Huey Johnson

Can We Manage the Political Environment to Preserve Our Natural Environment for Twenty Five Years?

Huey Johnson (born 1933)

Is a self-described environmentalist and the founder of Resource Renewal Institute (RRI), a non-profit organization that deals with environmental sustainability.He is also the founder of The Trust for Public Land, the Grand Canyon Trust and the Environmental Liaison Center. In 2001, Johnson was awarded by the United Nations Environmental Programme the $200,000 Saskawa Prize, considered one of the world’s most important environmental awards. Huey Johnson’s work in resource management has been praised by United Nations officials for having a global perspective. The United Nations has also called Johnson "a catalyst and champion for environmental protection”.

From 1978 to 1982, Johnson was California's secretary for resources during the Jerry Brown administration. Johnson is known for introducing Green Plans, an integrated approach to protecting and managing natural resources, to the United States. Mr. Johnson believes that these plans are capable of managing Climate Change. Green Plans, which have been implemented in the NetherlandsNew Zealand, Sweden, and Mexico City, provide useful working models to help countries plan for a more sustainable future.