Thursday, October 05, 2017
825 N University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability
The 2017 Wege Lecture series will feature renowned activist, author, educator, and environmentalist, Bill McKibben.
McKibben, whose lecture is entitled, “Down to the Wire: A Hot Fight in a Hot World,” has written and lectured extensively about climate change throughout his career. He is the founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide grassroots climate change movement. He was awarded the 2014 Right Livelihood Prize—often referred as 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 been translated into 24 languages.
The Wege Lecture Series, now in its 16th year, focuses on critical issues of sustainability. Each Wege Lecture has addressed an important sustainability challenge facing society in the 21st century – from energy security and declining fossil resources to global climate change, freshwater scarcity, ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss, and sustainable development strategies.
As the 2017 Wege Lecturer, McKibben joins former Vice President Al Gore, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, SEAS Dean Emerita Rosina Bierbaum, and other internationally recognized experts who have delivered past Wege Lectures. The series honors Peter M. Wege for his outstanding contributions to the University of Michigan’s Center for Sustainable Systems and to the environmental field.
This is a free event, but you must register to hold a seat.