Bill McKibben at the Learning Centre

The Vancouver Institute presents the free Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Lecture – “Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet,” presented by Prof. Bill McKibben.

Described by the Boston Globe as “the nation’s leading environmentalist,” McKibben is the author of more than a dozen books. A former staff writer for the New Yorker, he often writes for Harper’sNational Geographic and The New York Review of Books, among others. He is also the founder of the environmental organizations Step It Up and, a global warming awareness campaign that co-ordinated what CNN called “the most widespread day of political action in the planet’s history” in October 2009.

 Date: April 9
 Time: 8:15 p.m.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
 Place: Woodward Instructional Resource Centre, Lecture Theatre #2