The Southampton Arts Center and Rogers Memorial Library are partnering this winter for a community discussion of Paul Hawken’s book, “Drawdown,” which is billed as “the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming.”

The book’s creators have  mapped, measured  and modeled substantive solutions for a clean atmosphere, which are designed to roll back global warming within 30 years. 

The discussion begins on Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with an introductury meeting to be held at Rogers Memorial Library at 91 Coopers Farm Road. 

A four-session workshop to “identify opportunities for change in our own lives and  explore and plan the shared paths ahead for our communities” will be held on Fridays, Jan. 11 & 18 and Feb. 8 &22 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This series is free, but registration is highly recommended at or by calling 631.283.0774 x 523.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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