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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              Can the World Be Saved? - Ecological Economicshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2644Can the World Be Saved? - Ecological Economics<div class="ExternalClass76A454EAB63A424186CA9821073E5B71"> "'Can the World Be Saved?'," <em>Ecological Economics</em>, Vol. 1, No. 4, 1989. </div>2644PublicationArticle
              The United Nations and International Development: Forging a New Post Cold War Rolehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2439The United Nations and International Development: Forging a New Post Cold War Role<div class="ExternalClass6DE2726BE7544648931E34FA43956414"><p>​"The United Nations and International Development: Forging a New Post Cold War Role," Foundation Day Lecture, <em>Tata Energy Research Institute</em>, Feb. 3, 1994</p></div>2439PublicationOther
              Judicial Review of Displacee Relocation in Urban Renewalhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2427Judicial Review of Displacee Relocation in Urban Renewal<div class="ExternalClass9C46B30A23C94A55A0FFDBDB0E934014"> ​"Judicial Review of Displacee Relocation in Urban Renewal," <em>77 Yale Law Journal</em> 966, 1968. </div>2427PublicationArticle
              A Model Negative Income Tax Statutehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2426A Model Negative Income Tax Statute<div class="ExternalClass05BD889AFE044F398C91A68DB86E911C"> ​"A Model Negative Income Tax Statute," 78 <em>Yale Law Journal</em> 269, 1968 (with others). </div>2426PublicationArticle
              The Federal Role in Technology Assessment and Controlhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2424The Federal Role in Technology Assessment and Control<div class="ExternalClass61B93ED0E9074BA4B603715814E76C84"> ​"The Federal Role in Technology Assessment and Control," <em>Federal Environmental Law</em>, (E. Dolgin and T. Guilbert, ed.), 1974. </div>2424PublicationChapter
              The 1972 Federal Water Pollution Control Act: Problems and Prospects After One Yearhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2422The 1972 Federal Water Pollution Control Act: Problems and Prospects After One Year<div class="ExternalClass158D849F320D4A01902ABB063763D4E0"> ​"The 1972 Federal Water Pollution Control Act: Problems and Prospects After One Year," <em>Natural Resources Lawyer</em>, Spring, 1974. </div>2422PublicationArticle
              Plutonium Recyclehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2421Plutonium Recycle<div class="ExternalClassEEC5F841FCD449768F327E10F53430C9"> ​"Plutonium Recycle," <em>Environmental Action</em>, November 23 and December 7, 1974 (with Arthur Tamplin and Thomas Cochran). </div>2421PublicationCommentary
              Plutonium Recycle: The Fateful Stephttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2420Plutonium Recycle: The Fateful Step<div class="ExternalClass29AA16E5C96548D6B8800F8F3ABE17D6"> "Plutonium Recycle: The Fateful Step," <em>Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists</em>, November 1974 (with Thomas Cochran and Arthur Tamplin). </div>2420PublicationArticle
              The Hazards of Plutoniumhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2419The Hazards of Plutonium<div class="ExternalClassC461B13EBFA44F10BEB5A17216C0E677"> ​"The Hazards of Plutonium," <em>Natural History</em>, January 1975. </div>2419PublicationCommentary
              The Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor: A Poor Buyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2418The Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor: A Poor Buy<div class="ExternalClass485539DBBA2A4FCEA6264F6EE8311063"> ​"The Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor: A Poor Buy," <em>Environment</em>, May/June 1975 (with Thomas Cochran and Arthur Tamplin). </div>2418PublicationArticle
              Waiting for a Philosopher King: Making Cancer Policy Until Certainty Arriveshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2417Waiting for a Philosopher King: Making Cancer Policy Until Certainty Arrives<div class="ExternalClassAA35D4CFB04942FD8EE0621298CD64FE"> ​"Waiting for a Philosopher King: Making Cancer Policy Until Certainty Arrives" <em>Sierra</em>, February/March, 1978. </div>2417PublicationCommentary
              The Nuclear Recessionhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2416The Nuclear Recession<div class="ExternalClass43922C21A2EF441196A1E359C34299C5"> ​"The Nuclear Recession," <em>Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists</em>, April 1978. </div>2416PublicationArticle
