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Bill McKibben to Receive 2013 Gandhi Peace Award April 18 | Promoting Enduring Peace

 

 

Promoting Enduring Peace believes that Bill McKibben’s work in greatly increasing awareness of the global impact of the consequences of environmental irresponsibility is in close alignment with our mission, and we recognize him as a Peace Hero in the struggle for a sustainable world peace.
mckibben-narrowBill McKibben is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. Time Magazine called him ‘the planet’s best green journalist’ and the Boston Globe said in 2010 that he was ‘probably the country’s most important environmentalist.
Please join us at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18th at the Unitarian Society of New Haven, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT 06517, as we honor him for his unyielding work to make our planet a safer place for generations to come.
Reception following ceremony and talk by Bill Mckibben

To register go to: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e6wkx2ej671e150b&oseq=&c=&ch=Bill McKibben is the author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with The End of Nature in 1989, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. He is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. Time Magazine called him ‘the planet’s best green journalist’ and the Boston Globe said in 2010 that he was ‘probably the country’s most important environmentalist.’ Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, he holds honorary degrees from a dozen colleges, including the Universities of Massachusetts and Maine, the State University of New York, and Whittier and Colgate Colleges. In 2011 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Bill is a frequent contributor to various magazines including The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Orion Magazine, Mother Jones, The New York Review of Books, Granta, Rolling Stone, and Outside. He is also a board member and contributor to Grist Magazine.Bill has been awarded Guggenheim and Lyndhurst Fellowships, and won the Lannan Prize for nonfiction writing in 2000. He has honorary degrees from Green Mountain College, Unity College, Lebanon Valley College and Sterling College.

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