The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC
) announced that author, sustainability entrepreneur and activist Paul Hawken
will provide the opening keynote at its annual GreenerBuilder
conference taking place at the Marriot Marquis in downtown San Francisco on July 25, 2019.
GreenerBuilder is the largest conference dedicated to the green building industry in the Pacific region and brings together hundreds of building professionals, sustainability leaders and change-makers to discuss today’s most pressing sustainability and green building issues. Registration is currently open.
“GreenerBuilder is an opportunity for the green building community in the region to come together and discuss innovations and sustainability opportunities for the built environment,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “Paul’s extensive knowledge of sustainable business, green building and the impacts of environmental degradation on the Pacific region is instrumental for bringing all of our partners to the table and uniting us under one common goal – creating a universal living standard.”
Hawken is the founder of Project Drawdown, which works with more than 200 scholars, students, scientists, researchers and activists to map, measure and model the 100 most substantive solutions that can reverse global warming through reduction and sequestration of greenhouse gases.
Hawken has founded several successful, ecologically conscious businesses, written about the impacts of commerce on living systems, and consulted with heads of state and CEOs on economic development, industrial ecology and environmental policy. His eight books have been featured on national and The New York Times bestseller lists.