Paul Hawken starts ecological businesses, writes about nature and commerce, and consults with heads of state and CEOs on climatic, economic and ecological regeneration. Companies he created include Erewhon, Smith & Hawken, and OneSun Solar (now called Energy Everywhere).
He has written eight books including five national and The New York Times' best-sellers: The Next Economy, Growing a Business, The
Ecology of Commerce, Blessed Unrest, and Drawdown. In 2013, The Ecology of Commerce was voted as the number one college text on business and the environment by professors in 67 business schools.
He is the founder of Project Drawdown, which worked with more than 200 scholars, students, scientists, researchers and activists to map, measure and model the 100 most substantive solutions that can cumulatively reverse global warming by reducing and sequestering greenhouse gases.
His forthcoming book is Regeneration:
Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation. He lives in Mill Valley, California, in the Cascade Creek watershed with his wife and coyotes, foxes, bobcats, ravens, red-tail hawks, pileated woodpeckers, and flocks of nuthatches.