Vermont’s New Economy Booklet

For some time, the Donella Meadows Project was involved in helping a New Economy take shape—one that ensures the health of our ecosystems, values the needs of our communities, and provides for people’s wellbeing.

Vermont’s New Economy: A look at the New Economy by the numbers

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In 2013 we published a booklet on the emergence of the New Economy in our home base of Vermont, USA. Vermont’s New Economy focuses on both numbers and stories from across the state. The numbers provide a snapshot of how Vermont was doing then, while the stories that accompany them illustrate some of the innovative approaches explored in the state. Through these numbers and stories, we intended to provide a “sense of the possible” in designing strong and sustainable economies.

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Vermont’s New Economy was published October 2013 in conjunction with Vermont’s New Economy Week October 10-20, 2013. For more information.

Text and Concept: Marta Ceroni and Sarah Parkinson

Design: Sarah Parkinson


NOTE: The print version of this publication contained a misprint on the “Vermont’s Natural Assets” page. The 15% statistic is incorrect and should instead read “Vermont land that will likely remain undeveloped as a result of tax incentives: 38%.”

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About The Donella Meadows Project

The mission of the Donella Meadows Project is to preserve Donella (Dana) H. Meadows’s legacy as an inspiring leader, scholar, writer, and teacher; to manage the intellectual property rights related to Dana’s published work; to provide and maintain a comprehensive and easily accessible archive of her work online, including articles, columns, and letters; to develop new resources and programs that apply her ideas to current issues and make them available to an ever-larger network of students, practitioners, and leaders in social change.  Read More

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