BILL MCKIBBEN: OUTSIDE THE COMFORT ZONE
Bill McKibben will join the Williams Community for an Earth Week talk, “Outside the Comfort Zone: Working for Change on an Overheated Planet.” McKibben is an author and environmentalist. His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change. He is a founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement. A former staff writer for the New Yorker, he writes frequently for a wide variety of publications around the world, including the New York Review of Books, National Geographic, and Rolling Stone. McKibben will be speaking in Bronfman Auditorium.
This event is sponsored by the Center for Environmental Studies, the the Class of 1946 Memorial Fund for Global Environmental Studies, and the Class of 1946 Memorial Lecture Fund for World Brotherhood as part of Williams’ Confronting Climate Change year of inquiry. Throughout this academic year the college is hosting a series of speakers, events, and programming planned to shed light on the issue of climate change and how we should respond to it as individuals, as an institution, as a nation, and as a member of the global community. Follow this link for more information.