will speak on
“The Desperate Climate Fight: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Moment,”
Friday, Sept. 29, 8pm at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
Bill McKibben is the author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with The End of Nature in 1989, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages. He is a founder of the first planet-wide, grassroots climate movement, 350.org, which has coordinated tens-of-thousands of rallies in 189 countries since 2009.
Time Magazine called him 'the planet's best green journalist' and The Boston Globe said that he was 'probably the country's most important environmentalist.'
Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, he holds honorary degrees from a dozen colleges and universities, including the State University of New York. In 2011 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2014 was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel.’
Bill McKibben will deliver the featured lecture of the Buffalo Humanities Festival, a three-day event featuring environmentally-themed talks, music, performances, community debates and other activities that focus on issues of local, regional and national environmental justice and economic sustainability.
General admission tickets for Bill McKibben’s lecture are $20 for the public and $15 for students. Click here to buy tickets online.
There is a separate VIP reception with McKibben in the AK Café. The VIP reception is included with the purchase of a VIP Full Festival Pass, which is $60 for the public and $40 for students.
A complete festival schedule, including additional ticket information is available online -- Click here.