              A Civil Servant of the Environmenthttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2415A Civil Servant of the Environment<div class="ExternalClass853197A8219E4BFB8B3D8DFDEE22B80A"> ​"A Civil Servant of the Environment," <em>The Center Magazine</em>, May/June, 1978. </div>2415PublicationCommentary
              A Small Price To Pay: Inflation and Environmental Controlshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2414A Small Price To Pay: Inflation and Environmental Controls<div class="ExternalClass845A7B0C14264F6AB2524EFE220BADCE"> "A Small Price To Pay: Inflation and Environmental Controls," <em>Environment</em>, October, 1978. </div>2414PublicationArticle
              The Sisyphus Syndrome: Acid Rain and Public Responsibilityhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2413The Sisyphus Syndrome: Acid Rain and Public Responsibility<div class="ExternalClass576DBBC0E09B4B01A372B7575266F93A"> ​"The Sisyphus Syndrome: Acid Rain and Public Responsibility," <em>National Parks and Conservation Magazine</em>, February, 1980. </div>2413PublicationArticle
              Our Nation's Water: A Threatened Resourcehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2412Our Nation's Water: A Threatened Resource<div class="ExternalClassB5F5FDD7A8ED409198D98C3AAE35657F"> ​"Our Nation's Water: A Threatened Resource," <em>Catalyst</em>, Vol. VII, No. 2, 1980. </div>2412PublicationArticle
              Our Environmental Future: Four Choices for the 1980'shttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2411Our Environmental Future: Four Choices for the 1980's<div class="ExternalClassC02544FC54E545EFA82CE9E036B57150"> "Our Environmental Future: Four Choices for the 1980's," <em>National Journal</em>, January 26, 1980. </div>2411PublicationCommentary
              Simplifying Compliance with the National Environmental Policy Acthttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2410Simplifying Compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act<div class="ExternalClassFE8051D3A29B45789592A42DDC20847B"> ​"Simplifying Compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act," <em>Sloan Management Review</em>, Summer 1980 (with Nicholas Yost). </div>2410PublicationArticle
              The Looming Test for Mankindhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2409The Looming Test for Mankind<div class="ExternalClass7227A83EFFB04311BCDC63641EBADC61"> ​"The Looming Test for Mankind," <em>The Living Wilderness</em>, September 1980. </div>2409PublicationCommentary
              The Need for Federal Involvementhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2408The Need for Federal Involvement<div class="ExternalClass210AD29A11DB46739565A63A750B19B4"> ​"The Need for Federal Involvement," <em>Environmental Protection Agency Journal</em>, September 1980. </div>2408PublicationArticle
              Overview, A Long-Range Environmental Outlookhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2407Overview, A Long-Range Environmental Outlook<div class="ExternalClass637740AE882641C082C76E616363E47C"> "Overview," <em>A Long-Range Environmental Outlook</em>, National Research Council, 1980. </div>2407PublicationOther
              Resources and Security: Perspectives from the Global 2000 Reporthttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2406Resources and Security: Perspectives from the Global 2000 Report<div class="ExternalClassABC86D3239E34349985AD6CCBD2543CB"> ​"Resources and Security: Perspectives from the Global 2000 Report," <em>World Future Society Bulletin</em>, September/October 1981. </div>2406PublicationArticle
              What To Expect in the Year 2000http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2405What To Expect in the Year 2000<div class="ExternalClass08B58C8ADC874505B530CF07127D24C1"> ​"What To Expect in the Year 2000," <em>Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists</em>, March 1981. </div>2405PublicationArticle
              Questions for a Critical Decadehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2404Questions for a Critical Decade<div class="ExternalClass293E8433BB044C48B5B4F760F8919888"> ​"Questions for a Critical Decade," <em>Columbia Journal of World Business</em>, Vol. XIX, No. 1, Spring, 1984. </div>2404PublicationArticle
              Environment, Economy, Security: The Emerging Agendahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2403Environment, Economy, Security: The Emerging Agenda<div class="ExternalClass7B468FB029CD4AD6A70899F0D2C63FE3"> "Environment, Economy, Security: The Emerging Agenda," <em>Protecting Our Environment</em>, Center for National Policy, 1985. </div>2403PublicationOther
