Exploring the Potential… with Sophie Howe

Explore the potential for a Wellbeing of Future Generations Act in Vermont with Sophie Howe, where she will discuss the implementation of the Wales WFGA, and what such laws could look like for Vermont. Join her in the Grand Maple Ballroom Tuesday, September 19th from 10 AM to 11:30 AM. Can’t go in person? Watch the live stream!

The Wales Wellbeing of Future Generations Act was passed into law in 2015 after widespread public consultation on the question: “What kind of Wales do you want to leave for your children and grandchildren?” The result was the identification of wellbeing goals including a prosperous, resilient, more equal, and healthier Wales built on cohesive communities, vibrant culture, thriving Welsh language, and global responsibility.

Sophie Howe is visiting Vermont to ask: What might a similar law look like in Vermont? Sophie Howe was the first Future Generations Commissioner of Wales from 2016-2023, where she led successful interventions around transportation planning, education reform, and climate action. She has also represented Wales at the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and is currently the chair of the Network of Institutions for Future Generations.

The event is being organized by the Vermont Prosperity Project and co-sponsored by the Lintilhac Foundation, Wellbeing Economy Alliance, UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, UVM Gund Institute for Environment, and the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund.