Hawken turned his entrepreneurial experience into the bestselling book, growing a business 1987, and a 17part pbs. We want to be honest and authentic, to be on the side of the reader. Paul hawken has written seven books published in over 50 countries in 28 languages, including four new york times bestsellers, the next economy, growing a business, the ecology of commerce and blessed unrest. Paul hawkens new book drawdownthe most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming is available now. He is the founder of project drawdown the most comprehensive plan to solve climate change. Last fall i had the privilege to hear paul hawken speak. The world has changed in the seventeen years since the controversial initial publication of paul hawkens ecology of commerce, a stirring treatise about the perceived antagonism between ecology and business. The most comprehensive plan to reverse global warming, edited by paul hawken. Reserve your spot in the signing line when you purchase a copy of.
Some of them are selfevident, such as the replacement of fossil fuel energy with renewable means, including wind power ongoing cost reduction will soon make wind energy the least expensive source of installed electricity capacity, perhaps. Hawken was born in san mateo, california, and grew up in the san francisco bay area, where his father worked at uc berkeley in library sciences. How the largest movement in the world came into being and why no one saw it coming quite the title in which he describes and defends this new environmental movement based on love of the land and also people. Paul hawkens most popular book is small is beautiful. Paul hawken is the author of the ecology of commerce 4. Some of them are selfevident, such as the replacement of fossil fuel energy with renewable means, including wind power ongoing cost reduction will soon make wind energy the least expensive source of installed electricity capacity, perhaps within. He is one of the environmental movements leading voices, and a pioneering architect of corporate reform with respect to ecological practices. Yet considering that his most recent book is titled blessed unrest. I dove into many whole sections, but i also skimmed, scanned, and read lots of captions.
Paul hawken discusses project drawdown, a collection of policies, plans, and active programs to reduce carbon emissions outside of the purview of the federal government. He has written numerous articles on the topic for orion, and his books include the ecology of commerce, natural capitalism, and blessed unrest, which catalogued the worldwide grassroots movement for social and environmental change. Paul hawken is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics. Paul hawken is a renowned lecturersince 1983, he has keynoted conferences and led workshops on the impact of commerce upon the environment, and consulted with governments and corporations throughout the world on economic development, industrial. A cappella books is the official bookseller for this event. Paul hawken generally travels from atlanta, ga, usa and can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Paul hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author. Paul hawkens book drawdown is a revelation for anyone who cares about our environment and wants to feel responsible about the fate and.
Essentially it is short 3 or 4 page summaries of the analyses hawkens research team did on various often surprising ways to address the problem of climate change caused by greenhouse gas ghg emissions. In the face of widespread fear and apathy, paul hawken, an environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author, pulled together an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and activists including michael pollan and elizabeth kolbert to compile drawdown. Economist karl polanyis 1944 book, the great transformation, said that the market society and modern nation state emerged together in europe after 1700 and divided society in. Paul hawken has 26 books on goodreads with 36530 ratings. On tuesday, april 25, 2017 at 7pm, paul hawken will appear at the carter center to read, discuss, and answer questions about drawdown. His newest work, called project drawdown, is a book. Paul rogat loeb is the author of soul of a citizen. Paul hawken speakers bureau and booking agent info. Hawken, 61, will serve as the keynote speaker at the 2007 natural products expo east in baltimore. With over 165,000 copies in print through updated editions, soul has become a classic handbook for budding social activists, veteran organizers, and anyone who wants to make a differencelarge or small. I didnt read all of drawdown, paul hawkens new book with the audacious subtitle, the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. Paul hawken acknowledges that the subtitle of his latest book, drawdown. Hunter lovins previous industrial revolutions made people 100 times more productive when low percapita output was limiting progress in exploiting a seemingly boundless natural world.
Books by paul hawken author of the ecology of commerce. The worlds first comprehensive plan to reverse global. Activist and author kate davies responds to paul hawken about the nature and future of the worldwide social movement that has arisen in response to widespread ecological devastation and global warming. Today, he is a prominent environmentalist, speaker and author whose seven books include the national bestsellers the national economy, growing a business, the ecology of commerce and blessed unrest. Drawdown the most comprehensive plan ever proposed. Paul hawkens bestselling books include blessed unrest, natural capitalism, and the next economy. After i spoke, he took me by the shoulders and shared some powerful and inspiring. Starting at age 20, he dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. His books have been published in 30 languages in more than 50 countries and have sold more than 2 million copies. Paul hawkens wonderful book is a genuine argument for optimism, founded on harddata and diligent detective work.