              Sweltering in the Greenhousehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2402Sweltering in the Greenhouse<div class="ExternalClass5121850DF91D4C159432613A7310E6DA"> ​"Sweltering in the Greenhouse," <em>Los Angeles</em><em> Times</em>, August 1, 1986. </div>2402PublicationCommentary
              A New Environmental Agendahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2401A New Environmental Agenda<div class="ExternalClass8B5129D31EEE4C75B750A2D2FE93A108"> ​"A New Environmental Agenda," <em>Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy</em>, Summer, 1986. </div>2401PublicationArticle
              Now, for a Worldwide Phase-Out of CFCshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2400Now, for a Worldwide Phase-Out of CFCs<div class="ExternalClassDC350EC62B204AE99486C13D8F1672E7"> ​"Now, for a Worldwide Phase-Out of CFCs," <em>Los Angeles</em><em> Times</em>, March 29, 1988. </div>2400PublicationCommentary
              Environmental Pollution: A Long-Term Perspectivehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2399Environmental Pollution: A Long-Term Perspective<div class="ExternalClassB917D96B6CF542EDA9720AD04A909449"> ​"Environmental Pollution: A Long-Term Perspective," <em>Earth '88: Changing Geographic Perspectives</em>, 1988. </div>2399PublicationChapter
              The Greening of Technologyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2398The Greening of Technology<div class="ExternalClassCA78C306120E4CB8B1CB634563DD9E48"> ​"The Greening of Technology," <em>The Bridge</em>, National Academy of Engineering, Summer 1989. </div>2398PublicationArticle
              The Greening of Technologyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2397The Greening of Technology<div class="ExternalClass6BB44982A66847808CAA1364B8353A29"> ​"The Greening of Technology," <em>Washington</em><em> Post</em>, November 20, 1988. </div>2397PublicationCommentary
              Dedicate the 90's to the Environment: International Commitment Could Be Our Gift to New Centuryhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2396Dedicate the 90's to the Environment: International Commitment Could Be Our Gift to New Century<div class="ExternalClass25F2D5411F4E4FC195306C42591F08C6"> "Dedicate the 90's to the Environment: International Commitment Could Be Our Gift to New Century," <em>Los Angeles Times</em>, February 1989. </div>2396PublicationCommentary
              The Greening of the Summit: First-World Money and Third-World Ecology Can Prosper Togetherhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2395The Greening of the Summit: First-World Money and Third-World Ecology Can Prosper Together<div class="ExternalClass0EE0010EB62A499188FD468E0D0CFCBB"> ​"The Greening of the Summit: First-World Money and Third-World Ecology Can Prosper Together<em>," Washington Post</em>, July 9, 1989. </div>2395PublicationCommentary
              For North-South Cooperation To Save the Environmenthttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2394For North-South Cooperation To Save the Environment<div class="ExternalClass27126B6C8D024A04B1395941F4F4ECA8"> ​"For North-South Cooperation To Save the Environment," <em>International Herald Tribune</em>, July 12, 1989. </div>2394PublicationCommentary
              Turning Point for the Earthhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2393Turning Point for the Earth<div class="ExternalClass61F69A822B8E4BBE86F3A7E3EA97C89D"> ​"Turning Point for the Earth," <em>GAO Journal</em>, No. 6, Summer 1989. </div>2393PublicationArticle
              The Global Environmental Challengehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2392The Global Environmental Challenge<div class="ExternalClass0B5E85BC63D0445F815BC4CD6F048C2C"> ​"The Global Environmental Challenge," <em>International Agriculture</em>, Vol. 4, No 3, 1989. </div>2392PublicationArticle
              EPA and the World Clean-up Puzzlehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2391EPA and the World Clean-up Puzzle<div class="ExternalClass1EE8B455527F4B21B39850C13AE133F2"> ​"EPA and the World Clean-up Puzzle," <em>EPA Journal</em>, July/August 1989. </div>2391PublicationArticle
              The Global Environmental Agendahttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2389The Global Environmental Agenda<div class="ExternalClass22F573A34BD54B7FA35D527D5F1478EA"> "The Global Environmental Agenda," <em>Environmental Science and Technology</em>, Vol. 23, No. 7, July 1989. </div>2389PublicationArticle
