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Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben, American environmentalist, writer. Fellow, Lyndhurst Foundation, 1990, Guggenheim Foundation, 1994. Trustee television-Free American, Washington, 1995—1999, Paul Smith's College, New York City, 1997—2005, Future Generations, Franklin, West Virginia, 1999—2003, Florence & John Schumann Foundation, New York City, since 1999.

Background

  • McKibben, Bill was born on December 8, 1960 in Palo Alto, California, United States. Son of Gordon Charles and Margaret Hayes McKibben.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Harvard College, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Lebanon Valley College, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Green Mountain College, 1995.

      Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Unity College. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Sterling College.

    Career

    • Staff writer Talk of the Town column New Yorker, 1982—1987. Founder stepitup07.org, 2007. Co-founder 350.org

      Scholar in residence Middlebury College, since 2001, director fellowships in environmental journalism.

    Works

    • The Bill McKibben Reader: Pieces from an Active Life
    • Powerful, impassioned essays on living and being in the world, from the bestselling author of The End of Nature and Deep Economy For a generation, Bill McKibben has been among America's most impassioned and beloved writers on our relationship to our world and our environment.
    • The End of Nature
    • Reissued on the tenth anniversary of its publication, this classic work on our environmental crisis features a new introduction by the author, reviewing both the progress and ground lost in the fight to save the earth.

    Politics

    God, who is heard throughout the Bible, calls for justice for the widows, orphans and aliens who were oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore the involvement in political life is something that Christians should not avoid.

    Religion

    Salvation can be achieved through deep and sincere believe in God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    One may feel driven by urges such as anger, lust or greed. If anybody is willing to be open to the Holy Spirit, God helps to resist evil and to live life to the full.

    Membership

    Trustee television-Free American, Washington, 1995—1999, Paul Smith's College, New York City, 1997—2005, Future Generations, Franklin, West Virginia, 1999—2003, Florence & John Schumann Foundation, New York City, since 1999.

    Connections

    • Married Sue Halpern, March 6, 1988. 1 child Sophie Crane.
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    Born December 8, 1960
    (age 57)
    • 1982
      Harvard College
    • 1992
      Lebanon Valley College
    • 1995
      Green Mountain College
    • 1982 - 1987
      Staff writer, Talk of the Town column New Yorker
    • 2007
      founder stepitup07.org

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