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August 13, 2020

The Garrison Institute Forum: Pathways to Planetary Health – Paul Hawken and Jonathan F.P.Rose

On Thursday, August 13 at 2:00pm EDT we continue The Garrison Institute Forum Series on Pathways to Planetary Health with a conversation between Paul Hawken, leading environmentalist, entrepreneur, author and activist and Garrison Institute Co-founder Jonathan F. P. Rose. Paul will discuss his most recent project, which is creating an organization Regeneration and a book, Regeneration, Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation. Foundational to the project is the idea that climatic stability, biodiversity, social justice, environmental health and economic well-being are inseparably intertwined within the act and movement to regeneration.

As Paul writes in the Introduction to Regeneration:
“When one steps back and looks at the current global economy, it is clear that we are stealing the future and calling it GDP. We take, we dam, we enslave, we exploit, we frack, we drill, we poison, we burn, we cut. There is not a single economic sector in the world that is not destroying people and the environment. However, we must and are working now to heal the future; this is regeneration, and it too is GDP.”

This live webinar will be conducted on Zoom at 2pm EDT on Thursday, August 13th. The webinar link will be emailed to participants within twenty-four hours of your registration. Registration for this live webinar closes at 1pm EDT on August 13th. Please note that participation in the live webinar on Zoom is limited to the first 1,000 attendees. We will also be live-streaming this program on our Youtube.

Your support matters. Our vision for a more just, compassionate world has never felt more urgent. While we cannot share physical space together, we remain committed to a shared practice of social and spiritual care. We are thankful for the opportunity to create a virtual sanctuary during this time of physical distancing. If you feel called to support our work, we welcome your tax-deductible contribution toward our efforts. If you have any questions about this event, please contact us at events@garrisoninstitute.org.


Paul Hawken starts ecological businesses, writes about nature and commerce, and consults with heads of state and CEOs on climatic, economic and ecological regeneration. Companies he created include Erewhon, Smith & Hawken, and OneSun Solar (now called Energy Everywhere). He has appeared on numerous media including the Today Show, Talk of the Nation, Bill Maher, and Charlie Rose, and has been profiled or featured in hundreds of articles including the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Washington Post, and Business Week. He has written eight books including five national and NYT bestsellers: The Next Economy, Growing a Business, The Ecology of Commerce, Blessed Unrest, and Drawdown. The Ecology of Commerce was voted in 2013 as the #1 college text on business and the environment by professors in 67 business schools. He is published in 50 countries and 30 languages. His book, Drawdown, The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming debuted April, 2017 as the #9 NYT bestseller. He is the founder of Project Drawdown, which worked with over two hundred scholars, students, scientists, researchers, and activists to map, measure, and model the one hundred most substantive solutions that can cumulatively reverse global warming by reducing and sequestering greenhouse gases. Drawdown is currently being taught in every grade level from 4th grade on up to MIT graduate school, published in 14 languages and is used and referred to by heads of state. His forthcoming book is entitled Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation, and will be published April 2021 by Penguin. He lives in Mill Valley, California in the Cascade Creek watershed with his wife and coyotes, foxes, bobcats, ravens, red-tail hawks, pileated woodpeckers, and flocks of nuthatches. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Garrison Institute. 

Jonathan F.P. Rose’s business, public policy, and not-for-profit work focus on creating a more environmentally, socially, and economically responsible world. Jonathan and his wife Diana Calthorpe Rose are the co-founders of the Garrison Institute. He serves on its Board and leads its Pathways to Planetary Health program.

This Forum Webinar is sponsored by Alex Lamb and New Summit Impact:

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