Bill McKibben: The Most Important Job on Earth

The climate crisis is the biggest issue humanity has ever faced. Working to address it is the most important thing any of us can do.

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Join us on May 3rd to hear author, educator, and environmentalist, Bill McKibben’s keynote address, ‘The Most Important Job on Earth.’ Bill helped found 350.org, the first global grassroots climate campaign, and recently helped found Third Act to build a progressive organizing movement for people over the age of 60.

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About the speaker

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 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.

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