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Newmark Theater 1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR (503) 248-4335
Bill McKibben is not a person you'd expect to find handcuffed and behind bars, but that's where he found himself in the summer of 2011 after leading the largest civil disobedience in 30 years, protesting the Keystone XL pipeline in front of the White House.
With the Arctic melting, the Midwest in drought, and Irene scouring the Atlantic, McKibben recognized that action was needed if solutions were to be found.
Some of those would come at the local level, where McKibben joined forces with a Vermont beekeeper raising his hives as part of the growing trend toward local food.
Other solutions would come from a much larger fight against the fossil-fuel industry.
Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist (Times Books) is McKibben's account of these two necessary and mutually reinforcing sides of the global climate fight — from the center of the maelstrom and from the growing hive of small-scale local answers.
With empathy and passion he makes the case for a renewed commitment on both levels.
This event is sponsored by the Oregon League of Conservation Voters.