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New Politics Needed to Drive New Economy, Says Environmental Pioneer Gus Speth

October 27, 2011

SOUTH ROYALTON, VT -- Vermont Law School Professor Gus Speth, a founder of the modern environmental movement, will conclude his three-part lecture series on America's future by laying out his plan for a new U.S. economic and political order on Thursday, Nov. 3.

Image of Gus SpethThe talk, titled "Writhing Free of an Old Skin: Forging a New Politics to Drive the New Economy," will be from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. in the Chase Community Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The lecture series, titled "America, Rising to Its Dream: Charting Passage from Today's Decline to Tomorrow's Rebirth," examines the causes and consequences of the economic, political, social and environmental problems plaguing the United States. Speth said the solution is a social movement that creates a new economic and political system based not on growth but on fairness, justice, sustainability, peace, well being and living in harmony with the planet.

Speth, who joined VLS in 2010, is a former dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, administrator of the U.N. Development Programme, chair of the U.N. Development Group, founder of the World Resources Institute and co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

More information is available from Suzanne Todd at stodd@vermontlaw.edu. Vermont CLE credits are available.

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