              Steps Toward Sustainabilityhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2388Steps Toward Sustainability<div class="ExternalClass4D7877A029C048BA89740A3618263929"> ​"Steps Toward Sustainability," <em>The Earth in Transition</em>, (G. Woodwell Ed.) 1990. </div>2388PublicationChapter
              We Must Pay Full Price for Energyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2387We Must Pay Full Price for Energy<div class="ExternalClassB3C504FF8194422783917D7660A1C1EA"> ​"We Must Pay Full Price for Energy," <em>Los Angeles</em><em> Times</em>, August 19, 1990. </div>2387PublicationCommentary
              Coming to Terms: Toward a North-South Bargain for the Environmenthttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2386Coming to Terms: Toward a North-South Bargain for the Environment<div class="ExternalClass0DC79A6482BF4C2DA78495F170438FEE"> ​"Coming to Terms: Toward a North-South Bargain for the Environment," <em>Environment</em>, Vol 32, No. 5, June 1990. </div>2386PublicationArticle
              Six Steps Toward Environmental Securityhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2385Six Steps Toward Environmental Security<div class="ExternalClass7C98DDBF59CB4910922928986FDAE79E"> ​"Six Steps Toward Environmental Security," <em>The Christian Science Monitor</em>, January 22, 1990. </div>2385PublicationCommentary
              Environmental Security for the 1990s... In Six Not-So-Easy Stepshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2384Environmental Security for the 1990s... In Six Not-So-Easy Steps<div class="ExternalClassDD81FF5F24B5456DA83062935223BCA2"> "Environmental Security for the 1990s... In Six Not-So-Easy Steps," <em>World Resources Institute: Issues and Ideas</em>, January 1990. </div>2384PublicationArticle
              An Environmental Revolution in Technologyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2383An Environmental Revolution in Technology<div class="ExternalClass127A4381A31448D58D8B4CE3EFA56241"> "An Environmental Revolution in Technology," <em>Environmental Science and Technology</em>, Vol. 24, No. 4, 1990. </div>2383PublicationArticle
              Compact for a New Worldhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2382Compact for a New World<div class="ExternalClassF4AA62074EE648A3A5EB9C41C8626413"> ​"Compact for a New World," <em>Report of the New World Dialogue on Environment and Development in the Western Hemisphere</em>, 1991 (principal author). </div>2382PublicationOther
              EPA Must Help Lead an Environmental Revolution in Technologyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2381EPA Must Help Lead an Environmental Revolution in Technology<div class="ExternalClass2FCD246726C6468892AF4D66BAC75BA4"> ​"EPA Must Help Lead an Environmental Revolution in Technology," <em>Environmental Law</em>, Vol. 21, 1991. </div>2381PublicationArticle
              Partnership for Sustainable Development: A New U.S. Agenda for International Development and Environmental Securityhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2380Partnership for Sustainable Development: A New U.S. Agenda for International Development and Environmental Security<div class="ExternalClass8E578FDA97B44D25AEEDBFF3D1F838F4"> ​"Partnership for Sustainable Development: A New U.S. Agenda for International Development and Environmental Security," <em>Report of an Environmental and Energy Study Institute Task Force</em> (chair), 1991. </div>2380PublicationOther
              Meeting the North-South Challengehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2379Meeting the North-South Challenge<div class="ExternalClassA0C7DD26FDE742189718C38FD8702D5C"> "Meeting the North-South Challenge," <em>Changing America: Blueprints for the New Administration</em>, (M.Green ed.), 1992. </div>2379PublicationChapter
              Pollution vs. Payrolls: Going for the Gold, A National Strategy for Helping America Clean Up by Cleaning Uphttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2378Pollution vs. Payrolls: Going for the Gold, A National Strategy for Helping America Clean Up by Cleaning Up<div class="ExternalClass455B972977E647D3A57DBC1AE53C1AFF"> "Pollution vs. Payrolls: Going for the Gold, A National Strategy for Helping America Clean Up by Cleaning Up," <em>Washington Post</em>, October 4, 1992. </div>2378PublicationCommentary
              The Transition to a Sustainable Societyhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2377The Transition to a Sustainable Society<div class="ExternalClass1366C1678D7D4749ACD7760932B2A145"> ​"The Transition to a Sustainable Society," <em>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,</em> Vol. 89, February 1992​. </div>2377PublicationArticle

