communities<div class="ExternalClass37CF9A5E54154280A88FEE8C547A1061"> ​<em>The Coming Transformation: Values To Sustain Human and Natural Communities</em> (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 2009) (Ed. with Stephen Kellert). </div>2222Publication
              The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to SustainabilityThe Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability<div class="ExternalClass7858F4AC788641F1A1BB5C2B50BD563E"> ​<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. </div>2223Publication
              Global Environmental GovernanceGlobal Environmental Governance<div class="ExternalClass26B58513BE7B4D538FC0E641DB2C405F"> ​<em>Global Environmental Governance</em> (Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2006) (with Peter Haas). </div>2224Publication
              Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global EnvironmentRed Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment<div class="ExternalClass4EAE9E1BEDF14D35B7362674DFF57D15"> ​<em>Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment</em> (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2004). Translated: German, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Turkish. Paperback with new "Afterword" (2005). </div>2225Publication
              Worlds Apart: Globalization and the EnvironmentWorlds Apart: Globalization and the Environment<div class="ExternalClass1A0927B544A24CD685EF565B6C5E9180"> ​<em>Worlds Apart: Globalization and the Environment</em> (Washington, DC: Island Press, 2003) (Ed). </div>2226Publication
              'Ultimate insider' Goes Radical'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
              Conversation, in Visions of a Living EarthConversation, 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
              From Crisis to SustainabilityFrom 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
              The Limits of GrowthThe Limits of Growth<div class="ExternalClass55AAEC9EFE5242DABC012EF2F39A7FCC"> ​"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. </div>2231Publication
              Beyond Economic RecoveryBeyond Economic Recovery<div class="ExternalClass0EECD95D27D945BEB4E7704999B68D90"> ​"Beyond Economic Recovery," <em>Ourfuture.org</em> (print) 34573, February 11, 2009.​​ </div>2233Publication
              The Global 2000 Report and Its AftermathThe Global 2000 Report and Its Aftermath<div class="ExternalClassBF427A7F9FC14AA1A923C9897EDCDC95"> "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. </div>2236Publication
              Environmental Pollution: High and RisingEnvironmental 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
              GroundswellGroundswell<div class="ExternalClassB9A0741DE7AC491BAC0D64642CB34768"> ​"Groundswell" in Jonathan Isham and Sissel Waage, <em>Ignition</em> (Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2007). </div>2239Publication
              Foreword to Robert Repetto, ed., Punctuated Equilibrium and the Dynamics of U.S. Environmental PolicyForeword 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
              Foreword to Daniel R. Abbasi, Americans and Climate Change: Closing the Gap Between Science and ActionForeword 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
              Creating a Sustainable Future: Are We Running Out of Time?Creating a Sustainable Future: Are We Running Out of Time?<div class="ExternalClassB9D15E552310427BB9F0910600D1E523"> ​"Creating a Sustainable Future: Are We Running Out of Time?" in Robert Olson and David Rejeski <em>Environmentalism and the Technologies of Tomorrow</em> (Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2005). </div>2244Publication
              Foreword to James Rasband et al., Natural Resources Law and PolicyForeword to James Rasband et al., Natural Resources Law and Policy<div class="ExternalClass05C69AA83D454B6D9CA52FE5E6FC991A"> ​"Foreword" to James Rasband et al., <em>Natural Resources Law and Policy</em> (New York: Foundation Press, 2004). </div>2245Publication
              Global Environmental Agenda: Origins and ProspectsGlobal Environmental Agenda: Origins and Prospects<div class="ExternalClassA6A9B8F88B6E486290787B58ACDC6341"> "Global Environmental Agenda: Origins and Prospects," in D. Esty and M. Ivanova, eds<em>., Global Environmental Governance: Options and Opportunities</em> (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 2002). </div>2246Publication
