The Highlands Biological Foundation is thrilled to announce a new community event – Our inaugural “Carpenter Lecture” will take place Friday, October 22nd featuring renowned author, strategist, and teacher, Dr. Katharine Wilkinson . The Carpenter Lecture series honors HBF’s former director, Sonya Carpenter. Sonya led HBF for nearly 10 years & grew our organization and expanded our accomplishments immensely. As Highlands residents know, Sonya is a passionate advocate for the natural world with a focus on educating our community about the world around us, so join us for this free community event in her honor!
Dr. Katharine Wilkinson is an author, strategist, teacher, and one of 15 “women who will save the world,” according to Time magazine. Her books on climate include the bestselling anthology All We Can Save, The Drawdown Review, the New York Times bestseller Drawdown, and Between God & Green. Dr. Wilkinson co-founded and leads The All We Can Save Project with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, in support of women leading on climate, and she co-hosts the podcast A Matter of Degrees, telling stories for the climate curious with Dr. Leah Stokes. Previously, Dr. Wilkinson was the principal writer and editor-in-chief at Project Drawdown. She speaks widely, including at National Geographic, Skoll World Forum, and the United Nations. Her TED Talk on climate and gender equality has more than 1.9 million views, and Apolitical named her one of the “100 most influential people in gender policy.” A homegrown Atlantan, Dr. Wilkinson holds a doctorate in geography and environment from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and a BA in religion from Sewanee, where she is now a visiting professor. She is happiest on a mountain or a horse. Find her @DrKWilkinson.