21st Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures

Alanna Hartzock, Amory Lovins, John Todd

Alanna Hartzog, Amory Lovins, and John Todd delivered the Twenty-First Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures on October 27th 2001 at the Johnson Chapel in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Each speaker focused on integrated approaches to addressing ecological and social problems. In his closing remarks at the lectures Amory Lovins noted that the day had been about connections. It is clear that we ought to understand and harness connections before attempting to design a solution, and for that reason it is important, he commented, to understand root causes as well as linkages: “We are all designers whether we know it or not, and if we do not pay attention, we may design something we do not intend.”


Time Activity
10:00 Registration and coffee
10:30 Welcome by John McClaughry
10:45 Talk by John Todd
11:45 Audience response and questions
12:15 Lunch
1:15 Talk by Amory Lovins
2:15 Audience response and questions
2:45 Coffee Break
3:00 Talk by Alanna Hartzok
4:00 Audience response and questions
4:30 Closing remarks by the speakers



Related Lectures

Ecological Design: Reinventing the Future
Natural Capitalism: The Next Industrial Revolution
Democracy, Earth Rights, and the Next Economy

Event Speakers

Alanna Hartzok

Alanna Hartzok is an educator, activist, and lecturer in the areas of economic justice, land rights, and land-value tax reform. She is co-director of Earth Rights Institute; General Secretary for the International Union for Land Value Taxation; Global Outreach Coordinator for the Robert Schalkenback Foundation; and a member of the Advisory Council for the Prout Research … Continued

Amory B. Lovins

Amory B. Lovins, a 1993 MacArthur Fellow, is a consultant physicist and environmental scientist who advocates and analyses efficient energy use and “soft energy paths”– technologies based on solar, wind, biofuels, geothermal, etc. that are commensurate with their task. Lovins has advised the energy and other industries as well as the U.S. Departments of Energy … Continued

John Todd

John Todd has been a pioneer in the field of ecological design and engineering for nearly five decades. He is the founder and president of John Todd Ecological Design. Dr. Todd has degrees in agriculture, parasitology and tropical medicine from McGill University, Montreal, and a doctorate in fisheries and ethology from the University of Michigan. … Continued