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The Institutes of Energy and the Environment, with the Sustainability Institute, Office of Physical Plant, the Rock Ethics Institute, Center for Climate Risk Management, Student Affairs, and Global Entrepreneurship Week, presents Paul Hawken as keynote speaker for the Colloquium on the Environment. The title of his talk is "Drawdown, The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming."

  • Date: Nov. 14, 2017
  • Time: 5 p.m.
  • Location: The State Theatre

PLEASE NOTE: The State Theatre does not allow backpacks in the theatre. 

Reception with Book Signing and Book Giveaway

Immediately following Paul Hawken's presentation, there will be a reception featuring a book signing and light refreshments. In addition, the Penn State Bookstore will be onsite selling Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. Bring your own copy of the book for Paul to sign or buy one at the reception.

Plus, you can win a copy of Paul Hawken's latest book, Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. 

To be eligible to win a copy of the book, you must be registered for the Colloquium on the Environment. You must be present at the reception to win.


  • Location of Reception: Hintz Family Alumni Center (a short three-minute walk across the street from The State Theatre)
  • Time: 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Paul Hawken's Bio

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 executive director 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.

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