Dickinson Hosts Environmental Expert Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org and the first recipient of The Sam Rose '58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism, will discuss how grassroots environmental groups are challenging the power of the fossil-fuel industry Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m. in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium (ATS). Titled "Front Line of the Climate Fight," McKibben's lecture is the fifth in The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues' and Center for Sustainability Education's Living in a World of Limits series, which explores improving the human condition within limits that protect the natural environment.
McKibben will describe the current 350.org campaign, which is a grassroots environmental movement he founded to address the climate crisis. He will discuss the steps that must be taken to reduce the carbon footprint from 392 to 350 parts per million and will address future political change that must occur in order to steer toward "350."
McKibben is currently a Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College. He has written a dozen books including Eaarth and The End of Nature and is a frequent contributor to various publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Orion Magazine, Mother Jones, The New York Review of Books, Granta, Rolling Stone and Outside. He has been awarded Guggenheim and Lyndhurst fellowships and won the Lannan Prize for nonfiction writing in 2000. He has honorary degrees from Green Mountain College, Unity College, Lebanon Valley College and Sterling College.
McKibben's lecture is sponsored by The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues, the Center for Sustainability Education and The Sam Rose '58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism and co-sponsored by the Department of Environmental Studies.
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