Husband And Wife Team Honored For Environmental Work

Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute, left, meets with President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin before he addresses the Vermont Legislature in Montpelier, Vt., Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007. Leading lawmakers through a computerized presentation Thursday, an international expert on global climate change said state government can take a number of steps to reduce Vermont’s greenhouse gas emissions this winter and spring. Lovins said the state could build on its existing reputation as an environmental leader in a number of ways.
Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute, left, meets with President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin before he addresses the Vermont Legislature in Montpelier, Vt., Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007. Leading lawmakers through a computerized presentation Thursday, an international expert on global climate change said state government can take a number of steps to reduce Vermont's greenhouse gas emissions this winter and spring. Lovins said the state could build on its existing reputation as an environmental leader in a number of ways. Toby Talbot / AP Photo
Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute, left, meets with President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin before he addresses the Vermont Legislature in Montpelier, Vt., Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007. Leading lawmakers through a computerized presentation Thursday, an international expert on global climate change said state government can take a number of steps to reduce Vermont’s greenhouse gas emissions this winter and spring. Lovins said the state could build on its existing reputation as an environmental leader in a number of ways.
Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute, left, meets with President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin before he addresses the Vermont Legislature in Montpelier, Vt., Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007. Leading lawmakers through a computerized presentation Thursday, an international expert on global climate change said state government can take a number of steps to reduce Vermont's greenhouse gas emissions this winter and spring. Lovins said the state could build on its existing reputation as an environmental leader in a number of ways. Toby Talbot / AP Photo

Husband And Wife Team Honored For Environmental Work

A husband-and-wife team of environmentalists, physicist and co-founder of the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Institute Amory Lovins and landscape and nature photographer Judy Hill Lovins, join the show to chat about their work and about the action they feel needs to be taken to transition American and global energy infrastructures off fossil fuels and onto renewable sources.

Amory and the rest of the Rocky Mountain Institute are dedicated to working with American and global partners to advance a combination of energy efficiency measures with a shift to renewable energy supply to address the climate crisis. The Institute works with government officials and organizational and corporate partners in the U.S., China, the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa. Judy is a landscape photographer whose goal is to “inspire, renew, and illustrate our role as stewards of nature’s treasures.” She and Amory are in town to be honored for their work at the Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods’ 36th annual Smith Nature Symposium & Benefit this Saturday.