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{Eco-Hero Spotlight} Bill McKibben

I was recently in Portland, Maine helping to kick off a capital campaign for the Federation of State Conservation Voters conference. The money raised will go to help the state leagues build capacity, educate our citizens about important issues and the importance of voting for the environment, win elections for legislators that vote pro-environment and hold our legislators accountable for their votes. Also in attendance was the great Bill McKibben. I had the pleasure of having him speak at my house about 2 years ago. Bill McKibben is one of my heroes. He started and is leading a global warming movement on his website 350.org.

In 1988, he wrote The End of Nature, the first book for a common audience about global warming. In 2008, he co-founded an international climate campaign that works in 188 countries around the world, 350.org. On October 24th, 2009 this global team helped mobilize over 5,200 actions in 181 countries (check out the video below). CNN called it ‘the most widespread day of political action in the planet’s history”

Bill McKibben and his 350.org team continue to build one of the largest international climate change movements around the globe. You can find out more about this amazing eco-hero, his work and how you can get involved at 350.org.

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