Katharine Wilkinson

Katharine Wilkinson

Teaching Presentation

Author, strategist, teacher, and editor-in-chief at Project Drawdown, Katharine Wilkinson will deliver the Teaching Presentation of the Summit Kickoff Session on October 2, at 11:15am central time.

Katharine Wilkinson‘s Biography

Dr. Katharine Wilkinson is an author, strategist, and teacher, working to heal the planet we call home. Her writings include The Drawdown Review (2020), the New York Times bestseller Drawdown (2017), and Between God & Green (2012), which The Boston Globe dubbed “a vitally important, even subversive, story.” With Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson she co-edited All We Can Save, an anthology of writings by women climate leaders, and co-founded The All We Can Save Project.

As principal writer and editor-in-chief at Project Drawdown, Dr. Wilkinson leads the organization’s work to share climate solutions with audiences around the world. She co-hosts the forthcoming podcast A Matter of Degrees and speaks widely, including at National Geographic, Skoll World Forum, and the United Nations. Her TED Talk on climate and gender equality has more than 1.8 million views, and she collaborates with Mary Robinson and others to advance the feminist climate renaissance. She serves on the boards of the Doc Society, Chattahoochee Now, and Wild Ark and advises for numerous climate-related initiatives.

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. Formative months spent in the Southern Appalachians, as a student at The Outdoor Academy, shaped her path. In 2019 Time magazine named Dr. Wilkinson one of 15 “women who will save the world.” She is happiest on a mountain or a horse. Find her @DrKWilkinson.