Special Eve: Bill McKibben
Activist and Journalist Bill McKibben
The Enrichment Program is pleased once again to collaborate with Tattered Cover Book Store on a special one-evening author events. In anticipation of the publication of his newest books this fall, we welcome to the DU campus environmental activist Bill McKibben, discussing his new nonfiction work Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist. The presentation concludes with an audience Q&A and a post-program book signing. Each registration includes the featured book.
Bill McKibben is not a person you’d expect to find handcuffed in the city jail in Washington, D.C. But that’s where he spent three days in the summer of 2011 after leading the largest act of civil disobedience in 30 years, protesting the Keystone XL pipeline in front of the White House. With the Arctic melting, the Midwest in drought, and Sandy scouring the Atlantic, McKibben recognized that action was needed if solutions were to be found. ~ Courtesy of billmckibben.com
An environmental activist and best-selling author, Bill McKibben has long been deeply concerned with the impacts of global climate change. His twelfth book, Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist is his account of the global battle against climate change—from the impact of the colossal fossil-fuel industry to the local-level fight that includes a growing trend toward local food and beekeeping. In Oil and Honey, McKibben argues that work must be done on both levels, but also emphasizes that the answer to combating the global warming crisis may lie with society-wide activism combined with personal responsibility.
Thur., 7 pm, Sept. 26, 2013
CRN 1124 / $35*
*Price includes a copy of Oil and Honey by Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben is the author of more than a dozen books including The End of Nature, Eaarth and Deep Economy. The founder of the environmental organization 350.org, he was among the first to warn of the dangers of global warming. He is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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