Environmental activist Bill McKibben to visit Redlands

For more than a quarter of a century, Bill McKibben has worked to shape public perception and motivate the public to action on issues of climate change, alternative energy and the need for more localized economies. He will continue that conversation with the campus community and community at large during a lecture and Q&A session at 7 p.m. March 21, 2016 in the Memorial Chapel at the University of Redlands.

This event is presented by the ASUR Convocations & Lectures as the Cummings Peace Lecture for 2016, supported by the Chaplain’s Office and the Stauffer Center for Science and Mathematics.

A nationally recognized environmentalist, McKibben founded—a website for the global grassroots climate movement that supports three goals: keeping carbon in the ground; building a more equitable low-carbon economy; and pressuring government into limiting emissions. The number 350 represents climate safety—CO2 in the atmosphere must be reduced from 400 parts per million to below 350. Through, more than 20,000 rallies supporting these goals were organized across the globe.

Author of a dozen books—including the groundbreaking “The End of Nature,” considered by many as the first book on climate change for the masses, and the national bestseller “Deep Economy”—McKibben is also a frequent contributor to The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly and Harper’s.

The lecture and Q&A will be followed by a book signing. Books will not be for sale at the event and those planning to have a book signed should bring their own.

Students, faculty and staff may pick up their ticket for no cost at the ticket office. General admission tickets are available for $15. For more information, call Event Services 909-748-8116.

The Oliver deWolf ‘21 and Edith M. Cummings Lecture on World Peace began in 1990 and is made possible by a gift from the estate of deWolf and Cummings. The annual lecture is designed to explore topics relating to peace and reconciliation on a national and global scale.