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Greening Vermont Book Launch Reception

Greening Vermont Book Launch Reception
Tue, 12/11/2012 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Goddard Art Gallery at 54 Main, downtown Montpelier, VT 05602


VNRC and Thistle Hill Publishing present the launch for their recent publication, Greening Vermont: The Search for a Sustainable State. The authors will be on hand to autograph these lavishly illustrated books, which will be on sale for $35.00. Refreshments will be served.

A Little Background on the Book
Greening Vermont: The Search for a Sustainable State looks back over five decades of Vermont’s environmental activism in order to move us all forward into ecological sustainability. This book is a story about people, politics, money and the environment. As Tom Slayton tells us in his forward: “It is a tale of environmental victories, defeats and, perhaps most significantly, collaborations and compromises that have put Vermont at the forefront of the environmental movement”.

Greening Vermont is a call to action. Authors Elizabeth Courtney and Eric Zencey advise: “Our ecosystems are out of balance, and if we don’t address this issue now, there is no certain sustainable future.”

The book includes revealing in-depth interviews with Vermont movers and shakers from over the years, as well as stunning illustrations of the Vermont countryside.


Elizabeth Courtney, a Harvard Loeb Fellow, is Director of the Legacy Project at the Vermont Natural Resources Council, where she served as executive director for fourteen years. Elizabeth was a member of the Act 250 appeals board from the mid1980s to 1990 and its chair from 1990 to 1994, during a significant decade of development in Vermont. Her knowledge and experience in the Vermont environmental movement is second to none.

Eric Zencey has held Fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller-Bellagio Foundations, and is the author of the critically acclaimed bestseller, Panama. Currently, Eric is a Fellow at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, 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.