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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

At the VECAN Conference, Keynote Speaker Bill McKibben Will Present

A Global Crisis: A State and Local Fight

Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist who in 2014 was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel.’ In 1989, Bill wrote The End of Nature – regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change – and he is the author of over a dozen more books.

Bill McKibben

He is a founder of, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement – incubated in Vermont – which has organized 20,000 rallies around the world in every country save North Korea, spearheaded the resistance to the Keystone Pipeline, and launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement. Bill, also a Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, was named by Foreign Policy to their inaugural list of the world’s 100 most important global thinkers, and the Boston Globe has said he is “probably America’s most important environmentalist.”

Green Energy Times editor Nancy Rae Mallery calls the VECAN Conference “Vermont’s best renewable energy event.” We recommend that every one consider attending.

This year’s conference will again be held at beautiful Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont. It will be on Saturday, December 1st from 9 AM to 4:30 PM. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

See Conference Workshop Descriptions here!


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