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Bill McKibben to Speak at Vermont Law School on Climate Change

February 10, 2011

SOUTH ROYALTON, VT -- Bill McKibben, one of America's top environmental advocates and the founder of, will present the seventh annual Norman Williams Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Planning and the Law at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 17 in the Chase Community Center. The event is free and open to the public.

McKibben's lecture, titled "The Most Important Number in the World," will look at climate science and politics and the grassroots movement to combat global warming. He is the author of several books, including The End of Nature and the recent national best seller, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, an account of the rapid onset of climate change. As the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, he writes regularly for The New York Times, National Geographic and other publications.

The Williams Lecture is hosted by Vermont Law School's Land Use Institute, Environmental Law Center and the Environmental Law Society. More information is available from Natalia May at

About the Williams Lecture
Norman Williams came to VLS in 1975 after a distinguished career in public service and teaching, particularly in land use planning. He played a key role in founding VLS's Environmental Law Center. The Norman Williams Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Planning and the Law series is a gift of Frances Yates, trustee of VLS, in memory of Norman Williams and Anya '90 and Charles Yates '90. The lecture is hosted by VLS's Land Use Institute. For more information, please visit our event details page.

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