Jennifer Hibbert

Mr. Bill McKibben is an environmentalist, journalist and author of over fifteen books about the environment, beginning with The End of Nature (Random House, 1989), which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. He is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. Time Magazine called him “the planet’s best green journalist” and the Boston Globe said in 2010 that he was “probably the country’s most important environmentalist.” Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, he holds honorary degrees from a dozen colleges, including the Universities of Massachusetts and Maine, the State University of New York, as well as Whittier and Colgate Colleges. In 2011, he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; he also led the largest civil disobedience action in 30 years in America, spending three days in jail in an ultimately successful attempt to block a pipeline from the tarsands of Canada.