Visiting SAGE Paul Hawken
Thursday, May 12, 2016 in Portland (details and ticket information below)
A Message of Hope for this Generation and the Next
Paul Hawken is a world-renown environmentalist, entrepreneur, and best-selling author on sustainability. He will speak about his work with Project Drawdown, a non-profit that is mapping and modeling 100 existing, substantive solutions to reverse climate change. These solutions are widely practiced, commonly available, economically viable, and scientifically valid. When implemented globally and at scale over the next thirty years, they'll not only forge a pathway to reverse climate change, but will also result in more security, more prosperity, more jobs, and better health.
Paul Hawken has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. He is one of the environmental movements leading voices, 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.
When: Thursday, May 12, doors open at 6:30pm, event starts at 7:00pm
Where First Congregational United Church of Christ (1126 SW Park Ave. in Portland, click here for directions).
Tickets: General admission ($20); Special Admission ($40, includes preferred seating and a hosted reception with Paul Hawken after the public address). SAGE members receive a $10 discount on their ticket. Discounted tickets are also available for those in need.
Special thanks to our title sponsor, Beneficial State Bank, and our co-sponsors Portland State University's Institute for Sustainable Systems and the Sustainable Future Section of the Oregon State Bar.
About Paul Hawken and Project Drawdown:
Paul Hawken is the co-founder and Executive Director for Project Drawdown, a non-profit that describes when and how climate change can be reversed. He is one of the environmental movement’s leading voices, 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. Paul has appeared in numerous media including the Today Show, Larry King, Talk of the Nation, Charlie Rose, and has been profiled or featured in hundreds of articles including the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Washington Post, Business Week, Esquire, and US News and World Report. Paul also authors articles, op-eds, and peer-reviewed papers, and has written seven books including four national bestsellers: The Next Economy, Growing a Business, The Ecology of Commerce, and Blessed Unrest. His books have been published in over 50 countries in 28 languages. Paul has also founded several companies, including Smith & Hawken. As a speaker, he has given keynote addresses all around the world and has received six honorary doctorates. PBS named his 2009 commencement speech at the University of Portland the best commencement speech of the year.
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