Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Bill McKibben

Conservancy Talk

First in the series is my conversation with writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben. Bill is founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org , which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in nearly 200 countries in the past four years. Mark Tercek: Thanks Bill.

If Bill McKibben's A Communist, Call Me Alexandra Kollontai

Green Prophet

Sadly, he’s no match for our witty friend Bill McKibben. The question is, why has Glenn targeted Bill – one of the world’s most respected people and the first to sound a very important and very loud alarm about the state of our planet?

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McKibben To Environment Movement: ‘Be More Confrontational’

Green Prophet

I speak to the recently arrested environmental author Bill McKibben, who insists that campaigners need to be more confrontational about their demands (and start wearing ties). I think it’s fairly safe to say that Bill McKibben has had an eventful couple of weeks.

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Grim Greenhouse Gas Milestone Dims Hope for Less Climate Change

Green Prophet

One of the most well-known climate scientists and environmental activists, Bill McKibben named his organization 350.org after the percentage of greenhouse gas concentrations that is considered safe for life on earth to continue. Interview: Bracing for a Warmer Planet With Bill McKibben.

Middle East Joins Worldwide Campaign For Greener Transport (Photos)

Green Prophet

Their actions were amongst an estimated 2,000 events taking place in over 175 countries which were part of an international day of green action. For more on Green transport in the Arab world see: Rediscovering Cities Via the Oldest Form of Eco-Tourism: Walking.

2C + 565 + 2,795 is only part of the story

Green Blog

I’ve been asked by several folks to comment on the recent Bill McKibben feature column in Rolling Stone magazine that has caused quite a stir. First, climate is only half the problem, the one both Gore and McKibben have chosen to focus on.

Why the Middle East Should Definitely Support America’s Keystone XL Pipeline Protests

Green Prophet

Bill McKibben isn’t the kind of guy who takes getting arrested lightly. Bill McKibben from 350.org, who we have interviewed on Green Prophet, is behind one of the largest civil disobedience efforts to take hold of America in far too long.

Meet Bill McKibben – the man who crushed the Keystone XL pipeline

Green Blog

Bill McKibben is a man whom many people consider to be a “superstar" of the global environmental movement – or at least one of the top environmental leaders in the US today. McKibben is the man behind the successful + 350.org movement and global events such as the “Moving Planet Day of Action” last year. And more recently McKibben has played a key role in the Keystone XL pipeline protests.

The Green Buzz: Monday, April 1

Conservancy Talk

Today’s green news round-up is no joke. This writer says hemp can solve a whole lot of our green dilemmas. Climate crusader Bill McKibben has some thoughts on how businesses can help combat global warming. Concern grows for the future of the monarch butterfly. YaleE360 ). Want to get healthier? Ride your bike to work. It’s science. Grist ). Mongabay ). Why is Antarctica getting icier ? Climate change. Not a paradox.) ( Christian Science Monitor ).

5 Great Ever “Green” Book Ideas and Gifts for Christmas

Green Prophet

Some are available in hard copy, others as very green e-books. American Earth is a book every green-inclined person needs on their book shelf.

Walk The Talk Show’s Best Videos for Earth Day.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis Waylon Lewis (by or about) WAYLON: Today Only #walkthetalkshow Bill McKibben earth-day elephant journal elephantjournal.com environment google green Josh Fox Lester Brown Michael Pollan walk the talk show Walk the Talk Show With Waylon Lewis WAYLON LEWIS: Fave videos There are a ton of challenges facing the earth today, and it''s easy to get discouraged.

Margaret Wente on Karevia and the ‘Enviro-Optimists’

Nature Conservancy - Science

First come green algae, then darkening as orange brine shrimp predominate. Colors include red, green, orange and yellow, brown and blue. Salt evaporation ponds formed by salt water impounded within levees in former tidelands on the shores of San Francisco Bay.

5 Green Books to Buy for Christmas (Or Hannukah)

Green Prophet

American Earth is a book every green-inclined person needs on their book shelf. There are more Christians in Egypt than Jews in Israel. And few westerners might realize that there are Christian Arabs living in the Holy Land of Israel – some since the early beginnings of Christianity.

