Down to the Wire: A Hot Fight in a Hot World

. October 1, 2017.
Environmental Activist Bill McKibben
Environmental Activist Bill McKibben

Founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide grassroots climate change movement, McKibben was the 2013 winner of the Gandhi Prize, and holds honorary degrees from 18 colleges and universities. Foreign Policy named him to their inaugural list of the world’s 100 most important global thinkers, and The Boston Globe said he was “probably America’s most important environmentalist.” Hosted by the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability, McKibben, who spearheaded resistance to the Keystone pipeline and launched a fossil-fuel divestment movement, will speak about sustainability and the urgent challenges of the current political environment in regard to impending catastrophic climate change.

2017 Wege Lecture featuring Bill McKIbben
HIll Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor
Thursday, October 5, 5-6:30pm
Free, pre-registration 
encouraged
wege2017.eventbrite.com

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