Greening Vermont

by Ron on November 25, 2012

Greening Vermont: The Search for a Sustainable State is a compelling tale of one small state’s modern environmental movement. The book follows that movement from its beginnings in the revolutionary 1960s, when the arrival of interstate highways brought dramatic economic changes—both wanted and unwanted—to one of the most rural states in the country.

Vermont is a famously verdant state, a place where nature and culture are in better balance than elsewhere. How did Vermont get that way? And more importantly, can the Vermont experience point the way toward achieving a sustainable society, one that doesn’t destroy its own root in nature? In this chronicle of the Vermont environmental movement, authors Elizabeth Courtney and Eric Zencey show how the arrival of the petroleum economy in the 1950s transformed the state—and how the response of the environmental movement laid the groundwork for the kind of society that we all must build for the future.

We are proud to have co-published this title with the Vermont Natural Resources Council.  Please visit their web page for more information or to join VNRC as a member (Read More Here).