Nicholas Stern endorses 350 ppm as “a very sensible long-term target”

Green Blog

Bill McKibben, environmental writer and founder of 350.org , writes : “I think it’s a very sensible long-term target.&# Green Quote of the Week: Nicholas Stern.

Would You Get Arrested to Save the Planet? Take the poll.

Green Prophet

Green Prophet’s eco-hero Bill McKibben tells activists to become more confrontational. McKibben tells Green Prophet’s Arwa that it’s time to be more confrontational, and gets arrested practicing what he’s preached.

NASA study confirms society is on the brink of total collapse

Green Prophet

” Related : The Moneyless Man talks to Green Prophet. Environmental activists, scientists, and conscious citizens have long known that our current model of unchecked resource extraction, carbon emissions and population growth would end badly.

After Nebraska Setback, Greens Regroup on Keystone XL | Mother.

Mother Jones

After Nebraska Setback, Greens Regroup on Keystone XL. Between now and then, the sprawling unofficial coalition of green individuals and groups that have bonded in the last two years over opposition to the pipeline is gearing up for a final push. FREE CONNECTIONS FOR GREEN SINGLES.

Write for Sustainability and Win $10,000 in Creative Writing Contest

Green Prophet

If you have a “green” eye, a corresponding “green” pen, and an ecologically-minded story to tell or have told you can submit it to a new contest for sustainability writing and win a cool $10,000. Green, clean—what does it mean?;

Abu Dhabi Prince Shames White House by Crowning Court Roof with Solar Panels

Green Prophet

Instead of supporting green alternatives, the former president put America’s full weight behind fossil fuels. When an oil-rich Sheikdom crowns an official building with grid-connected solar panels, it’s time for the U.S. to wake up!

Must Environmentalists and Labor Activists Find Themselves at Odds With Each Other?

Green (Living) Review

Tensions rose in 2011 after the Sierra Club escalated their campaign to close coal plants and 350.org, the climate protection group led by activist Bill McKibben, called for a halt to the Keystone XL Pipeline project. green living jobs labor movement

Katerva Picks 8 Global Projects to Save Planet Earth

Green Prophet

A number of the 8 have been featured on Green Prophet as vehicles for change in the Middle East. Behavioural Change: 350.org ( read our interview with founder Bill McKibben ) is creating a global movement to stop the climate crisis through online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions that are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. Lifestyle & Culture environmental education green investment Middle East

Look Who’s Taking Coal Money, Part 2

Sightline Daily

At Seattlepi.com, Joel Connelly runs with with this story in an strong piece, “ Northwest’s so-called ‘green’ law firms working for Big Coal.” With offices in Portland and Seattle, law firm Stoel Rives touts its work in the green economy. Excellent.

After Obama's Broken Promises, What Will Green Voters Do 2012?


” Referring to President Obama, environmental activist Bill McKibben was saying this a lot during the sit-ins he recently led outside the White House to urge Obama to block a climate-killing tar sands pipeline to run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

Hundreds of protesters called for an end to fossil fuel subsidies

Green Blog

" You can read more about the huge tax breaks and subsidies that the fossil-fuel industry receives every year on Green Blog: [link].

Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa: Why The Middle East Needs Eco-Activism

Green Prophet

Bill McKibben, the American eco-activist who was himself arrested outside the White House for protesting against the Keystone XL pipeline development insists that we must be more confrontational and take more risks for the planet.

Coal Country Bank First to Report Carbon Footprint to Shareholders.

Mother Jones

But its gaining traction in the realm of climate change: Bill McKibben in particular has campaigned recently for colleges and universities to divest their endowments from fossil fuels , and Al Gore this month backed the efforts of Harvard students to do so. Skip to Navigation.

The Green-Collar Jobs Campaign Teaching Tools

The Green Changemakers

Lesson Plans from the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights The Green-Collar Jobs Campaign Teaching Tools offers a five-part series of lesson plans designed for use in high school classrooms. Ranging from one to three class periods in length, these interactive activities explore key themes surrounding Green-Collar Jobs Campaign's work, including: the green economy, eco-equity and eco-privilege, model cities, and restorative justice. Green Jobs, Not Jails!

