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Environmental Writer Bill Mckibben On Writing, Objectivity, and Suv’s

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Writer Bill McKibben knows a thing or two about SUV’s and the environment.

Last month Bill McKibben helped to organize a series of protests at car dealerships in the Boston Area calling on people to reject the ubiquitous and gas guzzling SUV in favor of more fuel efficient vehicles.

He is also the author of seven books, including "The End of Nature", a landmark work on the threat to the environment posed by our way of life here in the US. It was also one of the first bestsellers on the environment written for a general audience.

He recently wrote "Long Distance: A Year of Living Strenuously", in which he takes a year off "from failing to save the world" to train to become a cross-country skier.

McKibben is currently a fellow at Harvard Divinity School’s Center for the Study of Values in Public Life.

He spoke last weekend at a gathering of the League of Vermont Writers about the social responsibilities of writers,objectivity, and SUV’s.

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Bill McKibben, author of seven books, including "The End of Nature", a landmark work on the threat to the environment.


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