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              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">​"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 Schorhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2432Reimagining 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 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
              Measuring What Mattershttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2435Measuring 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 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

              Awards & Accomplishments

              Awards & Accomplishments

               

               

              Honorary Director, World Resources Institutehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2484Honorary Director, World Resources Institute<div class="ExternalClass4B1426410CBB494F96EF8F9B89F3DF07"> Honorary Director, World Resources Institute.​ </div>2484Award, Honor or Grant
              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
              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
              ​Lifetime Achievement Award, League of Conservation Votershttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2473​Lifetime Achievement Award, League of Conservation Voters<div class="ExternalClass4C6787F29365452BA814251C88B2EF1D"> ​Lifetime Achievement Award, League of Conservation Voters, 2008.​ </div>2473Award, Honor or Grant
              Hutchinson Medalhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2472Hutchinson Medal<div class="ExternalClassDE760A8C1D754AC8B67E9C3FFB5A6E20"> ​Hutchinson Medal, The Horticultural Society of Chicago, 2008.​ </div>2472Award, Honor or Grant
              Straus Innovator Awardhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2471Straus Innovator Award<div class="ExternalClass59A5A72CB41A4571BEA8CC6A0EEE6D00"> ​Straus Innovator Award, 2008.​ </div>2471Award, 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
              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
              ​Lifetime Achievement Award, Environmental Law Institutehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2463​Lifetime Achievement Award, Environmental Law Institute<div class="ExternalClassA05A73868D044120A7682857DDDCBE25"> ​Lifetime Achievement Award, Environmental Law Institute, 1999. </div>​2463Award, 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
              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"> ​Ordre National du Lion of Senegal, ​1998​. </div>2461Award, Honor or Grant
              Special Leadership Awardhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2459Special Leadership Award<div class="ExternalClassC26541AEDDF34458BE49EF812CB2C455"> ​Special Leadership Award, Alliance for United Nations Sustainable Development Programs, 1998.​ </div>2459Award, Honor or Grant
              Special Recognition Awardhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2458Special Recognition Award<div class="ExternalClass9372CBD0ADB84B5589B17450D22E0173"> ​Special Recognition Award, Society for International Development,​ 1997. </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"> ​Keystone Center Creative Environmental Leadership Award, 1994.​ </div>2457Award, 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
              National Leadership Awardhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2454National Leadership Award<div class="ExternalClass31F8B2812E3A4726BE23D89F6EFABDC3"> ​National Leadership Award, ​Keystone Center, 1991.​ </div>2454Award, 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
              Resource Defense Award.http://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2451Resource Defense Award.<div class="ExternalClassA0A51911756D4EBDA814E41D17B93C6F"> ​Resource Defense Award, National Wildlife Federation, 1975. </div>2451Award, 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
              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
              ​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
              ​Honorary Doctor of Science, Middlebury Collegehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2446​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 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
              ​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
              ​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

               

               

              Taking Stock: Rethinking Consumerismhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2235Taking Stock: Rethinking Consumerism<div class="ExternalClass6DCC7592F1244F08B34136736D0CC4A6"> ​"Taking Stock: Rethinking Consumerism," <em>Marketplace</em> (interview), July 13, 2009.​ </div>http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/taking-stock/taking-stock-rethinking-consumerism2235Media Contribution

               

               

              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"><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
              Honorary Trustee, Natural Resources Defense Councilhttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2483Honorary Trustee, Natural Resources Defense Council<div class="ExternalClass5DCFE43755044A7B8DAB5C74408DD34F"><p>​Honorary Trustee, Natural Resources Defense Council</p></div>2483Affiliation
              Director, New Economics Institutehttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2482Director, New Economics Institute<div class="ExternalClass31C66D155DC442A68D096F8AE57FA745"><p>​Director, New Economics Institute</p></div>2482Affiliation
              Director, Institute for Sustainable Communitieshttp://portal.vermontlaw.edu/Metacatalogs/Lists/Accomplishments Activities/DispForm.aspx?ID=2481Director, Institute for Sustainable Communities<div class="ExternalClassF376DEC006C74A7ABBDE201C63B87640"><p>​Director, Institute for Sustainable Communities</p></div>2481Affiliation