[act-ma] 5/21 - Paul Hawken with Steve Curwood, "Blessed Unrest"

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Wed May 9 13:57:50 PDT 2007


Ford Hall Forum presents:
The Frederic G. Corneel Memorial Lecture

Blessed Unrest: 
How the Largest Movement in the World
Came into Being, 
and 
Why No One Saw it Coming

with
Paul Hawken
(environmentalist, author, founder of
Erewhon Trading Company,
Smith & Hawken, and the Pax Group,
and executive director of the Natural Capital Institute)
 
moderated by 
Steve Curwood
(host of Living on Earth)

Monday, May 21, 6:30-8:00 pm
at the
Old South Meeting House
(directions at www.fordhallforum.org/directions.html)

-FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC-

>From billion-dollar nonprofits to single person causes, there is a growing
worldwide movement of organizations dedicated to restoring the environment
and fostering social justice. This is a movement with no name, leader, or
headquarters, but it can be seen in every city, town, and culture.  It is
organizing from the bottom up and is emerging as an extraordinary and
creative expression of shared values worldwide. What are the driving forces
behind these developments? Can the interests of these organizations
translate into effective government policies and profitable businesses?  The
evening¹s program will feature Paul Hawken ­ environmentalist, businessman,
and founder of the first natural foods company ­ who will address the
creation of a worldwide grassroots movement based on hope and humanity. The
discussion will be moderated by Steve Curwood, host of Living on Earth.

 Equal time will be provided for prepared remarks and questions from the
audience.
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