MEDIA ALERT: Environmentalist Paul Hawken to keynote University of Minnesota Solutions Summit 2012

Contact: Mary Hoff, Institute on the Environment, (612) 626-2670

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.)

Paul Hawken by Raymond BaltarCONTACT: To schedule an interview with Paul Hawken in advance of the summit or to inquire about media passes to the event, contact Michelle Linhoff, mlinhoff@umn.edu or 612-626-3879.

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (4/16/2012) 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, Environmental Defense Fund, Caldrea, The Nature
Conservancy, General Mills, eBay, Truth Studio and more.

Photo by Raymond Baltar