Earth Week speaker Katharine Wilkinson to discuss ‘Drawdown Rising: Solutions, Leadership, and a Path Forward for the Climate Crisis’

Katharine Wilkinson, lead writer of Drawdown, will speak at Elon University on April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in McKinnon Hall (Moseley Center).

As part of Earth Week events, Elon will host at talk on April 23 by Katharine Wilkinson, an author, strategist and expert on how humanity can address the climate crisis. Wilkinson will speak in McKinnon Hall in Moseley Center at 7:30 p.m.

Wilkinson was the lead writer of “Drawdown” — the New York Times bestseller on climate solutions — and currently serves as the vice president of communication & engagement at Project Drawdown.

Wilkinson’s interdisciplinary background spans academia, business and the social sector. Known for her work at the intersection of climate, gender equality and women’s leadership, her TED Talk on the topic has more than 1.5 million views. In 2019, TIME featured Wilkinson as one of 15 “women who will save the world.” She holds a doctorate in geography and environment from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and a bachelor’s degree in religion from Sewanee: The University of the South.

Wilkinson will share highlights from Project Drawdown’s pioneering assessment of climate solutions, as well as insights about transformational climate leadership from people, organizations, and movements.

Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, Center for Environmental Studies, International and Global Studies Program, Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, Political Science and Policy Studies, Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life