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Climate activist Bill McKibben wins Gandhi Peace Award (update) | The New Haven Register, PEP, TheStruggle.org

While America contends with the fallout of a terrorist attack, another threat faces the nation and the world: global warming.

Bill McKibben poses with the history of the Gandhi Peace Award. (photo: cjzurcher)

Bill McKibben poses with the history of the Gandhi Peace Award. (photos: cjzurcher)

And there are those who are at the forefront of bringing news of it to the public.

Bill McKibben is one of the most notable players in the environmentalist movement in the United States. He’s written a dozen books, starting with “The End of Nature” in 1989. An activist journalist, his work has appeared in “The Atlantic Monthly,” “Harper’s,” “Mother Jones,” and “Rolling Stone,” to name a few.

A Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, he’s been granted honorary degrees from 12 colleges. And now, to add to his accomplishments, he’s the most recent recipient of the Gandhi Peace Award. The honor is awarded annually to someone who is “distinguished by having made, over a period of years, a significant contribution to the promotion of an enduring international peace founded on justice, self-determination, diversity, compassion, and harmony, achieved through cooperative and non-violent means—in the spirit of Gandhi.” Read more about the award here on the Promoting Enduring Peace website.

Read John Grim’s introduction of Bill McKibben here.

Read the transcript of Bill’s acceptance speech here.

For more on this story, visit: Area activist wins Gandhi Peace Award- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut.

See photos of the event here on Flickr.

Bill McKibben shows his Gandhi Peace Award to the more than 100 people who attended the event in New Haven. Thursday, April 18, 2013.

Bill McKibben shows his Gandhi Peace Award to the more than 100 people who attended the event in New Haven. Thursday, April 18, 2013.

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