Bill McKibben - February 2013
On February 4th, the Rutgers Initiative on Climate and Society and co-sponsors hosted a day-long visit by Bill McKibben, one of the country’s foremost environmental writers and a globally prominent climate change activist (350.org). Following on his hard-hitting piece in Rolling Stone and his 20-city tour recently covered in the New York Times, McKibben challenged the Rutgers campus and wider public to Do the Math - Why Climate Change Matters and What You Can Do About It.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE - THANK YOU TO RU-TV AND WEATHER WATCHERS FOR TAPING!
Attendance was unprecedented for a Climate & Society event - over 750 people came to hear McKibben. Additionally, English students participated in a writing master class, environmental student leaders spoke with him over dinner, and faculty working on climate-related research had their own meeting with McKibben.
Thank you to our co-sponsors for making this possible!
- Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs
- Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes
- RU-TV/WeatherWatchers (their tape of the event will be up shortly!)
- Dean of Douglass Residential College, ,
- English Department
- Office of the Dean of Students
- Office of Undergraduate Education
- Rutgers Business Governing Association
- Rutgers Campus Deans
- Rutgers University Student Assembly
- School of Arts and Sciences
- School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
- School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Governing Council
On February 6th at 8PM in the Cook Campus Center, members of the Rutgers University Debate Union continued the discussion with Confronting Climate Change: What should RU do? - a public debate on whether the University should divest from fossil fuels to combat climate change." [(See recent article in Forbes for one perspective).]
WATCH DEBATE VIDEO HERE! THANKS AGAIN TO RU-TV AND WEATHER WATCHERS!