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Paul Hawken

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Simple Solutions In A Complicated Time With Paul Hawken

Kiss the Ground w/ Ryland Engelhart

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. 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 is the founder of Project Drawdown, a non-profit dedicated to researching when and how global warming can be reversed. The organization maps and models the scaling of one hundred substantive technological, social, and ecological solutions to global warming.

1hr 18mins

17 Jun 2021

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Paul Hawken: Extractive Capitalism’s Toll on Food, Farming + Life

Real Organic Podcast

#002: Climate solutions author, environmental activist, and longtime natural foods icon Paul Hawken dives into the related subjects of nutrition, global migration, and extractive capitalism and identifies the options that lie ahead. Paul Hawken is the author of several books, including Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed To Reverse Global Warming and the founder of a handful of companies and organizations, including Smith and Hawken, The Natural Capital Institute and Project Drawdown. He is the recipient of six honorary doctorates. His next book is titled Regeneration and is due out in 2021. Paul serves on the Real Organic Advisory Board.To watch a video version of this podcast with access to the full transcript and links relevant to our conversation, please visit:https://www.realorganicproject.org/paul-hawken-extractive-capitalisms-toll-on-food-farming-life-episode-twoThe Real Organic Podcast is hosted by Dave Chapman and Linley Dixon, engineered by Brandon StCyr, and edited and produced by Jenny Prince.The Real Organic Project is a farmer-led movement working towards certifying 1,000 farms across the United States this year. Our add-on food label distinguishes soil-grown fruits and vegetables from hydroponically-raised produce, and pasture-raised meat, milk, and eggs from products harvested from animals in horrific confinement (CAFOs - confined animal feeding operations).To find a Real Organic farm near you, please visit:https://www.realorganicproject.org/farmsWe believe that the organic standards, with their focus on soil health, biodiversity, and animal welfare were written as they should be, but that the current lack of enforcement of those standards is jeopardizing the ability for small farms who adhere to the law to stay in business. The lack of enforcement is also jeopardizing the overall health of the customers who support the organic movement; customers who are not getting what they pay for at market but still paying a premium price. And the lack of enforcement is jeopardizing the very cycles (water, air, nutrients) that Earth relies upon to provide us all with a place to live, by pushing extractive, chemical agriculture to the forefront.If you like what you hear and are feeling inspired, we would love for you to join our movement by becoming one of our 1,000  Real Fans!https://www.realorganicproject.org/1000-real-fans/To read our weekly newsletter (which might just be the most forwarded newsletter on the internet!) and get firsthand news about what's happening with organic food, farming and policy, please subscribe here:https://www.realorganicproject.org/email/

1hr 33mins

17 Jun 2021

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Progressive Voices

As we rededicate ourselves this Earth Week, here's my 2017 conversation with PAUL HAWKEN (The Ecology of Commerce; Natural Capitalism; Blessed Unrest) about DRAWDOWN: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming, which ranks the 80 most impactful solutions - plus 20 others for which there isn’t yet enough data to rank them. This has become a movement with Drawdown groups advocating for solutions, locally and beyond.

1hr 1min

25 Apr 2021

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"Drawdown" by Paul Hawken - Book Review

Master of Life Awareness

One hundred techniques and practices are described here, some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. Decarbonization is a word that describes the problem, not the goal. Addressing, slowing, or arresting emissions is necessary, but insufficient. Drawdown describes the reduction of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere. There are two means by which to achieve it. Decrease emissions AND Sequester Carbon. Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming "Drawdown" by Paul Hawken - Book Review Book of the Week - BOTW - Season 3 Book 42 Buy the book on Amazon https://amzn.to/3jOneWR GET IT. READ :) #globalwarming #decarbonization #sequestration FIND OUT which HUMAN NEED is driving all of your behavior http://6-human-needs.sfwalker.com/ Human Needs Psychology + Emotional Intelligence + Universal Laws of Nature = MASTER OF LIFE AWARENESS https://www.sfwalker.com/master-life-awareness--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sfwalker/message


4 Apr 2021

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*UPDATED* Ep 32: Reversing Global Warming with Paul Hawken (Project Drawdown)

Sustainability Defined

Happy 2021, Definers! This month we have an update to one of our most popular episodes ever. We interviewed Paul Hawken of Project Drawdown back in June 2018. For those unfamiliar, Project Drawdown is a non-profit focused on helping the world reach “Drawdown,” which is the future point in time when the levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline. The need to reach Drawdown is as important as ever, so we thought it would be a good episode to revisit to start the year. Before playing the original episode, we provide an update on Project Drawdown’s many activities since we interviewed Paul, including releasing Drawdown Review 2020 that has a new framework for the most impactful activities to reach Drawdown and starting Drawdown Labs to engage the private sector. We’ll be back next month with fully new episodes of Sustainability Defined. In the meantime, have a wonderful start to the new year and enjoy this episode! ----------------------------- SustainabilityDefined is the podcast that seeks to define sustainability, one concept (and bad joke) at a time. Hosted by Jay Siegel and Scott Breen. Each episode focuses on a single topic that helps push sustainability forward. We explain each topic with the help of an experienced pro, place it within our organizational tree, and help our listeners define what exactly sustainability is, episode by episode. We have divided our organizational tree into the following seven sectors: Energy Cities Natural Environment Transportation Business Policy Social Each episode is categorized under one of our sectors and visually depicted within our organizational tree. The more episodes we complete, the more the tree will visually define what exactly sustainability means. www.sustainabilitydefined.com

