Prominent environmentalist to explore ‘Climate Change’ at next Brown Bag talk

Monday February 24, 2020Marketing and Communications staff
Bill McKibben (by Nancie Battaglia)
Bill McKibben (by Nancie Battaglia)

A remote conversation with environmentalist Bill McKibben will examine “Climate Change” at the Brown Bag Lunch on Wednesday, March 4, at noon.

Mr. McKibben is the author of a wide range of books related to the environment. These include “Hope, Human and Wild: True Stories of Living Lightly on Earth,” which provides hope for a sustainable future, and “The End of Nature,” a devastating portrait of the harm human civilization has done to the planet that’s considered the first book for a general audience about climate change.

Articles written by McKibben have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic and Rolling Stone, among other publications.

McKibben is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar and an Environmental Studies educator at Middlebury College and is a founder of and senior advisor to, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement. It has organized rallies in nearly every country around the world, spearheaded resistance to the Keystone Pipeline and launched the fossil fuel divestment movement.

A former staff writer at The New Yorker, McKibben has a B.A. in Journalism from Harvard University.

Opening remarks at the talk, in Williams Center Room S204, will be given by Politics and International Affairs Professor Ivani Vassoler-Froelich.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Brown Bag lectures are sponsored by the Carnahan Jackson Fund for the Humanities of the Fredonia College Foundation and are free and open to the public. The Faculty Student Association will provide light refreshments beginning at 11:30 a.m.

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