Thursday, 24 January 2019

Bill McKibben and 350.org

Bill McKibben

William Ernest McKibben, commonly known as Bill McKibben, was born on the 8th of December 1960 (he is now 58 years of age). He attended high school in the suburb of Lexington, Massachusetts and in 1978 (age 18) he entered Harvard University. In 1980 after the election of Ronald Reagan he decided to dedicate his work for an enviormental cause. 

In 1989 McKibben released his book titled The End of Nature that is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change and in the 2013 won of the Gandhi Prize and the Thomas Merton Prize and in 2014 won the Right Livelihood Prize. He is also the founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide climate change movement. This organism which has organized twenty thousand rallies around the world in every country except North Korea and launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement.

McKibben is still passionate about is work and wants to write about 12 more books and to expand his knowledge on Climate Change.

Thanks to Gabriela for sharing what she found out about Bill and his movement!!

  350.org  

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