Bill McKibben

Acclaimed environmental and climate activist Bill McKibben will be the featured speaker at a June 20 presentation at American Flatbread in Waitsfield at 6:30 p.m.  





McKibben is the founder of and the Third Act. In 2014, he was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, often referred to as the alternative Nobel. Currently, he serves as the Schumann Distinguished Professor in Residence at Middlebury College.

Last fall, Sal Spinosa, Waitsfield, founder of Mad River Climate Action conceived of a plan to have McKibben speak in Vermont and gathered a coalition of partners including the Mad River Path Association, Mad River Climate Action (which he founded), Champlain College, American Flatbread and The Valley Reporter to present McKibben next week.

At the talk, McKibben will have books for sale and take questions from those present.

The last time McKibben was in The Valley was for Climate Impacts Day Connect the Dots Rally in 2012. Many who attended that event spent their morning volunteering at Green Up Day activities in and around the Mad River Valley, one of the regions hardest hit by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.