Bill McKibben will be on campus on April 7, 2016 to provide the keynote address for the Community, Culture, Conservation: Sustaining Livelihoods and Landscapes conference.  McKibben’s address and the conference will be open to the public.

Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist who in 2014 was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the “alternative Nobel.”BillMcKibbenNancieBattaglia)-HighRes His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages; he’s gone on to write a dozen more books. He is a founder of, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement, which has organized 20,000 rallies around the world in every country save North Korea, spearheaded the resistance to the Keystone Pipeline, and launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement.