Author and environmental activist Bill McKibben to speak on climate change and coal in the Pacific Northwest

Posted on April 21st, 2013 by Laura Fonda

Next Sunday, April 28th, author and environmental activist Bill McKibben will be the featured speaker at Queen Anne United Methodist Church as part of The Well lecture series focused on Food, Faith, and Planet.


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McKibben is the founder of and his talk is entitled “Climate Change, Coal, and the Pacific Northwest” – a talk that will be accompanied by a series of small group discussions to explore his approaches and ideas in a smaller setting.

Following an introduction by Mayor Mike McGinn, McKibben’s talk begins at 8:30pm. He’ll focus on climate change, coal, and the Pacific Northwest. McKibben has been instrumental in leading the effort to stop the Keystone Pipeline, and has called on called on leaders worldwide to reduce carbon in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, the highest amount scientists agree to be safe.

The talk will be hosted at the Queen Anne United Methodist Church at 1606 5th Ave W (next to the Queen Anne Library). Tickets are through Brown Paper Tickets (students/$12; General Admission/$20).

In addition to Sunday’s talk, the church is hosting small discussion groups to explore McKibben’s book, Eaarth. Discussions are free and will be held on Wednesday, April 24th and Wednesday, May 1st at 10am and 6:30pm. Please RSVP via email in advance for these talks, a copy of the book is required.

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