On October 19, we celebrated our new management of the Colorado Carbon Fund (CCF) and its return, back to Colorado! The CCF, founded in 2008 by the Colorado Energy Office, was the first state-based program in the country designed to help individuals, businesses and communities offset greenhouse gas emissions and support innovative, local climate and community benefit solutions. We are thrilled to take over management of this iconic program and look forward to expanding its impact with community and climate benefit programs here in Colorado
L. Hunter Lovins & Bill Becker
This interview and discussion with the participants of the 2016 Climate Knowledge Brokers workshop at NREL in Golden, Colorado explores the intricacies in connecting effectively with lawmakers and decision makers on climate issues.
Experts in sustainable finance and climate policy, including Hunter Lovins, joined together at The Alliance Center to discuss what could be a pivotal climate change mitigation strategy: putting a price on carbon. With Bill Becker, Mark Reynolds, and Congresswoman Diana DeGette as moderator.
Revitalizing Agriculture Approach pioneer Leontino Balbo Jr, author and expert on Natural Capitalism Hunter Lovins and former European Commissioner for Environment Janez Potočnik discuss a new approach to agriculture. Find out more about the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and CE100 network at www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org.
The Paris Agreement focuses on emissions, but this is only 50% of the solution. Atmospheric carbon drawdown is the other half of the solution. Hunter Lovins of acknowledges that the French 4 p 1000 Initiative is a good initiative and that companies are a key engine of delivery for regenerative solutions.
Hunter Lovins was the Keynote for the 2016 Colorado Mountain College Sustainability Conference in Steamboat Springs, CO. This was a wonderful event where NCS helped CMC launch the “Sustainability Action Plan Recommendations Report”
Natural Capitalism Solutions, with the Humanistic Management Network, have created “Leading for Wellbeing”. Learn all about this project in the video below!
Support this project here!
“From Coast to Coast, It’s Getting Easier to Go Electric in the U.S.”
Hunter Lovins takes you on a drive in her Nissan Leaf with Shelly Schlender on Voice of America and chats about the current trends and future of electric vehicles
The first event of the year hosted by the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado was a sold-out event! In case you missed out, check out the full length video here! It was a great evening with one incredible panel: Hunter Lovins, Governor Bill Ritter, Senator Tim Wirth, and Bill Becker!
If you missed out, you can watch the full length video of our Encyclical to Action event here! Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in this wonderful event. We look forward to continuing these dialogues and workshops in 2016
Hear what our amazing panel had to say in these one-on-one interviews!
This was our first in a series of dialogues aimed at taking Pope Francis’ Encyclical to Action. It was a wonderful evening with an amazing panel of speakers. We all went home motivated to craft the strategy necessary for change!
Hunter Lovins was part of the Disruptive Innovation Festival, hosted by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Watch her webcast on Regenerative Economics and the Circular Economy here!
Hunter Lovins kicked off the “Future of Humanity” series at Chautauqua Community House with this talk on Regenerative Economics. It was a great evening!
Video by Michael Kosacoff, Highland City Club
ThinkTech Hawaii (YouTube)
25 March 2015
A Skype report from the Maui Energy Conference from Hunter Lovins and “Hawaii: State of Clean Energy” co-hosts Sharon Moriwaki and Ray Starling of the Hawaii Energy Policy Forum.
L. Hunter Lovins: “Economy for the Anthropocene”
Talking Green Economy with L. Hunter Lovins
As part of our ‘Talking Green Economy’ series, the Green Economy Coalition sits down with Hunter Lovins, President of Natural Capitalism Solutions and general eco-superstar to find out how she would tell the story of transition.
L. Hunter Lovins: “Why We Marched”
L. Hunter Lovins: “Investment for an Economy in Service to Life”
Related video on YouTube:
Hunter Lovins – Holistic Management rebuilds community, economy and ecology
L. Hunter Lovins: ” The Business Case for Sustainability”
Disaster Recovery – A Growth Industry?
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19 December 2013 | Conversations with Great Minds - Media's coverage of climate change? by Thom Hartmann
The Big Picture (YouTube)
19 December 2013
Climate change is the greatest threat our planet has ever faced – and we need to take action now to prevent the situation from getting any worse. But will there ever be enough political will to put the policies in place that are needed to save the future of the only planet we can call home? We’ll ask William Becker – Executive Director of the Presidential Climate Action Project – in tonight’s special Conversations with Great Minds
Unreasonable Institute’s Climax Event
“Unreasonable Day for Play” at Shine
Hunter’s talk: “Entrepreneuring a New Global Economy”
Watch the video introducing the Unreasonable Institute’s Entrepreneurs the Unreasonable Climax July 2013. Check out the flying penguins the very end! Hunter is honored to serve as a mentor to the Unreasonable Institute.
And here’s live footage from the climax:
Hunter Lovins, Jeff Mendelsohn, Thomas Day, Liz Maw, Gwen Migita, and Megan Rast presented on “Beyond Employee Engagement”
(download slides) “The Business Case for Employee Engagement” by Hunter Lovins
(link to audio podcast of second day on SB site)
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How can companies implement true employee-level sustainability integration and unleash the powerful benefits to society, the environment, and business performance? How can the HR channel be utilized to develop objective and subjective sustainability goals by department, in the context of a well-articulated brand sustainability platform? What does it take to effectively drill down objective and subjective performance criteria and goals to the level of every employee?
Karen Howe, 2012 NCS Summer Intern, Director
WSCU understands students are at the heart of the sustainability movement. Sustainability at Western stems from student passion and energy to make a difference in their community.
