Emory Report
May 7, 2007
Volume 59, Number 30

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May 7, 2007
Emory to host environmental entrepreneur Hawken

Emory Office of Sustainability Initiatives is sponsoring a lecture by renowned environmentalist and entrepreneur Paul Hawken, who will discuss his new book, “Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming,” on Wednesday, May 23, at 7 p.m. at The Carter Center.

“Emory is honored to host Paul Hawken — he is a model of a life guided by conviction,” said Ciannat Howett, Emory’s director of sustainability initiatives. “Hawken has dashed the notion that the environment and economy are at odds and inspires us to think innovatively about how to create a sustainable campus, community and world.”

A pioneer in “green” business practices, Hawken founded the nation’s first natural foods company in 1966. He is best known as the founder and former CEO of Smith & Hawken, cited as one of the most environmentally innovative companies in the United States.

“Blessed Unrest” explores the global movement to restore the environment and foster social justice, from billion-dollar nonprofits to single-person “dot.causes.” Hawken delves into the diversity of the ideas within this growing movement, and its hidden history, which dates back centuries.

The lecture is free but seating is limited. Seats can be reserved by ordering a copy of “Blessed Unrest” at A Cappella Books by calling 404-681-5128, or via www.acappellabooks.com.