Today on Sea Change Radio we begin our two-part discussion with Paul Hawken, thought-leader, author and environmentalist, perhaps best known as the co-founder of the gardening supply chain Smith & Hawken. This week listeners will learn about Hawken’s path from civil rights activist to environmental champion to gardening guru, and hear his thoughts on what it will to take to make real social change.
Sea Change Climate Correspondent Cimbria Badenhausen covers the International Day of Climate Action by talking beforehand with 350.org Director Bill McKibben. The Bioneers by the Bay Conference celebrated Climate Action Day with a 350 event MC’ed by rapper Tem Blessed, featuring talks by Callum Grieve of the Climate Group and Marty Driggs, a member of the Youth Initiative Planning Committee for the Bioneers by the Bay Conference. Also at Bioneers, Cimbria caught up with sustainability guru Paul Hawken, who told Cimbria of the Arctic trip that Scandinavian royalty invited him to attend, to witness and study the impacts of climate change. And finally, ZipCar Founder Robin Chase describes the controversial “Supermodels Strip for Climate Action” video her daughter conceived and produced.
Today we talk with Hunter Lovins, founder of Natural Capitalism Solutions, about the Presidential Climate Action Project. The Sea Change ViewPoint comes from Charlie Cray of the Center for Corporate Policy.
For many people, the election of Barack Obama as the US President stoked hope for big change. The transition to the Obama Administration brings promise of shifts to government regulations and policies to promote sustainability. Long before the election, though, a group of influential sustainability leaders gathered to brainstorm recommendations to the incoming President on tackling climate change. The Presidential Climate Action Project was born,Read the show transcript
On this, the last-ever episode of Corporate Watchdog Radio, we take a stroll down memory lane to revisit the best moments in CWR’s history. The exchanges that had us on the edge of our seats, straining into our headphones to hear every syllable. We hear from a crotchety Barney Frank, a reflective Frances Moore Lappe, a tentative but ultimately optimistic Bill McKibben, a hopeful George Monbiot, and an eloquent Paul Hawken. Starting in 2009, CWR is changing its name to Sea Change Radio to cover the shift to social, environmental, and economic sustainability.
Co-hosts Bill Baue and Francesca Rheannon continue their conversation with Paul Hawken about his new book, Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming. The conversation in this second show looks at the difference between finite games (such as climate change) and infinite games (such as sustainability), as well as looking at the open source websites Hawken has set up to profile organizations participating in the Blessed Unrest movement–WiserEarth.org and WiserBusiness.org.
Bill Baue and Francesca Rheannon speak with Paul Hawken about his new book, Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming. Our conversation was so fascinating that we are presenting it in two shows. The first show focuses on defining the Blessed Unrest movement that brings together environmentalists, social justice activists, and indigenous people’s advocates, and on describing the metaphor of how this system works like the planet’s immune system.