Healing or Stealing?
The Commencement Address by Paul Hawken to the Class of 2009, University of
Portland, May 3, 2009
When I was invited to give this speech, I was asked if I could give a simple short talk that was
“direct, naked, taut, honest, passionate, lean, shivering, startling, and graceful.” No pressure there.
Let’s begin with the startling part. Class of 2009: you are going to have to figure out what it means to
be a human being on earth at a… Continue