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L. Hunter Lovins, American Public policy institute executive. Bar: California 1975. Recipient Mitchell prize Woodlands Institute, 1982, Right Livelihood Foundation award, 1983, Best of the New Generation award Esquire Magazine, 1984, Nissan prize, 1995.


Lovins, L. Hunter was born on February 26, 1950 in Middlebury, Vermont, United States. Daughter of Paul Millard and Farley (Hunter) Sheldon.


Bachelor in Sociology, Pitzer College, 1972. Bachelor in Political Science, Pitzer College, 1972. Juris Doctor, Loyola University, Los Angeles, 1975.

Doctor of Humane Letters, University Maine, 1982.


Assistant director California Conservation Project, Los Angeles, 1973-1979. Policy advisor Friends of the Earth, 1979—1981. Co-Chief Executive Officer, co-founder Rocky Mountain Institute, Snowmass, Colorado, 1982—2002.

Co-chair Natural Capitalism Group, 2000—2003. President Natural Capitalism Solutions, since 2004. Visiting professor University Colorado, Boulder, 1982.

Henry R. Luce visiting professor Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1982. Professor sustainable management Presidio Graduate School, since 2003. President Nighthawk Horse Company, 1993.


Board directors Basalt and Rural Fire Protection District, 1987-2000, Nighthawk Horse Company, Rocky Mountain Institute, 1982-2002, Windstar Land Conservancy, 1996-2002, International Center Sustainable Development, since 2004, Engineers Without Borders, since 2003, Regeneration Project, since 2008, president Carbon Fund, since 2008. Volunteer Emergency Medical Technician and firefighter, 1988-2003, board directors, since 2003. Advisor Energy Ministry Afghanistan, 2004-2010.

Member California Bar Association, American Quarter Horse Association, American Polocrosse Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: rodeo, fire rescue, polocrosse.


Married Amory Bloch Lovins, September 6, 1979 (divorced 1999).