There’s a great interview with 350.org founder, Bill McKibben, in the latest issue of one of our favorite environmental newsletters, Yale 360. Check it out to get the backstory behind the creation of the 350.org movement and a bit more on our political strategy in the year to come. And make sure to check out the great video that’s in the blog post of a recent talk by Bill at the Yale Divinity School.
Most people probably think the life of a writer is pretty plush: no boss to speak of, long hours at home just thinking and scribbling some notes, plenty of time to relax and indulge in esoteric concerns. Maybe for some, but Bill (and he’ll be embarrassed I’m telling you) spends most of his time on the road, rallying support in the United States and around the world for the 350.org movement you’re helping build.
We don’t even need a schedule to follow Bill’s travels: our staff can track his progress by the emails we get from inspired people who saw him talk and are now planning a 350 event for October 24 in their community. But to be honest, there’s someone else we’d rather have speak in your town: you.
It doesn’t matter how good a speaker someone is, there’s nothing like hearing from your friend, family member, or neighbor about a cause that they believe in. Now’s a great time to start thinking about how you can build support for a local 350 action in your community. Check out our actions section for some helpful resources.
And if you need some good one-liners, feel free to steal some from Bill’s video, interview, or writings. I don’t think he’ll mind.