Environmental Coalition Calls on Presidents Obama and Hu to Declare Global Climate Emergency

Green (Living) Review

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How Brilliant is 350.org’s Go Fossil Free Campaign?

Sightline Daily

The perverse irony isn’t lost on Bill McKibben. So, McKibben is calling for divestiture—and he’s doing it in a smart way. Logically if you’re going to green your campus why wouldn’t you green your portfolio?” 350.org, Flickr.com.

Cancun – How to be an optimist in a pessimist's world

Green (Living) Review

AtKisson cites recent examples such as South Korea's massive investment in a 'Green Economy', China's astonishing rise as a major producer of renewable energy, and the accelerated "green turnarounds" in a variety of well-known global companies.

Hundreds of protesters at Capitol Hill called for an end to fossil fuel subsidie…

Green Blog

You can read more about the huge tax breaks and subsidies that the fossil-fuel industry receives every year on Green Blog: [link]. Hundreds of protesters at Capitol Hill called for an end to fossil fuel subsidies.

Iranian Artists Fight Smog with the Tehran Monoxide Project

Green Prophet

Lifestyle & Culture eco-art environmental art green design pollution public transportationIranian environmental activists and artists are getting bolder. Recently, “tree huggers” planted these stumps on a street in the city of Kerman to protest against deforestation.

Politicians Challenged To Step Up Global Warming Efforts

Eco Friendly Daily

Step It Up organizer Bill McKibben said: “There are moments in history when we desperately need leadership, and this is one of them. They are: an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, a moratorium on new coal-fired power plants, and a Green Jobs Now initiative.

Brighter Planet Launches #earthtweet Tweet-a-Thon

Green (Living) Review

Other prizes between now and Earth Day are from organizations and individuals committed to sustainable lifestyles such as Gaiam, Patagonia, Clif Bar, Brilliant Earth, and Brighter Planet Advisory Board member Bill McKibben. The Earthtweet campaign follows the success of other web-based campaigns that engage consumers and businesses in the green movement such as the 350 Challenge , Climate Matters , B reak the Bottled Water Habit and One Day.

Weekend Reading 5/31/13

Sightline Daily

Bill McKibben crushed this interview with an Australian TV station. Moving on to the work of more reputable Canadians, I’m very much looking forward to digging into “Greening the Oil Sands” by The Tyee ’s Geoff Dembicki. The topic: coal exports. History is often hidden, and I admit to not knowing that John Muir was friends with racial eugenists who advocated control of the reproduction and immigration of people of color.

A Renewable World: Energy, Ecology, Equality

The Green Changemakers

ISBN: 978-1900322492 Publisher: Green Books Date: September 2009 Price: £14.95 "Here’s the book we’ve been waiting for, a thorough, up-to-date, and above all proportionate response to our climatic predicament. MB) Chapter 6: The Green-Collar Economy (PDF, 2.09

Police Beat, Tie-Up, and Fire On Citizens Protesting Dying Ramsar Protected Lake in Iran

Green Prophet

And eventually, when environmental degradation is unequivocally linked to an increase in environmental refugees, green-minded lawmakers such as Polly Higgins, who has been campaigning the United Nations to make Ecocide a crime against humanity , will be better poised for success.

Basking in reflected glory

Environmental Economics

To begin with, Wagner is a Harvard-trained economist, so there’s a lucid account of what he learned there, from Robert Stavins, an authority on emissions agreements; Richard Zeckhauser, a bridge champion and expert on uncertainty; Martin Weitzman, who thinks scientists may be seriously underestimating the likelihood of massive global warming; Dale Jorgenson, an architect of green accounting; and textbook author and former chairman of George W.

Hundreds arrested at White House in XL pipeline protest

Green Blog

An entire movement has thrown itself into in this Keystone fight, from local frontline groups to big national green organizations," 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben wrote in an email to Huffington Post. America is ready for a clean, green economy and we can begin by saying no to this dirty pipeline," said Shelly.

Book Review: “I’m With the Bears”

Green Prophet

Bill McKibben was arrested in August this year while protesting against TransCanada’s proposed plans to build a pipeline that would carry oil from the Alberta tar sands to Texas. McKibben has written: This is really really important.