Who are solving the climate and nature crises? Meet regenerators bringing life – back – to earth. Using all kinds of regenerative methods like agroforestry, marine permaculture and biobased building. Connect and bring all the help you can. Meet Paul Hawken, author of the bestseller Drawdown, the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse climate change. Paul is visiting the Netherlands to celebrate the launch of the Dutch translation of Regeneration, ending the climate crisis in one generation. Regeneration is Paul’s latest book. Regeneration means putting life central at everything you do. It means increasing your positive impact to the max.
Regeneration is on sale during the event and available in Dutch bookstores and online starting October the first.
IN THIS PROGRAMME
Paul Hawken is an environmental activist, entrepreneur and writer. His books have been translated into thirty languages and published in more than fifty countries. In total, Hawken has sold more than two million books, including ‘Drawdown’. The most comprehensive plan ever to reverse climate disruption (2017). He is also a sought-after speaker who has led workshops on the impact of trade on the environment. Hawken advises companies and governments around the world.Natasha Hulst is programme director at European Land Commons and Schumacher Center for a New Economics. From these positions, Natascha works towards commons-based ecological solutions. She has expertise in the relationships between economic activities, local communities, natural resources and ecosystems, and she wants to use this expertise for positive system change by effectively redirecting capital to the commons and thus creating values that are conducive to life.
Joost Wouters is one of the three founders of The Seaweed Company. As an avid believer in Blue Impact solutions, he globally implements seaweed-based concepts that support the transition to regenerative agriculture, and to more sustainable diets for humans.
Anne van Leeuwen coordinates Stichting Bodemzicht in particular and also works on the farm. The idea for Bodemzicht arose from her quest to bring nature and culture worlds together. “During my studies, I struggled with the division between nature and culture. Working at ARTIS, I discovered that stories underlie transformation. With an increasing sense of urgency, I decided it was time to start a fundamental and ground-based ecological learning space.”
Onno Dwars is CEO at Ballast Nedam Development and a member of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Green Building Council. Ballast Nedam Development develops attractive residential, working and living environments in inner-city areas. In doing so, they are conscious of the impact they have and consciously choose, for example, materials that have a positive impact and minimal ecological footprint.
Anne van Leeuwen, under the banner of her one-man business New Symbiosis, works on a fundamental and practical integration of nature and culture. Before starting foundation bodemzicht, she worked at ARTIS and co-founded the Embassy of the North Sea, in addition to being involved in the realisation of the zoöp. Since 2018, she and partner Ricardo Cano Mateo have started the regenerative demonstration farm and learning place Bodemzicht. Farm Bodemzicht aims to show that regenerative agriculture is economically, socially and ecologically the future. Anne has been an advisor at the Lenteland Foundation since 2020.