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Bill McKibben

A Durable Future: Local Enterprise and the Environment

About Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is a writer, environmentalist, and scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College in the Department of Environmental Studies. A former staff writer for The New Yorker, he has written a dozen books, including The End of Nature, which was acclaimed as the first book for a general audience on climate change. His newest publication, Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, explores new ways to think about the things we buy, the food we eat, and the energy we use with the intention of moving beyond growth and expansion as the paramount economic ideal.

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