and Author Bill McKibben to Speak at Mount Holyoke February 11
McKibben, author of The End of Nature and other works,
will speak on "The Environment as Moral Challenge" Monday,
February 11, at 7 pm in the art building's Gamble Auditorium.
The senior class plans to make an important commencement announcement
at this event.
The End of Nature,
published in 1989, introduced millions of readers to the problems
caused by global warming. It has been translated into ten languages
and was reissued in a tenth-anniversary edition. He is also the
author of Maybe One: A Personal and Environmental Argument
for Single-Child Families, The Age of Missing Information, The
Hundred Dollar Holiday: The Case for a Joyful Christmas, and several
other books, and is a former staff writer for the New Yorker.
McKibben is a visiting
scholar in environmental studies at Middlebury College, where
he is writing a book on the implications of biotechnology. Before
arriving at Middlebury, he had been a fellow at the Harvard University
Center for the Study of Values in Public Life. He is the recipient
of Guggenheim and Lyndhurst fellowships and the 2000 winner of
the Lannan Prize in Nonfiction Writing.
is sponsored by the Senior Class Board, the Office of Religious
and Spiritual Life, the Office of the Dean of the College, the
Office of the President, the Weissman Center for Leadership, and
the Center for Environmental Literacy.