              Development Assistance and PovertyDevelopment Assistance and Poverty<div class="ExternalClass6EB84ED599D94E1E9F69628248A59E25"> "Development Assistance and Poverty," in J. Dernbach, ed., <em>Stumbling Toward Sustainability</em> (Environmental Law Institute, 2002). </div>2247Publication
              Foreword to Ralph Schmidt, et al., eds., Forests to Fight Poverty: Creating National StrategiesForeword to Ralph Schmidt, et al., eds., Forests to Fight Poverty: Creating National Strategies<div class="ExternalClass855A9169539049C68E9E4783D548978D"> "Foreword" to Ralph Schmidt, et al., eds., <em>Forests to Fight Poverty: Creating National Strategies</em> (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999). </div>2248Publication
              Unequal Human Impacts of Environmental DamageUnequal Human Impacts of Environmental Damage<div class="ExternalClassC6B7583AAA884E29A7591E39A5DBC240"> "Unequal Human Impacts of Environmental Damage," in Ahmad K. Hegazy, ed., <em>Environment 2000 and Beyond</em> (Cairo, Egypt: Horus, 1999), pg. 85. </div>2249Publication
              Foreword to Susan Holcombe, Managing to Empower: Grameen Bank's Experience of Poverty AlleviationForeword to Susan Holcombe, Managing to Empower: Grameen Bank's Experience of Poverty Alleviation<div class="ExternalClass0B4377663F6D48018F280EA639332225"> ​"Foreword" to Susan Holcombe, <em>Managing to Empower: Grameen Bank's Experience of Poverty Alleviation</em> (Zed Books, 1995). </div>2250Publication
              Transitions to a Sustainable SocietyTransitions to a Sustainable Society<div class="ExternalClass959562B2331C4C488680159E59EC1CBB"> ​"Transitions to a Sustainable Society," in <em>Human Impact on the Environment: Ancient Roots, Current Challenges</em> (Judith E. Jacobsen & John Firor eds.), 1992​. </div>2251Publication
              Can the World Be Saved? - Environment in PerilCan the World Be Saved? - Environment in Peril<div class="ExternalClass91EE3D52579B410993FB25211367E913"> "Can the World Be Saved?" in Anthony B. Wolbarst ed., <em>Environment in Peril</em> (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Press, 1991), pg. 64. </div>2252Publication
              Introduction, in Deserts on the MarchIntroduction, in Deserts on the March<div class="ExternalClass17C7706587C24B3DAAD0B51712B4B294"> ​"Introduction," in <em>Deserts on the March</em> (Paul B. Sears), Island Press, 1988. </div>2253Publication
              The Environmental Dimension to the Debt Crisis: The Problem and Five ProposalsThe Environmental Dimension to the Debt Crisis: The Problem and Five Proposals<div class="ExternalClassF74609028E324C639F814EE214589FDC"> "The Environmental Dimension to the Debt Crisis: The Problem and Five Proposals," in <em>Latin America's Debt Crisis: Adjusting to the Past or Planning for the Future?</em> (Robert A. Pastor, ed.), 1987. </div>2254Publication
              A New Institute for World ResourcesA New Institute for World Resources<div class="ExternalClass523E69C18CFF4A8D993EA73F5D478B90"> "A New Institute for World Resources," in <em>American Oxonian</em> Vol. LXX, No. 1, 1983. </div>2256Publication
              A Gus Speth ReaderA Gus Speth Reader<div class="ExternalClassD8C03CD96F084E998FE7161140B54EE8"> ​"A Gus Speth Reader," in Huge Nash, ed., <em>Progress As If Survival Mattered</em> (San Francisco: Friends of the Earth, 1981). </div>2258Publication
              Environmental Regulation: The ImMOBILization of TruthEnvironmental Regulation: The ImMOBILization of Truth<div class="ExternalClassB6279025C7844BCBB5FABC3325B8DD0E"> ​"Environmental Regulation: The ImMOBILization of Truth," in <em>Business and the Environment: Toward Common Ground</em>. (Kent Gilbreath, ed.), 1980. </div>2259Publication
              Corporate Responsibility and Toxic ChemicalsCorporate Responsibility and Toxic Chemicals<div class="ExternalClassF666DE7A15C1468C9742F56F8A578313"> "Corporate Responsibility and Toxic Chemicals," in <em>Life After: Environmental Choices We Can Live With</em> (K. Courrier, ed.) 1980. </div>2260Publication
