Renowned American environmentalist and writer Bill McKibben will speak about the first global-scale climate change movement, the 350.org campaign, as well as the significance of the number 350 and the upcoming International Day of Climate Action on October 24th.

 This event is hosted by Sonoma Country Day School in partnership with the Climate Protection Campaign, Post Carbon Institute, Sierra Club Sonoma County, Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County, and the Network for Spiritual Progressives of Sonoma County.

Friday, October 2, 7pm, Jackson Theater at Sonoma County Day School

$10 in advance/ $15 at the door – www.scds.org/podium/default.aspx?t=36644&rid=857

 A reception and book signing will follow the presentation.

McKibben says that “350 is the most important number in the world” – the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide measured in “parts per million” in our atmosphere. “If we can make this number known across the planet, that mere fact will exert some real pressure on negotiators. We need people to understand that 350 marks either success or failure for these climate negotiations.” 

With carbon dioxide levels already exceeding 350 parts per million, Bill McKibben, the Paul Revere of our time, is traveling the world to awaken people to the dire threat of global warming. In this special appearance, he’ll explain how Sonoma County can join thousands of others to send its own unique message through a countywide day of climate actions on October 24. “Our hope is for a powerful and unified call to action- a call that is global, scientific, and specific.”