Gary Flomenhoft is a Fellow at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and Lecturer in the Rubinstein School of Natural Resources and Environment. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and a Master's in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, where he studied steady-state economics with Herman Daly and earned a certificate in Ecological Economics. Gary is the project manager for the Green Tax and Common Assets Project. In 2004 he originated the concept of a Vermont Common Assets Trust Fund (VCAT), inspired by Peter Barnes's Capitalism 3.0. Introduced in the Vermont Senate in 2007 and the Vermont House in 2011, VCAT would require payment for the use of common assets, with dividends returned to all Vermonters.