              The Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972The Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972<div class="ExternalClassC855DB9C0E8D478B872F33921FC65703"> ​"The Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972," in Elaine Moss ed., <em>Land Use Controls in the United States</em> (New York: Natural Resources Defense Council and Dial Press, 1​977), pg. 68. </div>2261Publication
              Growth Fetish: Five Reasons Why Prioritizing Growth Is Bad PolicyGrowth Fetish: Five Reasons Why Prioritizing Growth Is Bad Policy<div class="ExternalClass03E1FB00BB524DBD919FE9552AD21991"> ​"Growth Fetish: Five Reasons Why Prioritizing Growth Is Bad Policy," <em>Huffington Post</em>​, September 30, 2013. </div>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-gustave-speth/growth-fetish-five-reason_b_4018166.html2263Publication
              A Vision of America the PossibleA 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
              Will Branding Help?Will Branding Help?<div class="ExternalClassB99C0CFA6E5D474194451A01F09FB605"> "Will Branding Help?," <em>Earth Island Journal</em>, Spring 2013, p. 40. </div>2266Publication
              A New American DreamA New American Dream<div class="ExternalClass7FF6068EEB064E6E9A761D4DEE8F353F"> "A New American Dream," Otherwords.org, October 3, 2012. </div>http://otherwords.org/a_new_american_dream/2268Publication
              For Rio+20: A Charter for a New EconomyFor 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
              How Can We Create a Successful Economy Without Continuous Economic GrowthHow Can We Create a Successful Economy Without Continuous Economic Growth<div class="ExternalClassD8350BF04FCF41BAA5845EE0AA37B0B2"> "How Can We Create a Successful Economy Without Continuous Economic Growth," Center for Humans and Nature, June 13, 2012. </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 NowBuilding 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 I - From Decline to RebirthAmerica 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
              America the Possible - A Manifesto; Part II - A New Politics for a New DreamAmerica 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
              Manifesto for a Post-Growth EconomyManifesto for a Post-Growth Economy<div class="ExternalClassA810E84217C349CC906BC67BCA4CAAD4"> ​"Manifesto for a Post-Growth Economy," <em>Yes! Magazine</em>, September 19, 2012. </div>2278Publication
              American Passage: Towards a New Economy and a New PoliticsAmerican 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
              Letter to Liberals: Liberalism, Environmentalism, and Economic GrowthLetter to Liberals: Liberalism, Environmentalism, and Economic Growth<div class="ExternalClass9193DD96560A4D2FBE5FB7427650AF36"> ​"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. </div>2280Publication
              American Prospect: Decline and RebirthAmerican 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
              Communicating Environmental Risks in an Age of DisinformationCommunicating 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
              Beyond the Growth Paradigm: Creating a Unified Progressive PoliticsBeyond 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
              What Is the American Dream? Dueling Dualities in the American TraditionWhat 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 GrowthOff the Pedestal: Creating a New Vision of Economic Growth<div class="ExternalClass5D4428BB6DAC4B44A738A01305F1FA16"> ​"Off the Pedestal: Creating a New Vision of Economic Growth," Yale Environment 360, May 31, 2011. </div>http://e360.yale.edu/feature/off_the_pedestal_creating_a_new_vision_of_economic_growth/2409/2285Publication

              Presentations

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              How Do We Define an 'Environmental Issue' and How Does the Answer Affect the Curriculum?How Do We Define an 'Environmental Issue' and How Does the Answer Affect the Curriculum?<div class="ExternalClassC9DAEB1A9603428C9F660F0910236215">​"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.​ </div>http://www.environmentalconsortium.org/news/annualmeet_keynotes.html2430Presentation
