University of Minnesota

Environmentalist Paul Hawken to keynote University of Minnesota Solutions Summit 2012

April 19, 2012

Media note: To schedule an interview with Paul Hawken in advance of the summit or to inquire about media passes to the event, contact Michelle Linhoff, or 612-626-3879.

Who: Environmentalist, entrepreneur and author Paul Hawken
What: Keynote speech at Solutions Summit 2012
Where: McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
When: May 22, 2012, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Hawken will speak at 1 p.m.)

Internationally renowned environmentalist and entrepreneur Paul Hawken, author of Natural Capitalism, Blessed Unrest and five other books, will give the keynote speech at Solutions Summit 2012, a gathering of sustainability practitioners and researchers from around the world convened by the NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Development. Hawken will share his perspectives on the economic and ecological landscape in which innovation will be fostered in coming years, with focus on climate, minerals and oceans. The one-day conference will also feature sustainability executives and leaders from 3M, the Environmental Defense Fund, Caldrea, The Nature Conservancy, General Mills, eBay, Truth Studio and more.

The NorthStar Initiative is a program of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota. Learn more at:

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