An Evening with Environmentalist Bill McKibben, February 4
Bill McKibben, one of the country’s foremost environmental writers and a globally prominent climate change activist, will present a public lecture, "Do the Math - Why Climate Change Matters and What You Can Do About It," at 7:30 p.m. Monday, February 4, at the Rutgers Student Center, 126 College Ave., New Brunswick.
The program is part of a series of events sponsored by the Rutgers Initiative on Climate and Society and other co-sponsors.
McKibben recently was on a 20-city tour of colleges and universities on behalf of 350.org, a grassroots climate campaign he founded in 2008. His public talk at Rutgers will address challenges and solutions connected with climate change titled, “Do the Math – Why Climate Change Matters and What You can Do About It.” The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required due to limited seating. To register, click here.
McKibben also will interact with the Rutgers community during his day-long visit, including a faculty lunch, a workshop with undergraduate writers hosted by the English Department, and a dinner with student leaders.
Further information about these appearances is available from Melanie Hughes McDermott, associate director of the Rutgers Initiative on Climate and Society and a faculty member of the Department of Human Ecology in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.
On February 6, 2013 at 8 p.m. in the Cook Campus Center, members of the Rutgers University Debate Union will continue the discussion by holding a public debate on whether the university should divest itself from fossil fuel investments to combat climate change.