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Portrait of Bill McKibben, author and activist. photo ©Nancie Battaglia

Bill McKibben

Senior Advisor & Co-Founder, 350.org

BACKGROUND / Professional and educational background:

Harvard University, B.A., 1982.

The New Yorker, Staff Writer, 1982-1987.

Co-founder & Senior Advisor, 350.org. 2007 – present

Author of 13 books, including The End of Nature, Eaarth, & Oil & Honey : The Education of an Unlikely Activist.

ACHIEVEMENT / What does the project/initiative/startup/company you will be presenting at the Positive Economy Forum consist of?

350.org is an international campaign dedicated to fighting the climate crisis.

LOCATION / Where do you lead your project/company (city, region and country)?

As many parts of the world as we can responsibly organize. There have been 350.org demonstrations in every country in the world aside from North Korea.

IMPACT / How do you evaluate the economic, social, politic and environmental impact of your project / action?

350.org is an international campaign dedicated to fighting the climate crisis. We have helped lead the fight against huge fossil fuel infrastructure projects like the Keystone XL pipeline, coal plant projects from the Sundarbans in Bangladesh to the Galilee Basin in Australia, and have helped launch the global divestment movement, which helps moves institutional investments away from the fossil fuel industry.

QUOTE / A sentence, quotation or a word that best describes you

“I am not a born orator or activist or movement builder. Like most writers, I am an introvert. I would rather be at home typing.”