              Reimagining America: An Evening with Gus Speth & Juliet SchorReimagining America: An Evening with Gus Speth & Juliet Schor<div class="ExternalClassEA49C5E319B742E1BE51FFEFFB78B50F"> ​"Reimagining America: An Evening with Gus Speth & Juliet Schor," with Juliet Schor, The Center for a New American Dream, November 8, 2013.​ </div>http://www.newdream.org/events/reimagining-america?&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newdream&utm_content=2&utm_campaign=email&source=email2432Presentation
              America the Possible: For a Bright Future Change the SystemAmerica 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
              Measuring What MattersMeasuring What Matters<div class="ExternalClassF1174CC0CBB9418FA3A63F6EC82FC6F2">​​"Measuring What Matters," Vermont's New Economy Week, Montpelier, VT, October 17, 2013.​ </div>http://vtneweconomy.org/node/532435Presentation
              The Town House ForumThe 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 EconomyA 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 SecurityTowards 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

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              ​Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Massachusetts Boston​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 Sustainability Science, Unity College​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 Humane Letters, Green Mountain College​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
              ​Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, University of South Carolina​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
              ​Honorary Doctor of Science, Middlebury College​Honorary Doctor of Science, Middlebury College<div class="ExternalClass5F0E8B981FB6423C8B0D0F3C5F2091F7"> ​Honorary Doctor of Science, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT,​ 2007. </div>2446Award, Honor or Grant
              ​Honorary Doctor of Laws, Vermont Law School​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
              Honorary Master of Philosophy, College of the AtlanticHonorary 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
              ​Honorary Doctor of Laws, Clark University​Honorary Doctor of Laws, Clark University<div class="ExternalClassDAD32811844442FC91568A3CEAEC3D06"> Honorary Doctor of Laws, Clark University, Worcester, MA. ​1995.​</div>2450Award, Honor or Grant
              Resource Defense Award.Resource Defense Award.<div class="ExternalClassA0A51911756D4EBDA814E41D17B93C6F"> ​Resource Defense Award, National Wildlife Federation, 1975. </div>2451Award, Honor or Grant
              Global 500 Roll of HonourGlobal 500 Roll of Honour<div class="ExternalClass72A01BCFE92C45AEBB9B0BDFE2445247"><p>​Global 500 Roll of Honour, UN Environment Programme, 1988.</p></div>2453Award, Honor or Grant
              National Leadership AwardNational Leadership Award<div class="ExternalClass31F8B2812E3A4726BE23D89F6EFABDC3"> ​National Leadership Award, ​Keystone Center, 1991.​ </div>2454Award, Honor or Grant
              Barbara Swain AwardBarbara Swain Award<div class="ExternalClass7E2C5FBBBE0245FE93AB65B1922F251C"><p>​Barbara Swain Award. National Resources Council of America. 1992</p></div>2455Award, Honor or Grant
              Keystone Center Creative Environmental Leadership AwardKeystone Center Creative Environmental Leadership Award<div class="ExternalClassDA42078559A746BBB45C7370ED6CBC95"> ​Keystone Center Creative Environmental Leadership Award, 1994.​ </div>2457Award, Honor or Grant
              Special Recognition AwardSpecial Recognition Award<div class="ExternalClass9372CBD0ADB84B5589B17450D22E0173"> ​Special Recognition Award, Society for International Development,​ 1997. </div>2458Award, Honor or Grant
              Special Leadership AwardSpecial Leadership Award<div class="ExternalClassC26541AEDDF34458BE49EF812CB2C455"> ​Special Leadership Award, Alliance for United Nations Sustainable Development Programs, 1998.​ </div>2459Award, Honor or Grant
              Ordre National du Lion of SenegalOrdre National du Lion of Senegal<div class="ExternalClassC0FF626EFBA4440586A9BFAB696CCF07"> ​Ordre National du Lion of Senegal, ​1998​. </div>2461Award, Honor or Grant
