Bill McKibben - global climate activist, leader, inspiring speaker
6pm Friday 27 April Newcastle City Hall
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In 2018, we are going to accelerate our response to climate change. We all know we have to.
Climate Action Newcastle are joining with 350 Australia and other local groups to present Bill McKibben in Newcastle - the first stop in his national tour. Please take this opportunity to hear from one of the most inspiring leaders in the global climate protection movement today.
"Sometimes you hear someone speak and it can change your view on the world – and Bill is one of those people. He is an absolutely compelling speaker. Someone who has changed people’s minds about climate change. That’s why we’re so excited about bringing Bill to Australia for the Accelerate Climate Action tour. Because at each of our event event locations across the country, people will get empowered to take climate action, and have the chance to hear from local climate activists in their area."
350’s Jackson was inspired by Bill McKibben to get into climate activism. “He showed me that our governments weren't going to handle this,” Jackson says. “And that it was up to people like us to step up, and stop the fossil fuels industry burning the planet up.”
Another testimonial comes from 350’s Joce. “I loved how he made the Maths so simple,” she says. “I could scribble it straight into my notebook and then re-read it to friends for months after. The simplicity of the numbers was just overwhelming.”
Alongside Bill in Newcastle, you will also hear from the incredible Wollar environmental activist Bev Smiles, who has lived in the Hunter Valley for most of her life, and is passionate about the environment and sustainable living. Bev convened the Hunter Communities Network in 2011 to provide support, information sharing and raise the profile of the social and environmental impacts of coal mining in the Hunter Valley.
Our final fantastic speaker on the evening will be Vanessa Petrie, the CEO of Beyond Zero Emissions - a volunteer-powered carbon solutions think tank showing that a zero emissions Australia is achievable and affordable.
Join us to hear from a world renowned climate activist, people on the ground in your area, and join with us in fighting for a safe climate future.
We hope to see you there,
Glen, for the 350 Australia team"