He puts the title of the book in context, eager not to constrain this movement he sees afoot at least one million, maybe two million organizations around the world, people in situ reimagining true. The magic of findhorn a bantam book by paul hawken 19760503 jan 1, 1863. A response to paul hawkens to remake the world rachels introduction. Paul hawken has been awarded six honorary doctorates, and has received the green cross millennium award for individual environmental leadership presented by mikhail gorbachev in 2003. His practice has included starting and running ecological businesses, writing and teaching about the impact of commerce on living systems, and. Paul hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, author and activist who has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment.
Paul hawken has written eight books published in over 50 countries in 30 languages including five national and nyt bestsellers, the next economy, growing a business, the ecology of commerce, blessed unrest, and drawdown, the most comprehensive plan every proposed to reverse global warming. Creating the next industrial revolution by paul hawken, amory b. Paul hawken was named a sustainability pioneer in a weinreb group report this profile is an excerpt from the weinreb groups sustainability pioneers report. Immediately following paul hawkens presentation, there will be a reception featuring a book signing and light. This book is best used in conjunction with paul hawkens talk on utube and with the project web site that has all the data and analyses. The book that ensues is a searching, accessible, though decidedly wonky tour of those solutions. Blessed unrest by paul hawken and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
Yet hawkens impassioned argumentthat business both causes the most egregious abuses of the environment and, crucially, holds the most potential for solving our sustainability problems. A promo of paul hawkens book a speech he gave in april 2007 about the biggest movement in the world that no on saw coming the reason he we have hope for a meaningful transformation in the. He has also written dozens of articles, opeds, and papers concerning the responsibility of business to the natural environment. Natural capitalism, coauthored with amory lovins, was. The title of paul hawkens talk, the new great transformation, has two referents, he explained. Paul hawken is a bestselling author, who has written eight books, as well as dozens of articles, opeds, and other papers concerning the environment, the ethical responsibility of business, and social justice. Hawken recalls the origins of blessed unrest and seattle in 1999 the moment civil society belled the cat of free market fundamentalism, he says, providing striking stories.
This book ranks the top 100 solutions to climate change. His book growing a business became the basis of a 17part pbs series, which he hosted. Paul hawken has dedicated his life to changing the relationship between business and the environment. Paul hawken is a renowned lecturersince 1983, he has keynoted conferences and led workshops on the impact of commerce upon the environment, and consulted with governments and corporations throughout the world on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy. Nearly everyone harbors a secret dream of starting or owning a business. If you are unable to attend this event, you may still preorder a signed copy below.
We partner with communities, policymakers, universities, nonprofits, businesses, investors. Paul hawken responds, in sustainable industries, no. Paul a green entrepreneur has written an excellent book. Bill clinton called his book natural capitalism one of. The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. A chat with paul hawken about his ambitious effort to map, measure, and model global warming solutions. He found the time from a recent book promotion tour to answer a few questions from the natural foods merchandiser via email about his latest book, the surge of environmentalism in this country and his opinions on the naturals industry. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Its not easy being green but, here, hawken growing a business, 1987, etc. The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming, is brash. The unforgettable and utterly inspiring paul hawken.
We want the book to be credible, and if we only painted rosy pictures of each solution then it would be a sales job. But the author and entrepreneur says he can get away with it because the plan he and his. We arent trying to convince anyonewe are trying to inform. Orion magazine 5 questions for paul hawken, author of a. Synopsis natural capitalismcreating the next industrial. His global survey of changeagents, individuals and groups working, often independently and unknown to one another, has discovered a massive organism mimicking the bodys very own immune system and fighting off the pathogens of. Paul hawken on one hundred solutions to the climate crisis. The result is a set of 100 realistic techniques and methodssome. The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming, focuses on fixes rather than fighting. Paul gerard hawken born february 8, 1946 is an american environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, and activist. How the largest movement in the world came into being and why. Paul hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author.185 725 62 364 990 1335 76 220 477 987 1066 95 1385 700 335 1368 746 1331 972 565 1444 802 1219 569 1124 230 1458 1348 604 155 215 1082 546 584 481 907 182 270 665 1443 532 1135 176 941