Bill McKibben, American environmentalist, author and journalist who has written extensively on the impact of global warming, heads 350.org, which recently organised the People’s Climate March in New York, attended by an estimated 400,000 people. McKibben is the winner of the 2013 Gandhi Prize, Right Livelihood Award or the Alternative Nobel, and the Thomas Merton Prize. He holds honorary degrees from 18 colleges and universities. Foreign Policy listed him under their inaugural list of the world’s 100 most important global thinkers, and the Boston Globe called him “probably America’s most important environmentalist.”
Talk 1. Dirt-E-Talk, 7th November, Telugu University
The ‘Dirt-E-Talks’ series is an initiative to break the myth that fossil fuel based development is the only way for India to prosper. ‘Dirt-E-Talks’ is a small effort to kick start a mainstream discussion, largely amongst the youth, that will challenge the status quo of how India perceives and acts on its energy needs. These seminars will not only introduce important concepts like energy equity, unsustainable growth parameters, economic impacts of dependence on fossil fuel, but will also provide a platform for audiences to learn and interact with communities resisting dirty energy projects. Stories from frontline communities will leave a long lasting impact on people, urging them to think about injustice and inequalities arising out of current systems of generating energy.
Time : 5PM-8 PM
Online Registration, Confirmation & Seat Reservation: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1py6R2SFpOgQtNf1Zzpnc6-D9aphvJMycRBhOvGqJbeI/viewform
Talk 2. Overcoming Energy Poverty without Dirty Energy, 7th November, St. Pious College for Women
Panel: Sri V Rajamani, Former Secretary, MoEF, Prof Kodandaram, Sagar Dhara (POI Founder-Member), Dr Thimma Reddy, K Raghu and othersDate: 7 November 2014 Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Venue: St. Pious College for Women, Snehapuri Colony (Behind IICT, Habshiguda-Nacharam Road).
For more information, contact Babu Rao Kalapala at: [email protected]