350.org Organizers: Phil Aroneanu, Will Bates, Kelly Blynn, May Boeve, Jamie Henn, Bill McKibben, Jeremy Osborn, Jon Warnow
Getting to 350: What's Next for the Climate Movement?
University of Vermont
February 16, 2010
October 24th, 2009 was called "the most widespread day of political action in the planet's history," with more than 5200 events in 181 countries. Through these and related events, citizens from all over the world increased pressure on world leaders to adopt a fair, ambitious, and binding treaty, the kind of treaty that the latest science demands. As this new decade gets underway, movement leaders are reflecting on what has worked and what should come next. In this talk, the founders of 350.org will briefly review their involvement in the climate movement over the last five years and then lead a round-table discussion with the theme: "What next?"
Phil Aroneanu, Will Bates, Kelly Blynn, May Boeve, Jamie Henn, Bill McKibben, Jeremy Osborn, Jon Warnow are the co-founders and leaders of 350.org, which helped coordinate the International Day of Climate Action on October 24, 2009. They were also the co-founders of Step It Up, which helped coordinate two majors days of action in the United States and successfully forced elected officials to embrace the target of 80% reductions of US emissions by 2050. Bill McKibben, a scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College, is the author of the forthcoming Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. Aroneanu, Bates, Blynn, Boeve, Henn, Osborn, and Warnow are Middlebury College graduates and the recipients of many honors for their national and global leadership. With Bill McKibben, they co-authored Fight Global Warming: The Handbook for Taking Action in Your Community (Holt Paperbacks, 2007).
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