BILL MCKIBBEN | AUTHOR, EDUCATOR, ACTIVIST, FOUNDER OF THIRD ACT
Bill McKibben is a contributing writer to The New Yorker, and a founder of Third Act, which organizes people over the age of 60 to work on climate and racial justice. He founded the first global grassroots climate campaign, 350.org, and serves as the Schumann Distinguished Professor in Residence at Middlebury College in Vermont. In 2014 he was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel,’ in the Swedish Parliament. He’s also won the Gandhi Peace Award, and honorary degrees from 19 colleges and universities. He has written over a dozen books about the environment, including his first, The End of Nature, published in 1989, and the forthcoming The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon: A Graying American Looks Back at his Suburban Boyhood and Wonders What the Hell Happened.
Bill McKibben’s appearance at IFTJ has been graciously sponsored by Loyola University Chicago’s School for Environmental Sustainability.
The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon
Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?
Eaarth: Making Life on a Tough New Planet
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