At the end of the day, we Ubered across the Golden Gate for supper with Paul Hawken at the Poggio Trattoria, over a bottle or two of Planeta Etna Rosso wine. Always glorious to walk along the Sausalito waterfront, taking in boats old and new. Among the oldest was The Sealark, a battered old tug whose colours were radiant in the evening sun.
On the language front, love the idea that Sausalito has gone under so many different names through history: Saucelito, San Salita, San Saulito, San Salito, Sancolito, Sancilito, Sousolito, Sousalita, Sousilito, Sausilito, and Sauz Saulita. The last one (spuriously) chimes with the area’s history in edgy activities like bootlegging and rum running.
It’s always an immense privilege to talk to Paul – as it is to Janine Benyus, a shared friend and colleague, who we will (serendipitously) meet in Menlo Park later in the trip.
We catch up on: Project Drawdown, designed to move us from “complacency to agency” on climate change; on another new book Paul is writing; and on his work with Interface (very exciting). Plus a number of the breakthrough companies he sees as particularly interesting, including Tri Alpha Energy and GrapheneNano.
A perfect end to another extraordinary day.