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Bill McKibben

Author, Educator, Activist & Founder, Third Act

bill mckibben Crosscut Festival 2022

Bill McKibben is a virtual guest at Crosscut Festival 2022. He is a contributing writer to The New Yorker, and a founder of Third Act, which organizes people over the age of 60 to work on climate and racial justice. He founded the first global grassroots climate campaign, 350.org, and serves as the Schumann Distinguished Professor in Residence at Middlebury College in Vermont.

In 2014 he was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel,’ in the Swedish Parliament. He's also won the Gandhi Peace Award, and honorary degrees from 19 colleges and universities. He has written over a dozen books about the environment, including his first, The End of Nature, published in 1989, and the forthcoming The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon: A Graying American Looks Back at his Suburban Boyhood and Wonders What the Hell Happened.

When: 11am, Friday, May 6. 

Where: This is a free virtual part of the festival. Ticket information

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Scheduled Appearances

Everything in the Balance

Crosscut Festival 2022
Fri May 6, 2022 | 11:00am

The man who was among the earliest to warn of global warming, an iconic environmentalist, now tells us we have a small window of time remaining, not just to save ourselves from the impacts of climate change, but to rescue humanity itself. The question: Will we take action before it's too late? WATCH NOW

Thank you to our session sponsor, Beneficial State Bank

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Featuring: Bill McKibben, Shannon Osaka

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About the Festival

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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