I first learned about Paul Hawken from the Mother Earth News in the 70’s. His articles inspired me as I took up roots and left Miami and headed to the country of north central Florida to start gardening and growing. My first quality tools came from Smith & Hawken to go along with the quality advice he shared.
Please read his Commencement Address for 2009 posted on CommonDreams.org. I am sure you will quickly see the depth of his insight and the strength of his values.
Thanks for passing this along Ed.