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Environmentalist Paul Hawken Brings Climate Solutions To Aspen

Jul 11, 2019

Environmentalist and author Paul Hawken speaks this Saturday in Aspen about solutions to climate change.
Credit 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.