California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC) Convergence at UC Berkeley
“Lead. Follow, Or Get Out of the Way” by L. Hunter Lovins
Earth Day at Elon University
“The Way Out: Kickstarting Capitalism to Save our Economic Ass” by Hunter Lovins
“The Business Case for Sustainability” by L. Hunter Lovins
Hunter speaking from the Global Leadership Meeting on Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 agenda in San Jose Costa Rica, March 18, 2013[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJf6ErBUcbQ?rel=0&w=560&h=315]
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University of California at Berkeley – i4energy lunch series
“Sustainable Economic Development” by L. Hunter Lovins
Hunter was a Regents Lecturer 4-15 March 2013 and this was her second public talk.
University of California at Berkeley Regents Lecture
“Happiness, Economics, and Sustainability” by L. Hunter Lovins
4th Annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit
Weber State University in Ogden, UT
“The Business Case for Sustainability” by L. Hunter Lovins
At the Epicenter, a unique, interactive conversation with a powerhouse panel of leading women “ecopreneurs” including Hunter Lovins, Kim Coupounas and Brook Eddy, hosted by Seleyn DeYarus of Best Organics. February 12th, Boulder, Colorado[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpuhhaaBDv4&w=560&h=315]
Hunter did not use slides, this was a panel discussion.
Bhutan TV interviews International Environmental Working Group members David Suzuki, Frances Moore Lappe and Hunter Lovins.
Hunter’s segment is 12 min 46 sec into this video.
“What’s Your Story?” by L. Hunter Lovins
Hunter Lovins talks about the power of story to bring about a sense of purpose in the business world.[youtube http://youtube.com/w/?v=nV8TsdhRFRk]
Hunter sailed from San Diego, CA – Hilo, HI on the first leg of the Unreasonable Semester at Sea.
ABC Foundation’s Continuity Forum
“Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way” by L. Hunter Lovins
- Triple Pundit "3rd Annual Women in Green Forum Returns to Santa Monica to Unite International Environmental Leaders for Two Days" (by Nick Aster) 26 July 2012
21 April 2012
At the April 2012 Fortune Brainstorm Green conference, Nick Aster spoke briefly with Hunter and they reflected on the nature of the conference and how the business case for sustainability is finally hitting home.
22 May 2012 | New York, NY | Women in Conservation Changing the World: Hunter Lovins Honored as 2012 Rachel Carson Award Recipient
Robbie Knight, Managing Editor of Denver Green Streets interviews L. Hunter Lovins, President and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions.
Hunter Lovins and Boyd Cohen Talk Climate Capitalism at Seattle Town Hall
The Designers Accord Sustainability in 7 video series delivered a daily dose of design inspiration by today’s leading sustainability experts. Join in the conversation as they share 7 things every designer should consider when integrating sustainability into design practice. Hunter Lovins’ video from her Ranch in Longmont, CO:
Thoughtful (and thought-provoking) videos from 17 of 2011s most respected sustainability experts. Learned that “by design” starts with value thinking from William McDonough, the realities of sustainable business from Hunter Lovins and Lisa Gansky, that diversity creates resilience from Nathan Shedroff and that each of us should look to nature for design solutions from Janine Benyus. Each of our 17 presenters gave us a unique view on directions in sustainable design and what it means for makers, thinkers, consumers and producers today.
In case you missed any of the Sustainability in 7 videos, we’ve created an easy index of all our experts below! Bookmark and share the Sustainability in 7 homepage. All the videos will live at core77.com/sustainabilityin7 for your easy reference.
+ Fiona Bennie on Future Scenarios
+ Janine Benyus on Biomimicry
+ Allan Chochinov on the Seven Presumptions of Design
+ Dawn Danby on Life-Cycle Thinking
+ Andrew Dent on Materials
+ Gil Friend on Sustainable Business
+ Lisa Gansky on Sharing
+ Chris Hacker on the Design Process
+ Wendy Jedlička’s Seven Handy Tips to Help You Change the World
+ Hunter Lovins Makes the Business Case for Sustainability
+ William McDonough on Cradle to Cradle Design
+ Dara O’Rourke on Seven Design Principles for Sustainable Design
+ John Peterson on Pro Bono Design
+ Nathan Shedroff Explains Systems Thinking
+ John Thackara on Energy
+ Alissa Walker on Walking the Walk
+ Adam Werbach on Cultural Sustainability
- TreeHugger Michelle Kaufmann video interview with Hunter Lovins
- Just Means' Kevin Long video interview with Hunter Lovins
- Triple Pundit "Madrone League: Open Source Sustainability Education" (by Erica Frye) 4 October 2010
- Triple Pundit "A Look at Women’s Leadership in Sustainability" (by Erica Frye) 14 October 2010
North Carolina State University Center for Innovation Management Studies (NCSU-CIMS) Spring 2010 Meeting
(download slides) “The Business Cae for Sustainability” by L. Hunter Lovins (Keynote speech)
A student interview with Hunter Lovins North Carolina State’s College of Innovation Management Studies (CIMS). Recorded at The Angus Barn in Raleigh, NC this 2010 Spring Conference highlights the many challenges and opportunities for sustainable, profitable, business solutions to an increasingly larger economic and environmental dilemma.
- Huffington Post "Chaos and Capitulation in Copenhagen" (by Jerry Cope) 16 December 2009
From Sustainable Business to Sustainable Capitalism
Hunter Lovins at the Blum Center for Developing Economies – Net Impact sponsor
Hunter Lovins on the Business Case for Sustainability
by Amber Bieg of Green-Ideas.com