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Author, environmentalist speaks March 10 at UT Arlington

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Friday, February 26, 2010

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Media Contact: Sue Stevens

ARLINGTON - Bill McKibben, the author of "Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and Our Durable Future," will discuss his book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, in the Rosebud Theatre at the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St., on The University of Texas at Arlington campus. The talk is free and open to the public.

Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben

The lecture is sponsored by the UT Arlington OneBook program, a common reading experience for incoming freshmen. "Deep Economy" in the book selected for for 2009-10. 

McKibben's first book, "The End of Nature," published in 1989, was a pioneering work of journalism on climate change and hailed by reviewers as a compelling, must-read about the future of our planet.

Subsequent books - such as "Hope, Human and Wild: True Stories of Living Lightly on the Earth" in 1995, "Maybe One: A Case for Smaller Families" in 1998 and "Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered Age" in 2003 -- explore sustainability, population growth and the perils of technology and genetic engineering.  

A retrospective collection of his essays, "The Bill McKibben Reader," was published in 2008.

McKibben has been a tireless environmental activist and led two of the largest protests against global warming in U.S. history in 2006 and 2007. He also founded www.Stepitup07.org, a website designed to help pressure the U.S. government toward more sustainable policies on carbon emissions.

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