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Issue 42 - 02 | The Future is Here and It Is Bright: What Are We Waiting For?

By Gary Hirshberg
Published Jan. 16, 2008 4:30 p.m.
“We need more than simple awareness to break our generations-old, fossil-fuel-induced stupor. We have known what we should do, but we clearly have not done it. And the situation has deteriorated because of our lack of action. After more than three decades spent working in the environmental movement, I am convinced that economic self-interest—whether it is achieved by saving, earning, or a combination of the two—is the most powerful, if not the only, force capable of bringing about the future we need in time to make a difference….”

About Gary Hirshberg | Gary Hirshberg is the president and CE-Yo of Stonyfield Farm, the world’s largest producer of organic yogurt, and Board Chair of Climate Counts. The recipient of five Honorary Doctorates and numerous awards for his commitment to environmental causes, he lives with his wife and three teenage yogurt-eaters in New Hampshire.

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