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Author, educator and environmentalist Bill McKibben Skypes in

Join Bill McKibben, the 2012 Bateman lecturer, July 17 for a special Skype presentation on campus.

Time Magazine calls Bill McKibben “the planet's best green journalist” and the Boston Globe proclaimed he was probably America’s most important environmentalist.

Join us for an evening with Bateman Lecturer Bill McKibben as he reflects on subsidies, failure of governments to lead, and the urgency of action around climate change. McKibben will also comment on how educators and communicators can help move us towards a more just, equitable and sustainable society and world. has written a dozen books about the environment and climate change since 1989 and as a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, has helped to coordinate 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009.

Since 2007, the Bateman Lecture has brought together local and internationally-noted environmental educators and communicators to talk with members of the Victoria and RRU community about environmental issues. 

  • What: Author, activist Bill McKibben 2012 Bateman Lecturer
  • Where: Via Skype Royal Roads University, Centre for Dialogue, Learning and Innovation Centre (from his home in Vermont)
  • When: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 6:30 to 9 pm
  • Cost: By donation with proceeds to the Robert and Birgit Bateman bursary 

Seating is limited. Please RSVP julie.barlow@royalroads.ca by Monday, July 16th at noon.