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Elders for Sound Democracy Town Hall with Bill McKibben
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PST
A Conversation with Bill McKibben
What’s Democracy Got to Do With Climate Action?
Join us at our next Town Hall meeting in conversation with Bill McKibben, one the most respected and influential environmental activists and familiar to many of us. His first book about climate change, The End of Nature, was published in 1989; nineteen books followed, with twelve focused on the environment. His latest book is The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon: A Graying American Looks Back at His Suburban Boyhood and Wonders What the Hell Happened. He is a frequent contributor to numerous publications ranging from The New Yorker to Rolling Stone.
Bill is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received the Gandhi Peace Prize, the Right Livelihood Award and many other distinguished awards.
McKibben was instrumental in founding 350.org, which organized protests on every continent and spearheaded international divestment out of fossil fuels. In September 2021, he launched Third Act and is is mobilizing climate change activists, who are “experienced Americans” over sixty to protect the climate and strengthen democracy.
We will ask Bill to address:
- the essential connection between climate action and working for a strong democracy, and
- priority actions we can take to protect our democracy, empower voters, and effect legislation and policies to save
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the link to join the meeting. You will receive a resend of this confirmation email from Zoom on Wednesday morning as a reminder and so that you have your unique link handy.