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24 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Hunter Lovins. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Hunter Lovins, often where they are interviewed.

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24 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Hunter Lovins. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Hunter Lovins, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode #17 – Hunter Lovins

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Ask yourself this question: “When you think about your personal life, what do you want?” In this episode of Regenerative Voices Elevating Stories Activating Change Podcast graciously guest-hosted by Elizabeth Candelario, go on an in-depth journey of self, and more broadly, world discovery with renowned author, professor, and champion of sustainable development Hunter Lovins. During this dynamic episode, Hunter candidly discusses a multitude of relevant regenerative topics. She makes it clear that saving the planet is “not the work of any one person” citing Greta Thunberg as an example, and shares how “over 30 years’ time, we could get back to a concentration of 280 ppm CO2 in the atmosphere, and we can do this profitably.” Learn the powerful 3 Principles of Natural Capital, and hear her story of the King of Bhutan giving her the weighty responsibility of reinventing the global economy. Hunter’s positivity coupled with the realistic and actionable tools she presents creates a sense of optimism we so greatly need in today’s climate.

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Aug 11 2020 ·
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L. Hunter Lovins - A Finer Future - August 13, 2018

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L. Hunter Lovins discusses her new book, A Finer Future: Creating an Economy in Service of Life and highlights the role of grazing in building soil to mitigate global warming. Lovins is an American environmentalist, author, sustainable development proponent, co-founder of Rocky Mountain Institute, and president of the nonprofit organization Natural Capitalism Solutions. Interviewer, Seth Itzkan, Soil4Climate Inc.

Jul 30 2020 · 46mins
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003: Jesse Gerstin & Hunter Lovins

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This episode features Hunter Lovins, a giant in the renewable energy field and founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions, and Jesse Gerstin, Director of Sustainable Business at SimpliPhi Power, and former director of the Clinton Climate Initiative. Jesse has his MBA in sustainability from Bard College, where Hunter was his instructor and mentor. The two have maintained their relationship over the years and took the time to chat over zoom for this conversation.

Jesse and Hunter explore how renewable energy makes economic sense, what a regenerative recovery from COVID-19 might look like and how we can make sure that this recovery is equitable, inclusive and just.

Jun 29 2020 · 46mins
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61 Extract 3. An Evolving Movement & Consciousness, with global advisor Hunter Lovins

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I feel compelled to post one last extract from the very end of my conversation with the legendary Hunter Lovins - for those who might prefer to listen in ‘chapters’, for those who might not have made it all the way through on first listening, and for those who might be particularly interested in the themes covered here. And because I’m still deeply moved by how our conversation culminated.

This extract segues directly from extract 2, where Hunter left off talking about trying to figure out how the rest of the world recovers from COVID-19. We explore her brilliant stories and current views of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance, Wellbeing Governments Coalition, Regenerative Communities Network, the Club of Rome, Doughnut Economics Action Lab, and how Dana Meadows’ famous piece ‘Places to Intervene in a System’ was born.

Hunter Lovins is a best-selling author, including of the seminal Natural Capitalism, with Paul Hawken and Amory Lovins. She’s also founder and President of Natural Capitalism Solutions, founding Professor of Sustainable Management at the Bard MBA, a pioneering rancher, and Chief of Impact at Change Finance.

Hunter consults for companies and countries around the world, has been named Millennium TIME Magazine Hero of the Planet, and was awarded the 2008 Sustainability Pioneer Prize by the European financial community for her decades of pioneering work.

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Listen to our conversation in full wherever you get your podcasts, or at our website https://www.regennarration.com/episodes/061-were-gonna-reinvent-everything-hunter-lovins

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The System, by the Public Opinion Afro Orchestra

Title slide: Hunter Lovins, sourced at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/naturalcapitalism/finer-future-creating-an-economy-in-service-to-lif

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May 27 2020 · 18mins
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61 Extract 2. How the Regenerative Economy is Becoming Mainstream, with global advisor Hunter Lovins

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This is a second brief extract from towards the end of my conversation with the legendary Hunter Lovins. It opens by looking at the tectonic shift that is apparently underway in the capital flows that will back in regenerative economies. Where banks are already looking at the stranded fossil fuel assets they’re reclaiming and wondering what to do with them. And where the opportunities on the other side of the ledger grow.

