The 7th Generation Project

May 2009 Blog Posts (1)

Paul Hawken (environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author) Commencement Address to the Class of 2009, University of Portland, May 3, 2009

When I was invited to give this speech, I was asked if I could give a simple short talk that was "direct, naked, taut, honest, passionate, lean, shivering, startling, and graceful." Boy, no pressure there.



But let's begin with the startling part. Hey, Class of 2009: you are going to have to figure out what it means to be a human being on earth at a time when every living system is declining, and the rate of decline is accelerating. Kind of a mind-boggling situation... but not one… Continue

Added by Zand Craig on May 22, 2009 at 3:58 — No Comments

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