              Grand Cordon du Wissam Alaouite of MoroccoGrand Cordon du Wissam Alaouite of Morocco<div class="ExternalClass9252C85CEA8C43639D11ABD23A40585A"><p>​Grand Cordon du Wissam Alaouite of Morocco. 1999</p></div>2462Award, Honor or Grant
              ​Lifetime Achievement Award, Environmental Law Institute​Lifetime Achievement Award, Environmental Law Institute<div class="ExternalClassA05A73868D044120A7682857DDDCBE25"> ​Lifetime Achievement Award, Environmental Law Institute, 1999. </div>​2463Award, Honor or Grant
              Blue Planet PrizeBlue Planet Prize<div class="ExternalClass57227B63D2344EF6851BAE3908E2F17A"><p>​Blue Planet Prize, 2002</p></div>2464Award, Honor or Grant
              Global Environmental Award, International Association for Impact AssessmentGlobal 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
              Connecticut Book AwardConnecticut Book Award<div class="ExternalClassFA30BBEFEDA74BEDAF606A3A17C900E4"> ​Connecticut Book Award, Best Nonfiction Book, 2005 (for <em>Red Sky at Morning</em>).​ </div>2467Award, Honor or Grant
              Yale Anglers' Journal Hall of FameYale Anglers' Journal Hall of Fame<div class="ExternalClassBB02E013E71C4729A062340A745983FC"> Yale Anglers' Journal Hall of Fame, 2006.​ </div>2468Award, Honor or Grant
              DeVane LecturerDeVane Lecturer<div class="ExternalClass86C30E31334F4206BA06C7C3BF91496F"><p>​DeVane Lecturer, Yale University, 2007.</p></div>2470Award, Honor or Grant
              Straus Innovator AwardStraus Innovator Award<div class="ExternalClass59A5A72CB41A4571BEA8CC6A0EEE6D00"> ​Straus Innovator Award, 2008.​ </div>2471Award, Honor or Grant
              Hutchinson MedalHutchinson Medal<div class="ExternalClassDE760A8C1D754AC8B67E9C3FFB5A6E20"> ​Hutchinson Medal, The Horticultural Society of Chicago, 2008.​ </div>2472Award, Honor or Grant
              ​Lifetime Achievement Award, League of Conservation Voters​Lifetime Achievement Award, League of Conservation Voters<div class="ExternalClass4C6787F29365452BA814251C88B2EF1D"> ​Lifetime Achievement Award, League of Conservation Voters, 2008.​ </div>2473Award, Honor or Grant
              A "Best Book" of the Year, Washington Post Book World, 2008A "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
              Yale Law School Association Award of MeritYale Law School Association Award of Merit<div class="ExternalClass3A18825289B14C1AB5C330A703BE423E"> ​Yale Law School Association Award of Merit, 2010.​ </div>2475Award, Honor or Grant
              Thomas Berry Great Work AwardThomas 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 Director, World Resources InstituteHonorary Director, World Resources Institute<div class="ExternalClass4B1426410CBB494F96EF8F9B89F3DF07"> Honorary Director, World Resources Institute.​ </div>2484Award, Honor or Grant

               

               

               

               

              Director, Institute for Sustainable CommunitiesDirector, Institute for Sustainable Communities<div class="ExternalClassF376DEC006C74A7ABBDE201C63B87640"><p>​Director, Institute for Sustainable Communities</p></div>2481Affiliation
              Director, New Economics InstituteDirector, New Economics Institute<div class="ExternalClass31C66D155DC442A68D096F8AE57FA745"><p>​Director, New Economics Institute</p></div>2482Affiliation
              Honorary Trustee, Natural Resources Defense CouncilHonorary Trustee, Natural Resources Defense Council<div class="ExternalClass5DCFE43755044A7B8DAB5C74408DD34F"><p>​Honorary Trustee, Natural Resources Defense Council</p></div>2483Affiliation
              Advisory board member, Vermont Natural Resources CouncilAdvisory board member, Vermont Natural Resources Council<div class="ExternalClass95BDCC8D184E4A0F992147C8987A979B"><div>​Advisory board member: </div><div><ul></div><div><li> Vermont Natural Resources Council</li></div><div><li> Southern Environmental Law Center</li></div><div><li> EcoAmerica, 350.org</li></div><div><li> Labor Network for Sustainability</li></div><div><li> Heinz Center</li></div><div><li> Vermont Institute for Natural Science</li></div><div><li> United Republic/RepresentUS</li></div><div><li> Democracy Collaborative Next System Project</li></div><div></ul></div><p><br></p></div>2485Affiliation