Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/10/03/Huey_Johnson_Green_Planning_at_Nation_Scale
Environmentalist and Resource Renewal Institute founder Huey Johnson charges U.S. politicians with exploiting the use of public lands, especially in western states.
Huey Johnson addresses the Long Now Foundation on October 3, 2008.
Green Plans, said Johnson, are government-run environmental programs that rise to the scale and longevity of environmental problems.
Instead of acting piecemeal, they are comprehensive, systemic, integrated, and accountable. Instead of pursuing an energy policy, an air policy, and a water policy separately, you have to have one policy that covers them all.
He singled out three shining examples of how to make Green Plans work — Holland, New Zealand, and Californias Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32) – Stewart Brand
Huey D. Johnson is the founder and president of the Resource Renewal Institute (RRI), a nonprofit organization that incubates ideas and practices for environmental sustainability. He is a leading voice for Green Plans, a comprehensive and integrated approach to protecting and managing natural resources in use by the European Union and a growing number of countries. From 1976-1982, Johnson served as Secretary of Resources for the State of California where he conceived and implemented “Investing for Prosperity,” a hundred-year plan for managing the state’s natural resources. An avid hunter and fisherman, Johnson has written extensively on urban hunting. He is active in national and international organizations dedicated to conservation.