Featured Event: The Beck Environmental Lecture: Reversing Global Warming

Fall for the Book presents

The Beck Environmental Lecture:

Reversing Global Warming

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m.

Harris Theater, George Mason University

In Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
,Paul Hawken offers 100 concrete solutions to help abate climate change. Meticulously researched by leading scientists and policy-makers around the globe, Drawdown pushes through widespread fear and apathy to give readers a step-by-step guide for making a difference in creating a just and livable world.
Paul Hawken has written eight books published in 50 countries and 28 languages including five New York Times bestsellers, The Next Economy, Growing a Business, The Ecology of Commerce, Blessed Unrest, and Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. He has appeared on numerous media including the Today Show, Talk of the Nation, Bill Maher, and profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Washington Post, Business Week, and Esquire. His writings have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Resurgence, New Statesman, Inc, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Mother Jones, Orion, and other publications.

He founded Erewhon, the first natural food company in the U.S. that relied solely on sustainable agriculture, Smith & Hawken, OneSun Solar, and Pr

oject Drawdown. He has served on the board of many environmental organizations including Point Foundation (publisher of the Whole Earth Catalogs), Center for Plant Conservation, Trust for Public Land, Conservation International, and National Audubon Society


Visit Drawdown’s Website




“It will give you the best kind of hope, the kind that balances realism with radical vision. …Stabilizing the climate system will require a heroic global effort, but the point here is only to show that…such an effort can do more than merely succeed; that it can succeed well, and open into futures that we can actually bear to contemplate. ”— Tom Athanasiou, The Nation

“Drawdown is likely the most hopeful thing you’ll ever read about our ability to take on global warming.”— Joel Makower, GreenBiz

“The Paul Hawken presentation I just experienced at Telluride Mountain film was simply the best speech I have ever heard. And, not so incidentally, also the most important. To come at the world’s most important issue in an entirely novel fashion is a monumental feat.”— Tom Peters, American writer on business management practices, best known for In Search of Excellence

“Drawdown is an exceptional example of cooperation between some of the sharpest thinkers on climate and energy matters, an atlas that has the potential to save the planet.”— Andreas Kuhlmann, CEO German Energy Agency

The Beck Lecture is sponsored by Robert and Lucy Beck, and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.


Except where noted, all events are free and do not require tickets, thanks to the generous support of our Fall for the Book sponsors and partners.