3/5/08: Environmentalist Bill McKibben | KUER 90.1

3/5/08: Environmentalist Bill McKibben

Salt Lake City, UT – The environmentalist Bill McKibben has been editing an anthology of more than 100 American writers - from Thoreau and John Muir to contemporary nature writers. The project got him thinking about the act of writing and its relationship to environmental activism. "Each advance in environmental practice," says McKibben, "was preceded by a great book." Wednesday on RadioWest, Bill McKibben joins Doug to talk about his career as a leading advocate for the environment and about how the writing process has informed his thinking.

  • Bill McKibben is the keynote speaker for the 2008 Stegner Symposium at the University of Utah. The symposium is March 7 and 8, and McKibben will speak on Building the Climate Movement-Just in Time at Noon on the 8th.
  • This Saturday, March 8th, McKibben will be at the Salt Lake City Public Library. His lecture, entitled Writing as an Environmental Act, begins at 7:00 p.m.
  • Registration is required for the Stegner Symposium. The lecture at the library is free and open to the public. For more information on either of these events, call The Wallace Stegner Center at 801-585-3440, or click here

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