Westminster Town Hall Forum: Climate activist Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben is an environmentalist, educator and author.
Courtesy of 2020 Westminster Town Hall Forum

Bill McKibben is an environmentalist, educator, and author. He is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

A prolific author, his 1989 book, “The End of Nature,” is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. He is the founder of 350.org, the world’s largest grassroots campaign to counter the effects of climate change.

At the Westminster Forum, Bill McKibben said the best thing an individual can do to address climate change is to “be less of an individual.”

McKibben’s newest book is “Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself out?”

He writes for a variety of publications, including The New York Review of Books, National Geographic, and Rolling Stone. He has earned numerous honors for his writing, including membership in the Literature section of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the John Steinbeck prize.

McKibben is the recipient of the Gandhi Prize, Thomas Merton Prize, the Right Livelihood Prize, and honorary degrees from 18 colleges and universities. He lives in Vermont.

McKibben was interviewed by Tim Hart-Andersen, the pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Minneapolis, for broadcast October 27th.

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