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Bill McKibben discusses his memoir " Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist"
- 8:30 PM
Tuesday Oct 8, 2013
Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel
Bill McKibben is the author of more than a dozen books, includingThe End of Nature,Eaarth, andDeep Economy. He is the founder of the environmental organization 350.org. He is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the 2013 winner of the Gandhi Prize.He is not a person you'd expect to find handcuffed and behind bars, yet that's where he found himself in the summer of 2011 after leading the largest civil disobedience in thirty years, protesting the Keystone XL pipeline in front of the White House.
Oil and Honey is Bill McKibben's account of two necessary and mutually reinforcing sides of the global climate fight--from the center of the maelstrom and from the growing chorus of small-scale local answers. With empathy and passion he makes the case for a renewed commitment on both levels, telling the story of raising one year's honey crop and building a social movement that's still cresting.
This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public
Sponsored By: Environmental Studies
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