Renowned author and champion of sustainable development, L. Hunter Lovins, will join the Town of Vail’s environmental sustainability team for a discussion and book signing on Thursday, Feb. 21 at Donovan Pavilion. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a discussion beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and light refreshments will be provided.
Lovins is Time Magazine’s Millennium Hero for the Planet and co-author of “Natural Capitalism,” a best seller. Her newest book, “A Finer Future,” is aimed at business leaders, entrepreneurs, activists, and anyone who cares about the future of the planet. Rich with stories of communities implementing solutions, her book describes the exciting developments taking place to transform finance, business, energy, agriculture and many other areas of society to create an economy that works for everyone.
Lovins is president and founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions, a non-profit formed in 2002 in Longmont, Colo. She has consulted on sustainable agriculture, energy, water, security and climate policies for scores of governments, communities and companies worldwide. Within the U.S., she has consulted for the Presidential Cabinet, Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy and numerous state and local agencies.
As a result of her work, Lovins has won dozens of awards, including the European Sustainability Pioneer award, the Right Livelihood Award (the alternative Nobel) and has twice won the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Research on Manufacturing.
Her appearance Thursday is being hosted as part of the effort to update the town’s environmental sustainability strategic plan with the input of Lovins’ firm, NCS, and the community. As the town reflects on the nearly ten years of the program, environmental sustainability manager Kristen Bertuglia says the next ten years will require aggressive goals, big thinking and innovation.
For more information, contact Bertuglia at kbertuglia or 970-477-3455.