Time: May 31, 2011 from 5pm to 9pm
Location: The Fairhaven Village Green
Street: 1207 10th St.
Website or Map: http://www.re-sources.org
Event Type: community, presentation
Organized By: Alyssa Fritz
Latest Activity: May 31, 2011
RE Sources for Sustainable Communities will host an event on Tuesday, May 31st at the Fairhaven Village Green featuring New York Times bestselling author and 350.org founder, Bill McKibben. The event starts at 5 pm, with a concert by local favorites Millie and the Mentshn. Bill will begin his talk on coal, climate change, and activism at 7 pm. There will also be an information fair from 5pm-9pm, which will feature local organizations (including Transition Whatcom and its 350.org work group) working to prevent climate change and coal exports from Cherry Point. The event is free and open to the general public.
Mr. McKibben’s visit was catalyzed by the coal terminal debate raging in Washington. In particular, plans to ship coal from Cherry Point in Ferndale, Washington which could negatively impact the County’s economic prospects, diminish quality of life, and destroy an already vulnerable food chain in addition to the national and global implications.
Mr. McKibben will be available for book signings and the press. For more information about the author please visit: http://www.billmckibben.com/