Christ Church to Host Renowned Environmentalist, Activist, Author Talk on Proactive Moves on Climate Change

Christ Church Greenwich is offering a free talk by Bill McKibben, Free Talk: “What Might We Owe?”

McKibben is renowned among people most interested in being proactive about climate change.

Bill McKibben. Photo credit Nancie Battaglia

Awarded the Gandhi Peace Award, he is an environmentalist, author, and journalist who has written extensively on the impact of global warming.

The talk, which is part of the Creation Care Series, is scheduled for Sunday, May 29, at 11:15 am in Christ Church Greenwich’s Parish Hall

In his talk, McKibben will discuss the extraordinary wealth of American suburbia which is reflected in, among other things, clouds of carbon now warming the world. It’s a moment to think about how we can build the world we really want for those coming next.

As the founder of, he led the organization in 5,200 simultaneous demonstrations in 181 countries. The following year he conceived the 10/10/10 Global Work Party, which convened more than 7,000 events in 188 countries. 

McKibben now serves as the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has authored a dozen books about the environment, including his first, The End of Nature (1989), and his newest, The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon

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