I heard Hunter say not long ago that the regenerative economy was already bigger than the extractive one in her home state of Colorado. But that nobody knows. So we talk about how they found out, how they engaged with 90% of the economy on it, and where else this might be true. Along with what to look out for.

So much has changed in just the last couple of months, in the world at large and in Hunter’s thinking. “Things are shifting,” she says. And “you can see the shape of the future.”

Hunter is a best-selling author, including of the seminal Natural Capitalism, with Paul Hawken and Amory Lovins. She’s also founder and President of Natural Capitalism Solutions, founding Professor of Sustainable Management at the Bard MBA, a pioneering rancher, and Chief of Impact at Change Finance.

Hunter consults for companies and countries around the world, has been named Millennium TIME Magazine Hero of the Planet, and was awarded the 2008 Sustainability Pioneer Prize by the European financial community for her decades of pioneering work.

Get more:

Listen to our conversation in full wherever you get your podcasts, or at our website https://www.regennarration.com/episodes/061-were-gonna-reinvent-everything-hunter-lovins

Title slide: Hunter Lovins, sourced at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter_Lovins#/media/File:Hunter_Lovins.jpg

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May 25 2020 · 19mins
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61 Extract. What if We Did This Worldwide? With best-selling author & advisor, Hunter Lovins

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"We can roll back climate change." - L. Hunter Lovins

This is a brief extract from episode 61 with the legendary Hunter Lovins, on the importance of the bio-regional scale – place and community - in creating regenerative economies. Especially now. There are a couple of great stories in this short clip, including more of her own.

Hunter is a best-selling author, including of the seminal Natural Capitalism, with Paul Hawken and Amory Lovins. She’s also founder and President of Natural Capitalism Solutions, founding Professor of Sustainable Management at the Bard MBA, a pioneering rancher, and Chief of Impact at Change Finance.

Hunter consults for companies and countries around the world, has been named Millennium TIME Magazine Hero of the Planet, and was awarded the 2008 Sustainability Pioneer Prize by the European financial community for her decades of pioneering work.

She also recently took out the Humungous Fungus Award – which is where we start this part of our conversation!

Get more:

Listen to our conversation in full wherever you get your podcasts, or at our website https://www.regennarration.com/episodes/061-were-gonna-reinvent-everything-hunter-lovins

Title slide: Hunter Lovins, by West Coast Green sourced from - https://rachelsnetwork.org/hunter/

Thanks to our generous supporters for making this podcast possible. If you too value what you hear, and have the capacity at this time, please consider joining them, by heading to our website at https://www.regennarration.com/support

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May 22 2020 · 8mins
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61. We’re Gonna Reinvent Everything, with legendary author, educator & rancher, L. Hunter Lovins

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Hunter Lovins has been a highly influential figure for many decades in the regenerative economies movement. She is another guest that I struggle to describe in a brief intro. To give you a little idea, she’s a best-selling author, including of the seminal Natural Capitalism, with Paul Hawken and Amory Lovins. She’s also founder and President of Natural Capitalism Solutions, founding Professor of Sustainable Management at the Bard MBA, a pioneering rancher, and Chief of Impact at Change Finance.

Hunter consults for companies and countries around the world, has been named Millennium TIME Magazine Hero of the Planet, and was awarded the 2008 Sustainability Pioneer Prize by the European financial community for her decades of pioneering work. I could go on. Oh, she also recently took out the Humungous Fungus Award – and we will talk about that!

