Recently a colleague shared how much she enjoyed listening to an interview with Paul Hawken on the podcast Insights at the Edge with Tami Simon where Paul discusses his new book, Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation.

What We’re Reading – Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation

By: Kevin Alexader Watt

Recently a colleague shared how much she enjoyed listening to an interview with Paul Hawken on the podcast Insights at the Edge with Tami Simon where Paul discusses his new book, Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation. I agree, the podcast was excellent and inspired me to dive deeper into Regeneration.

For those who may not know Paul Hawken, he is a remarkable environmental activist who works to bring scientific rigor and deep human empathy to his work. His previous book, Drawdown, was an exploration of practices and technologies that bring down dangerous levels of atmospheric carbon that are destabilizing our climate. Even 4 years after it was published, I still reference the amazing website it spawned that makes searching and discovering climate solutions easy.

Regeneration is an empowering follow-up to Drawdown. Paul describes it as “a response to the urgency of the crisis, a determined what-to-do manual for all levels of society, from individuals to national governments and everything and everyone in between. It describes a system of interlocking initiatives that can stem the climate crisis in one generation.”

Though people so often feel overwhelmed by the scope of climate change, Regeneration focuses on strategies and actions that can be taken by people and organizations at all levels, making it a book that is topical and useful for people looking for ways to take action. I particularly loved Jane Goodall’s comment that the book was “a rebuttal to doomsayers who believe it is too late.” 

Paul Hawken reminds us that Regeneration is…
Earthy
Optimistic
Wild
Compassionate
Human rights
Restorative
Indigenous
Cooperative
Political

For more information on the book, as well as direct online access to “the world’s largest, most complete listing and network of solutions to the climate crisis. And how to do them!” please check out https://regeneration.org/.