Greening Vermont surveys the history of the modern environmental movement in the Green Mountain State, from its origins as a response to the economic changes of the 1960s to today's concerns over renewable energy, ecosystem protection and climate change.
The book’s decade-by-decade narrative is a selective overview of how Vermonters have worked to protect their beloved landscape and
traditional village centers from the dynamic forces released on the rural state by the arrival of the Interstate highway in the 1960s. Lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed by Laughing Bear Associates, Greening Vermont recounts the key innovations, controversies, events
and legislation that have shaped the relationship between humans and nature in the Green Mountain State. Informative sidebars and profiles of some of the movement’s participants supplement the text. While the environmental movement in Vermont has not reached its ultimate goal—the achievement of a fully sustainable state—this book, by tracing past progress, points the way ahead.
Elizabeth Courtney, a Harvard Loeb Fellow, was executive director of the Vermont Natural Resources Council for fourteen hard charging
years and long-time member of the state’s environmental board serving as its chair during several of its most contentious cases.
Eric Zencey has held Fellowships from the Guggenhiem and Rockefeller-Bellagio Foundations and is the author of the critically
acclaimed bestseller Panama; currently a Fellow at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, he is a board member of VNRC and author of the forthcoming The Other Road to Serfdom and the Path to Sustainable Democracy, published by University Press of New England. (MDGentleReader)