Wednesday, October 10, 2018 6:00 PM
In Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming (Penguin 2017), Paul Hawken offers 100 concrete solutions to help abate climate change. Meticulously researched by leading scientists and policy-makers around the globe, Drawdown pushes through widespread fear and apathy to give readers a step-by-step guide for making a difference in creating a just and livable world.
Hawken has written eight books published in fifty countries and 28 languages including five New York Times bestsellers, The Next Economy, Growing a Business, The Ecology of Commerce, Blessed Unrest, and Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. He has appeared on numerous media including the Today Show, Talk of the Nation, Bill Maher, and has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Washington Post, Business Week, and Esquire. His writings have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Resurgence, New Statesman, Inc, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Mother Jones, Orion, and other publications.
He founded Erewhon, the first natural food company in the United States that relied solely on sustainable agriculture, Smith & Hawken, OneSun Solar, and Project Drawdown. He has served on the board of many environmental organizations including Point Foundation (publisher of the Whole Earth Catalogs), Center for Plant Conservation, Trust for Public Land, Conservation International, and National Audubon Society.
The Beck Lecture, which takes place during the Fall for the Book Festival, is sponsored by Robert and Lucy Beck and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.