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Environmentalist Paul Hawken Brings Climate Solutions To Aspen

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Courtesy of Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

 

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend with a lecture on solution to climate change.

In his 2017 book “Drawdown,” environmentalist Paul Hawken outlines a comprehensive plan to reverse climate change. He’ll discuss the policies and technologies needed to make that happen with ACES CEO Chris Lane tomorrow night. Lane said Hawken brings unparalleled expertise and optimism.

 

 

“You hear people talk about the problems we face over and over again and you don’t hear people talk about solutions as much," Lane said. "This man knows solutions.” 

Those fixes include large-scale changes like phasing out certain types of refrigerants and actions individuals can take, like reducing food waste or moving to a more plant-based diet. 

The discussion starts at 6 p.m. Saturday at Paepcke Auditorium. 

Aspen native Elizabeth Stewart-Severy is excited to be making a return to both the Red Brick, where she attended kindergarten, and the field of journalism. She has spent her entire life playing in the mountains and rivers around Aspen, and is thrilled to be reporting about all things environmental in this special place. She attended the University of Colorado with a Boettcher Scholarship, and graduated as the top student from the School of Journalism in 2006. Her lifelong love of hockey lead to a stint working for the Colorado Avalanche, and she still plays in local leagues and coaches the Aspen Junior Hockey U-19 girls.
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