1hr 4mins

1 Jan 2021

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Paul Hawken - the intellectual environmentalist

The Environment Show

Paul Hawken is a luminary of the modern environmental movement. He’s written a number of groundbreaking books. Particularly on how business can work together with nature. Those books have included ‘The Ecology of Commerce’ and ‘Natural Capitalism’. Now he’s taken on the monumental challenge of climate change - with ‘Drawdown’.Read more about the man in our profile of Paul Hawken. Drawdown is an ambitious project that pulled together top researchers and scientists from around the world - to identify and rank the 100 most effective solutions to global warming. Not just to slow it down, but to reverse it.In this interview, Paul discusses the most important and bold ideas in Drawdown. Ideas that are refreshingly practical.But Hawken is a deep thinker. Listen out in this podcast for his philosophical take on the climate crisis. And for more of his ideas check out our collection of the best Paul Hawken quotes. 


25 Nov 2020

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Dr. Mark Hyman in conversation with Paul Hawken

Live Talks Los Angeles

Dr. Mark Hyman in conversation with Paul Hawken at Live Talks Los Angeles discussing his book, "Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet–One Bite at a Time." The talk took place on March 5, 2020. For more information on Live Talks Los Angeles -- upcoming events, more videos and podcast -- visit livetalksla.org

1hr 9mins

16 Mar 2020

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Ep. 107 - Change and Regeneration with Paul Hawken

Heart Wisdom with Jack Kornfield

Author and environmentalist Paul Hawken joins Jack Kornfield for a riveting dharma talk on climate change and how we can come together to spur the regeneration of our world.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 11mins

12 Mar 2020

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Episode 1 - Project Drawdown and Regeneration with Paul Hawken

Real Organic Podcast

Natural foods pioneer and climate change author Paul Hawken shares the story behind the creation of Project Drawdown, as well as his upcoming book Regeneration: Reversing the Climate Crisis in One Generation. Paul and Dave talk about the role agriculture plays in healing the planet.


25 Feb 2020

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Ep. 95: Paul Hawken - Project Drawdown

Sourcing Matters.show

Ep. 95: Paul Hawken – environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, and activist || For episode 95 of Sourcing Matters we welcome environmentalist, entrepreneur, author and activist Paul Hawken to the show. Paul has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment.  Hawken is a leading voice in the environmental movement, and a pioneering architect of corporate reform with respect to ecological practices.  Paul authors articles, op-eds, and peer-reviewed papers, and has written eight books including five national bestsellers. He has appeared in diverse media outlets including the Today Show, Bill Maher, Talk of the Nation, Charlie Rose, and has been profiled or featured in hundreds of articles including the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Business Week, Esquire, and US News & World Report. Paul is a dynamic public speaker, and he has served on the board of many environmental organizations. Paul Hawken is founder of Project Drawdown, a non-profit dedicated to researching when and how global warming can be reversed. The organization maps and models the scaling of one hundred substantive technological, social, and ecological solutions to global warming.  The book, which Paul helped write and edited, describes 100 solutions of change, 80 of which are currently in practice.  To clarify – ‘Drawdown’ is the point at which the concentration of greenhouse gases begins to decline. The solutions in the book are ranked by the number of gigatons of CO2, or the equivalent, that they would avoid or sequester between the years 2020 and 2050. They range from big difference-makers such as refrigerant management, wind turbines, and food waste to those that are important but not as impactful, including methane digesters, green roofs, and microgrids.. ________ In our 45 minute discussion we learn from Paul that our only future is regenerative. In fact, our quickest and most pragmatic approach get to the goals of Project Drawdown is to evolve our land management practices in the way we produce our food. Paul explains, that now tooled with modern data analysis and peer-reviewed science supporting regenerative agriculture – investing in soil health is the #1 way to reverse climate change – “by a factor of four or five – SOIL is the largest solution.” We learn of Paul’s current work “Regeneration – ending the climate crisis in one generation” – expected release in 2021. We also learn about some of Paul’s business ventures.  Food, garden and energy – all within his sweet spot. We hear a bit about Erewhon, one of the first natural food companies in the U.S. that relied solely on sustainable agricultural methods. Additionally, Hawken co-founded Smith & Hawken, the retail and catalog garden company. In 2009 Paul founded OneSun, an energy company focused on ultra low-cost solar based on green chemistry and biomimicry that is now known as Energy Everywhere. Joining as cohost is Dutch-American Agricultural Economist- Renée Vassilos. Renée recently joined The Nature Conservancy as their Agriculture Innovation Director.  She manages TNC’s investments in early stage agtech companies that will support regenerative agriculture production – at scale.  Vassilos spent over fifteen years in the production agriculture space.  Her work experience includes time spent with the USDA, she’s started her own consultancy to help investors and Agtech companies, and she spent nearly a decade with John Deere; much of that time in Beijing. Tune-in to hear what this soothsayer has to say about what’s next for us and the planet.www.SourcingMatters.show


1 Jan 2020