Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE) announced that Paul Hawken will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 Colloquium on the Environment. The event will take place at 5 p.m. on November 14 at the State Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. The title of his talk is "Drawdown, The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming."
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. He is a sustainability thought leader who has spoken for the U.S. Forest Service, EPA, U.S. Department of Commerce and several other organizations and government agencies around the globe.
"Paul Hawken has been at the forefront of business and the environment for decades,” said Tom Richard, IEE director. “His current leadership of Project Drawdown, supporting strategies to reduce atmospheric CO2 concentrations, represents a solution-based approach that is both inspiring and essential."