Save gas and lower your carbon footprint by joining this discussion at your local library. Gus Speth, Dean of Vermont Law School and author of America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy will speak at the Kellogg Hubbard Public Library in Montpelier at 10:30 on Thursday, October 17th, with videoconferencing in Burlington, Middlebury, and Williston. He will speak about the efforts being made around the country, and adopted by the Vermont Legislature last year, to replace Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with measurements that reflect our health and welfare, and the health of the natural environment.
The movement to “green” or replace GDP has proceeded in fits and starts for decades. While dozens of new approaches have been developed such as the Genuine Progress Indicator, Green Savings, and Green GDP the traditional GDP-based framework of progress only became more ingrained in our economic thinking and policy structure in recent decades. Vermont's first Genuine Progress Indicator Report Card is available now. Click here to read it.