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Environmentalist Paul Hawken to Address Climate Change Crisis – Noozhawk

Posted on October 10, 2021
| 5:18 p.m.

UCSB Arts & Lectures will present Paul Hawken Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 at Campbell Hall. The talk is part of the 2021-22 Creating Hope programming initiative.

Hawken is an entrepreneur, author and activist dedicated to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. He is a leading voice in the environmental movement, and a pioneering architect of corporate reform with respect to ecological practices.

His work includes founding successful, ecologically conscious businesses, writing about the impacts of commerce on living systems, and consulting with heads of state and CEOs on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy.

With Regeneration, Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation, Hawken offers a visionary new approach to climate change that weaves equity, climate, biodiversity and human dignity into a seamless tapestry of action, policy and transformation.

Hawken is founder of Project Drawdown, a nonprofit dedicated to researching when and how global warming can be reversed. The organization maps and models the scaling of one hundred substantive technological, social, and ecological solutions to global warming.

Hawken’s books include “The Next Economy,” “Growing a Business,” “The Ecology of Commerce,” “Blessed Unrest” and Drawdown.”

Hawken authors articles, op-eds, and peer-reviewed papers, and has written eight books including five national bestsellers: The Next Economy (Ballantine 1983), Growing a Business (Simon & Schuster

In 1965, Hawken worked with Martin Luther King Jr.’s staff in Selma, Alabama, prior to the historic March on Montgomery. Hawken worked as press coordinator and as a marshal for the final march. That same year, he worked in New Orleans as a staff photographer for the Congress of Racial Equality, focusing on voter registration drives in Bogalusa, Louisiana, and the Florida Panhandle.

He photographed the Ku Klux Klan in Meridian, Mississippi, after three civil rights workers were tortured and killed. In Meridian, he was assaulted and seized by Klan members, but escaped due to FBI surveillance and intervention.

Hawken has spoken, conducted research, and traveled worldwide, undertaking journeys into insurgent-held territories of Burma to research tropical teak deforestation, as well as a 1999 humanitarian/photojournalistic trek to war-torn Kosovo.

Hawken has served on the board of many environmental organizations including Point Foundation (publisher of the Whole Earth Catalogs), Center for Plant Conservation, Conservation International, Trust for Public Land, Friends of the Earth, and National Audubon Society.

Learn more about the Creating Hope series at https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/CreatingHope.aspx.

Hawken’s talk is free to attend buy registration is required. For tickets, call UCSB Arts & Lectures, 805-893-3535 or visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu.

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