Bill McKibben at UNE

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Bill McKibben will talk about how, facing the greatest problem humans have ever come across, we need to be able to work effectively both in our local communities to find new ways to power our lives, and in the largest national and global arenas to make sure that unchecked global warming doesn't defeat our best efforts. He will bring examples from his and his colleagues' work at 350.org in 189 countries, and from the mass civil disobedience he helped organize this summer in Washington, as well as from his own experiences on the ground in northern New England.

About Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is the author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with The End of Nature in 1989, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. He is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. Time Magazine called him "the planet's best green journalist" and the Boston Globe said in 2010 that he was "probably the country's most important environmentalist." McKibben is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and holds honorary degrees from a dozen colleges, including the Universities of Massachusetts and Maine, the State University of New York, and Whittier and Colgate Colleges. In 2011 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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  • Mallory H.

    This was an awesome talk by a truly dedicated environmentalist with a unique approach.

    January 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    A great opportunity to hear Bill McKibben, and many great questions from the audience members, especially the youngsters.

    January 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Important, factual, information about human caused acceleration of global warming by massive carbon emission release, the role that government and industry plays, and what we can and must do now.

    January 21, 2012

  • Lori P.

    No charge; it's free and open to the public.

    1 · January 18, 2012

  • Xiknawi M

    Friends wish to know if there is a charge, and is a ticket needed?

    January 18, 2012

  • Lori P.

    Yup, he'll be there in person. It's sure to be crowded as it's a UNE event, so everyone plan on getting there early. The venue will be open at 5:00 pm.

    January 17, 2012

  • Lisa F.

    I'm pretty sure it's the actual human being. Lori?

    January 17, 2012

  • Stephanie B.

    Is McKibben actually going to be there, or is this a simulcast event?

    January 17, 2012

  • Lisa F.

    I can't make it but look forward to hearing opinions about the talk.

    January 17, 2012

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