Honors Read Lecture with Bill McKibben

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Bill McKibben, the author of the 2014 Honors Read, Eaarth, gave an inspiring call to action in the Collins Center for the Arts on October 7, 2014.  The audience of more than 800 people included about 300 UMaine Honors students and faculty along with students from colleges around the state as well as many other members of the community.  McKibben, a renowned environmental writer and activist and founder of the world-wide organization 350.org also met with local groups and citizens confronting climate change in a Climate Change Focus Group, after his main talk.  This gathering allowed folks to share experiences and exchange ideas about ways of confronting climate change.  The Honors College hosted a reception and dinner for McKibben, giving Honors students and others a chance to interact with him on a more personal level.