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350.org http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1433/all en McKibben to take new role in 350.org, group he co-founded http://addisonindependent.com/201412mckibben-take-new-role-350org-group-he-co-founded <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27300" style="width: 149px;"><a href="/201412mckibben-take-new-role-350org-group-he-co-founded"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/McKibben, Bill &#039;09 Color_3.thumbnail.jpg" alt="McKibben, Bill &#039;09 Color.jpg" title="McKibben, Bill &#039;09 Color.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="149" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Bill McKibben, one of America&rsquo;s highest profile climate activists, is stepping down as the board chair of 350.org, the environmental organization he co-founded.</p> <p> He&rsquo;ll remain involved with the group that he and a group of Middlebury College students started in 2007 as a &ldquo;senior adviser,&rdquo; a role he said entails less day-to-day managing and more large-scale project planning.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27301">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412mckibben-take-new-role-350org-group-he-co-founded" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury 350.org Bill McKibben Featured Middlebury College Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:30:36 +0000 Zach Despart 27301 at http://addisonindependent.com Ripton's McKibben takes home 'Alternative Nobel Prize' http://addisonindependent.com/201409riptons-mckibben-takes-home-alternative-nobel-prize <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25842" style="width: 149px;"><a href="/201409riptons-mckibben-takes-home-alternative-nobel-prize"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/McKibben, Bill &#039;09 Color_2.thumbnail.jpg" alt="McKibben, Bill &#039;09 Color.jpg" title="McKibben, Bill &#039;09 Color.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="149" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BILL MCKIBBEN </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Noted journalist and climate movement activist Bill McKibben has won the 2014 Right Livelihood Award, which is sometimes referred to as the &ldquo;Alternative Nobel Prize.&rdquo;</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25843">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409riptons-mckibben-takes-home-alternative-nobel-prize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ripton 350.org environmentalism McKibben Middlebury College Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:04:55 +0000 Zach Despart 25843 at http://addisonindependent.com Vermonters flock to join McKibben, 350.org at largest climate march ever http://addisonindependent.com/201409vermonters-flock-join-mckibben-350org-largest-climate-march-ever <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25756" style="width: 175px;"><a href="/201409vermonters-flock-join-mckibben-350org-largest-climate-march-ever"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/march2137.thumbnail.jpg" alt="march2137.jpg" title="march2137.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="175" height="47" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NEW YORK CITY&#039;S People&#039;s Climate March drew around 350,000 people on Sunday. Many Vermonters, including co-organizer Bill McKibben of Ripton, participated in the event. Photo by Win Colwell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">NEW YORK CITY &mdash; Hundreds of Vermonters on Sunday afternoon joined an estimated 350,000 people on the streets of Manhattan for the People&rsquo;s Climate March, the largest climate demonstration in U.S. history.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;This is the biggest event any of us will ever be a part of,&rdquo; said Greg Dennis of Cornwall. &ldquo;You just got a sense that if we can get this many people out on the streets, we can make leaders pay attention.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25757">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409vermonters-flock-join-mckibben-350org-largest-climate-march-ever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County 350.org climate change Colwell divestment Featured Isham McKibben Middlebury College People's Climate March United Nations Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:23:38 +0000 Zach Despart 25757 at http://addisonindependent.com Climate change movement traces roots to Addison County http://addisonindependent.com/201409climate-change-movement-traces-roots-addison-county <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25623" style="width: 172px;"><a href="/201409climate-change-movement-traces-roots-addison-county"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/marchatriptonstore.thumbnail.jpg" alt="marchatriptonstore.jpg" title="marchatriptonstore.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="172" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BILL MCKIBBEN, SHOWN in 2006, helped plan the walk and ultimate rally, which drew 1,000 people — the largest climate change rally in the United States up to that point. Organizers have learned a lot in the past eight years and hope to attract 100,000 to a climate change rally in New York City this Sunday. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Eight years ago, Bill McKibben<a href="http://endent.com/?q=node/235"> led a five-day march</a> from Ripton to Burlington to raise awareness about climate change. It culminated in a rally in Battery Park that drew 1,000 people, making the event likely the largest climate change demonstration in U.S. history at the time.</span></p> <p> McKibben was pleased with the turnout that day, but was shocked to hear it had set an attendance record. Wasn&rsquo;t climate change on the radar elsewhere in the United States?</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25624">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409climate-change-movement-traces-roots-addison-county" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shoreham 350.org climate change Featured Greg Dennis Jon Isham McKibben Middlebury College New York City People's Climate March Step It Up Sunday Night Group Will Bates Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:22:26 +0000 Zach Despart 25624 at http://addisonindependent.com Editorial: Climate march is one way to turn the tide, win the battle http://addisonindependent.com/201409editorial-climate-march-one-way-turn-tide-win-battle <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">As organizers of the upcoming People&rsquo;s Climate March in New York City prepare for the 100,000 people expected to participate in this coming Saturday&rsquo;s march, here&rsquo;s the takeaway comment from one of the world&rsquo;s leading climate change advocates: We&rsquo;ve won the argument, says Ripton resident and Middlebury College scholar in residence Bill McKibben, but we&rsquo;re losing the fight.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25618">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409editorial-climate-march-one-way-turn-tide-win-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial 350.org climate change global warming march McKibben Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:01:13 +0000 Zach Despart 25618 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury College students forum to spur divestment of fossil fuel stocks http://addisonindependent.com/201301middlebury-college-students-forum-spur-divestment-fossil-fuel-stocks <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-15002" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201301middlebury-college-students-forum-spur-divestment-fossil-fuel-stocks"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/McKibben, Bill &#039;09 Color.thumbnail.jpg" alt="McKibben, Bill &#039;09 Color.jpg" title="McKibben, Bill &#039;09 Color.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BILL McKIBBEN </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; As the Middlebury College administration gears up to hold a symposium to discuss the college&rsquo;s endowment policies and practices next Tuesday, student activists and Scholar in Residence Bill McKibben will get a bit of a jump on the process with their own divestment event this Sunday.</p> <p> The college will kick off a formal process to consider divesting its endowment from fossil fuels and arms manufacturers with a major &ldquo;Do The Math&rdquo; event at Mead Chapel on Jan. 20 from 7:30 to 10 p.m.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15001">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201301middlebury-college-students-forum-spur-divestment-fossil-fuel-stocks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury 350.org Bill McKibben Do the Math Middlebury College Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:37:46 +0000 15001 at http://addisonindependent.com Locals 'connect the dots' for climate change http://addisonindependent.com/201205locals-connect-dots-climate-change <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11769" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201205locals-connect-dots-climate-change"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Connect-the-Dots-snowballs-at-Bowl_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Connect-the-Dots-snowballs-at-Bowl.jpg" title="Connect-the-Dots-snowballs-at-Bowl.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MORE THAN 100 Middlebury College students and townspeople gathered Saturday afternoon at the Snow Bowl as part of a global day of activism to make the connection between unusual weather patterns and climate change. The “Connect the Dots” campaign generated hundreds of events all over the world. Photo by Gregory Dennis </div> </div> </div> <p> HANCOCK &mdash; On Saturday, May 5, people across the globe held up dots &mdash; small, large, cut out or painted &mdash; asking their fellow citizens to &ldquo;connect the dots&rdquo; to climate change. Demonstrations went on underwater in the Marshall Islands, on the sides of cliffs in South Africa and on the last patch of snow on the Allen Trail at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl in Hancock.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11768">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201205locals-connect-dots-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hancock 350.org climate change Thu, 10 May 2012 20:58:46 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 11768 at http://addisonindependent.com