Bill McKibben in the Green Room
Tuesday Apr 17 07:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $15.00
General Admission: $20.00
About the Lecture:
The Merwin Conservancy and the Honolulu Museum of Art are proud to present an intimate evening with Bill McKibben. The Green Room is an environmental and literary salon series that fosters a reverence for language, nature, and imagination. The Green Room series was founded on Maui by The Merwin Conservancy and is now held on both Maui and O'ahu.
The presentation will be followed by refreshments and a Q+A and book signing with Bill McKibben.
Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist who in 2014 was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the "alternative Nobel." His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages—he has since written a dozen more books. He is a founder of 350.org, the first and largest global grassroots climate change movement, which has organized 20,000 rallies around the world, spearheaded the resistance to the Keystone Pipeline, and launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement.
McKibben is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2013 winner of the Gandhi Prize and the Thomas Merton Prize, and recipient of honorary degrees from 18 colleges and universities. Foreign Policy named him in their inaugural list of the world’s 100 most important global thinkers, and the Boston Globe called him “probably America’s most important environmentalist.”
A former staff writer for The New Yorker, he writes frequently for a wide variety of publications around the world, including the New York Review of Books, National Geographic, and Rolling Stone.
The Merwin Conservancy is a non-profit organization founded on Maui by renowned poet W.S. Merwin and his late wife Paula Merwin. The Merwin Conservancy's mission is to Inspiring innovation in the arts and sciences by advancing the ideas of W.S. Merwin—his life, work, house and palm forest—as fearless and graceful examples of the power of imagination and renewal.