Monday, September 23, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Bill McKibben
The Education of an Unlikely Activist

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5. Double feature!

Photo by Nancie Battaglia.
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The last time Town Hall hosted environmental activist Bill McKibben, we had a population explosion of our own and had to supersize the venue (thanks for hosting us, Benaroya friends!). While McKibben might be an unlikely activist, he is an effective one, thanks to his ability to telescope global issues into our local lives, and his passionate insistence that we have the power to solve these challenges. In tonight’s talk, the founder of and author of Oil and Honey recounts his quest to find deep solutions and build and preserve a sustainable planet: from spending a year with a beekeeper raising hives as part of the growing trend toward local food (honey!) to spending three days in jail after leading a protest of the Keystone XL pipeline (oil!). 

Learn more: About McKibben.


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  1. K j Kerl
    Posted September 16, 2013 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    I think I had purchased two tickets, weeks ago. How does one confirm tickets? K.j.kerl, (member); They’re ok for the 6:00 program also, yes? Thanks.

  2. Zeke Smith
    Posted September 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    This activist has done very important exposure of what is happening to earth, but I want him to confront the big picture of what the solution is. See

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