In the words of today’s guest, global warming is not a science problem. It’s a human problem.
When it comes to taking meaningful steps to redress the climate crisis, so many of us are left crippled. It’s a problem so huge, so existential, most people feel powerless to make a difference. But in truth, there are many substantive onramps to participate in the solution, and today’s guest is a wonderfully gracious, charitable, experienced, and optimistic cipher to explore these various paths.
Meet Paul Hawken, one of the environmental movement’s leading voices returning for his second drop on the podcast, the first being at our big live event with IN-Q.
In addition to his profound work as a planetary change agent, Paul is an entrepreneur who founded both Erewhon Markets and Smith & Hawken. He’s also the author of eight books including the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller Drawdown, and his astonishing, beautiful new work entitled Regeneration: Ending The Climate Crisis in One Generation, which aims to guide, inspire and galvanize the burgeoning climate movement.
“We are either stealing the future or healing the future.”
– PAUL HAWKEN
This is an optimistic conversation about our greatest existential threat. A conversation that extends beyond statistics, blame, and fear to illuminate what each and every one of us can all do now to support what Paul calls regeneration: a call to action that weaves justice, climate, biodiversity, equity, and human dignity into a seamless tapestry of action, policy, and transformation to live more symbiotically with the planet that supports us us
We cover everything from the current state of affairs of the climate crisis, to the actionable steps we can all take to foster regeneration and most importantly, the state of mind we all need to maintain to heal our earth and secure the future of humankind.
Paul is a friend, a mentor, and lighthouse. He’s a man who has indelibly shaped my perspective and actions when it comes to ecological responsibility, and it’s an honor to host him today.
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My hope is that Paul’s message will do for you what it has for me—inspire and empower you to take action in your own way.
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- Connect with Paul: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook
- Book: Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation
- Project Regeneration: About | Instagram
- Bioneers: The Environment As A Human Right
- Forbes: 3 Things To Learn About The Process Of Systems Change
- The Tyee: The Most Important Climate Action You Can Take? We Asked Paul Hawken
- The New York Times: A Smorgasbord of Solutions for Global Warming
- The New York Times: Read These Three Books About Global Warming
- The New York Times: How Much Do You Know About Solving Global Warming?
- Forbes: This List Of Climate Change Solutions May Be Key To Reversing It
- HBO: Paul Hawken: Project Drawdown | Real Time with Bill Maher
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