College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

New sustainability series kicks off Sept. 25--CLAS for October

Date: September 21, 2012


Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben
Posted on September 20, 2012

The Sustainable Community Development Initiative is kicking off a new monthly series that highlights sustainable efforts of each of Grand Valley’s eight colleges during the academic year.

The Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies is the September spotlight, and the kick-off event for the series will feature a live, virtual presentation by Bill McKibben, environmental and climate change writer, educator and activist, on Tuesday, September 25. View other events planned to celebrate BCIS here.

Building the Movement to Save the Climate
September 25, 7-9 p.m.
Eberhard Center, room 215
Pew Grand Rapids Campus
The event is free and open to the public; join the Facebook event page here.

McKibben is the author of a dozen books about the environment, including The End of Nature in 1989, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. He is founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. Time magazine named him the planet’s best green journalist and Boston Globe said he is the country’s most important environmentalist. McKibben is currently a Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and he holds honorary degrees from a dozen colleges. He was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011.

The October spotlight will be the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Learn more about the Campus Sustainability Spotlight Series at www.gvsu.edu/css.

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