Paul Hawken – Re-imagination of Carbon: Exploring new ways of addressing climate change
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
1-430 Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science
Doors: 6:30 pm | Talk 7 pm | Book Signing 9 pm
It’s time to re-imagine the way we look at climate change—socially, emotionally and practically.
The University of Alberta, the City of Edmonton and the Alberta Climate Dialogue are proud to present environmentalist, eco-entrepreneur and author Paul Hawken on Wednesday, November 20, at 7 p.m. at the University of Alberta’s Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS).
Described as “the original hippie entrepreneur”, Paul Hawken has worked with Martin Luther King, Jr., established successful green enterprises as well as WiserEarth, the Natural Capital Institute think tank. His seven books include bestsellers Blessed Unrest and The Ecology of Commerce.Co-authoured with Amory Lovins, Natural Capitalism: Creating the next industrial revolutionwas called one of the five most important book in the world by Bill Clinton.
Cost: Pay What You Can
Admission is free with a monetary or non-perishable food/toiletry item donation directed towards the University of Alberta’s Campus Food Bank and Green Grant program. Please bring your donation to the evening event, where Campus Food Bank staff will be accepting items. We will also have donation boxes available for monetary contributions, and the suggested donation is $5 to $10 per person. All those who bring a donation will be entered to win a $50 gift card for locally owned restaurants
Guarantee your seat! Register online via Eventbriteby noon, November 20. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Can’t attend the evening session?
Don’t miss theInteractive Workshop with Paul Hawken: A discussion on energy and climate change on November 20from11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m in L1-420 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, University of Alberta for your chance to interact with Paul Hawken in a more intimate setting.
Participants will hear his perspective on how current sustainability behaviours and plans measure up to the challenge posed by climate change, and how citizen involvement and collaboration might help us to meet this challenge. In small discussions, we will explore our own answers to these questions, followed by discussion with Hawken.
Registration is required for this workshop. Reserve yourself a seat. Registration closes at noon on November 19.
This event is co-hosted by Alberta Climate Dialogue, the City of Edmonton (through the Urban Planning and Environment Branch), and the University of Alberta’s Office of Sustainability.
For more information, visithttp://sustainability.ualberta.ca/speaker.