Bill McKibben Returns to Portland at the Newmark Theatre

BMckibben1With the publication of his first book, The End of Nature, nearly 25 years ago, Bill McKibben introduced the concepts of climate change and global warming to a previously unaware public. In the quarter century since, he’s written a dozen books and is today recognized as one of the world’s most active, iconic, and dedicated environmentalists. McKibben believes that the climate crisis needs to be tackled at both local and global levels. For example, he spent a year in the company of a beekeeper as part of the growing trend toward local food. He also founded, the international grassroots organization that was responsible for stopping the Keystone XL pipeline. McKibben’s latest book, Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist, is his account of these mutually reinforcing fronts in the climate fight. Drawing from his new book as well as his life’s work as an environmentalist, McKibben will discuss the need for action along with effective strategies, both local and global, toward the goal of saving our planet.

Bill McKibben is the author of more than a dozen books. He is the founder of the environmental organization and was among the first to warn of the dangers of global warming. Time Magazine called him ‘the planet’s best green journalist’ and the Boston Globe said in 2010 that he was ‘probably the country’s most important environmentalist.’ He is a frequent contributor to various publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Orion Magazine, Mother Jones, The New York Review of Books, Granta, Rolling Stone, and Outside. He is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the 2013 winner of the Gandhi Prize. He lives in Ripton, Vermont, with his wife, the writer Sue Halpern, and their daughter.

Tickets are available beginning Tuesday, July 30, at, the PCPA Box Office, by phone at 503-946-7272, and at all TicketsWest outlets.

Note: Tickets are $20 – $36. The $36 tickets include a copy of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist. Books will be distributed at the event.