I heard Hunter say not long ago, before the pandemic, that her research suggests the regenerative economy is already bigger than the extractive one in her home state of Colorado. But that nobody knows! So I asked Hunter if she’d join me to talk about it, along with how things are changing right now, and of course some of her brilliant life story.

Like my other extensive conversations with legendary figures in this space, like Hazel Henderson and Paul Hawken, this one drifted into ever more meaningful and heart felt exchanges as we went. I hope you enjoy this journey through Hunter’s life, these transforming times, and where we can go from here.

Our conversation includes why she ditched being a lawyer and accidentally became a regenerative rancher, her retrospective view on change and approaches to it over the decades (spoiler alert – where were the stories?), and the growing number of calls she’s receiving asking how to build a regenerative economy out of the COVID collapse.

So much of her thinking, she says, has changed in just the last couple of months - from what’s needed to transition towards renewable energy, regenerative agriculture, and the finance to back it in, to how she goes about her own life and work.

Hunter’s is a trans-partisan vision where we’re all in for societies that are better for people and planet – genuine prosperity. She’s helped set up so much of the world’s work to this end – including more recently the Wellbeing Economy Alliance and the Regenerative Communities Network.

Dana Meadows’ famous leverage points piece – Places to Intervene in a System – was seeded on Hunter’s whiteboard. This prompts a moving conclusion to our conversation reflecting on some of Dana’s profound insight.

We’re up against it, but we can still make something good of this situation, Hunter believes. Tectonic shifts are upon us. So where and how do we go from here?

This episode was recorded online on 7 May 2020.

Get more:
Hunter’s organisation, Natural Capitalism Solutions - https://natcapsolutions.org/

Her most recent book ‘A Finer Future: Creating an economy in service to life’ - http://ourfinerfuture.com/

John Fullerton’s 8 principles (or qualities, as he’s currently speaking of them) of a regenerative economy - https://capitalinstitute.org/8-principles-regenerative-economy/

Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) - https://wellbeingeconomy.org/

Regenerative Communities Network - http://fieldguide.capitalinstitute.org/regenerative-communities-network.html

Music:
The System, by the Public Opinion Afro Orchestra.

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May 18 2020 · 1hr 37mins
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Hunter Lovins

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Hunter Lovins is author of “A Finer Future” and Founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions, a real pioneer and mentor in Green Business whose finger remains firmly on the global pulse of sustainability.

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Feb 25 2020 · 30mins
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268: Hunter Lovins, part 2: Sustainability will work. It will take work.

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I recorded our second conversation the day after the September 20, 2019 climate marches. Hunter is more than well-connected.

I wanted to hear and bring you the perspective of someone who has been at this longer and knew more people. Wait until you hear her share all the people she knew there, as well as her perspective of seeing a different generation pick up what no one has for so long.

From our last conversation you heard me struggle with what I thought I heard of her saying things can work out, so rest easy. The more I've listened to Hunter's message, the more I hear she's not saying things will effortlessly work out, which I feared at first, but that it will take work to make things work out.

We resolve that issue. It's toward the end, so enjoy.

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Dec 31 2019 · 33mins
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203: Hunter Lovins, part 1: A Finer Future

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A friend introduced me to Hunter and I met her in person a day she was teaching in Bard's MBA program.

We start with Limits to Growth, the 30-year update (the book, a synopsis), preparing to talk about her new book, A Finer Future, which follows its tradition.

I felt the root of our conversation was responsibility. We know what to do. We don't need more technology.

We lack political will -- leadership. I hear it over and over.

We cover her history, experience working on sustainability, and the people she's worked with. She works with organizations, in contrast with many environmental groups, though she works to replace them, when appropriate.

The big view that got me thinking was the inevitability of the energy transition she expects by 2030. I'm cautiously optimistic about it. You have to hear it in her terms.

I recommend the videos she described Tony Seba (his Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) talk and his World Affairs talk).

First, wait until you hear what she says about the economic transition.

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Aug 02 2019 · 1hr 3mins
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