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Bill McKibben

Building a Movement to Stop Climate Change


Westminster's Eco-Justice Ministry Team

About Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is an environmentalist, educator, and author. He is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A prolific author, his 1989 book, The End of Nature, is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. He is the founder of 350.org, the world’s largest grassroots campaign to counter the effects of climate change. He writes for a variety of publications, including The New York Review of Books, National Geographic, and Rolling Stone. He has earned numerous honors for his writing, including membership in the Literature section of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the John Steinbeck Award. He is the recipient of the Gandhi Prize, Thomas Merton Prize, the Right Livelihood Prize, and honorary degrees from 18 colleges and universities. He lives in the  mountains above Lake Champlain in Vermont with his wife, writer Sue Halpern.

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