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Overlapping crises: Bill McKibben on social solidarity in a world after Covid-19

McKibben is pictured at a Middlebury event from January 2019.
September 17, 2020
In Friday’s remote lecture, scholar-in-residence Bill McKibben drew comparisons between the pandemic and the climate crisis. “We have this huge mix of crises on top of each other,” he said.

College will look into contracting with more sustainable bank for P-cards

College will look into contracting with more sustainable bank for P-cards
March 12, 2020
Scholar-in-Residence Bill McKibben was arrested in a Chase Bank branch in Washington D.C. earlier this year as part of an effort to stop big banks from funding fossil fuels. The issue is closer to Middlebury than it might seem — the college currently contracts with Chase Bank, the world’s largest lender to the fossil fuel industry, for its purchasing cards.

McKibben talks arrest, upcoming mass action

Bill McKibben, scholar-in-residence at Middlebury, introduced his longtime friend Naomi Klein at the Scott A. Margolin ’99 lecture last Thursday. He was arrested last month in Washington D.C. while protesting Chase Bank’s relationship with fossil fuels.
February 20, 2020
Bill McKibben was arrested in a D.C. Chase Bank branch last month, ahead of a national mass action planned for April 23

Writer, activist Naomi Klein talks justice and hope in a warming world

Writer, activist Naomi Klein talks justice and hope in a warming world
February 20, 2020
Acclaimed writer and climate activist Naomi Klein spoke to a packed Wilson Hall about justice and hope in a warming world, but fire was the key theme of the night.

Activists Renew Call for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Bill McKibben, an environmental activist and scholar at the college, addresses the crowd during a rally outside Old Chapel in support of fossil fuel divestment on Thursday, Oct. 19.
November 1, 2017

As Middlebury’s board of trustees convened inside Old Chapel on Thursday, Oct. 19, members of the college community rallied outside to renew a years-long call for the college to divest from fossil fuels. The...

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