EVENT OVERVIEW: Bill McKibben will discuss his New Book Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist.
ABOUT BILL MCKIBBEN: Bill McKibben is the author of more than a dozen Books, including The End of Nature, Eaarth, and Deep Economy. Bill is the Founder of the environmental organization 350.org and was among the first to warn of the dangers of global warming. He is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the 2013 winner of the Gandhi Prize. He lives in Ripton, Vermont, with his wife, the writer Sue Halpern, and their daughter.
ABOUT OIL AND HONEY: 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 thirty 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 joins 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 as a whole. Oil and Honey is Bill 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, telling the story of raising one year’s honey crop and building a social movement that’s still cresting.
DATE & TIME: Friday, September 27, 2013 at 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112
EVENT FORMAT: Bill McKibben will discuss his new life and New Book and answer audience questions. A Booksigning will follow the discussion. Admission Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.
ADMISSION PACKAGE: $26.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax includes One Hardcover of Oil and Honey, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed). It's your choice, for the same Price.
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PLEASE NOTE: The Publication Date of this Book is September 17, 2013. Orders placed before this Date will be processed, and will be available for In-Store Pick-Up on or after September 17, 2013. We will automatically have your Books held at the Door of this Event if you do not pick them up ahead of time.
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ADMITS TWO: Includes One Hardcover of Oil and Honey, one Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Admission Ticket.
ADMITS ONE: Includes One Hardcover copy of Oil and Honey and One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket.