Climate change activist Bill McKibben in New Paltz

(Cesar Maxit)

(Cesar Maxit)

Climate change activist Bill McKibben, one of the main organizers of the Climate March, will speak on the SUNY-New Paltz campus on Tuesday, September 16 at 7 p.m. in Lecture Center 100. There will be tables there where people can sign up for the bus to New York City to march on Sunday, September 21. McKibben will deliver a lecture titled, “On to New York: Why the Climate Movement is on the March.” The event is free and open to the public.

McKibben is the author of the 1989 book The End of Nature and a founder of 350.org, a grassroots climate change movement named for the safe level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere (350 parts per million). McKibben was the 2013 winner of the Gandhi Prize and the Thomas Merton Prize and holds honorary degrees from 18 colleges and universities. A former staff writer for the New Yorker, he writes frequently for a wide variety of publications around the world.

To learn more about the People’s Climate March and People’s Climate Convergence, visit www.peoplesclimate.org.

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Buses to Climate March leaving from Woodstock, Saugerties, Kingston & New Paltz

Local residents are gearing up to fill buses to participate in what could be the largest climate march in history on Sunday, September 21. World leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis, and UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to reduce global warming pollution dramatically. The march is supported by more than 1,000 businesses, faith groups, schools, social justice groups and environmental groups.

To reserve a seat on the bus making pickups in Woodstock, Saugerties and Kingston, visit www.pcmmhv.eventbrite.com. Tickets cost $24 round-trip ($20 low-income). For more information, call (845) 443-0880 or e-mail anna@permacyclist.com.

The New Paltz Climate Action Coalition organizes buses from New Paltz. Tickets cost $25 ($15 student/low-income). Send checks made out to “New Paltz Climate Action” to New Paltz Climate Action Coalition, PO Box 671, New Paltz, NY 12561. Include your name, phone number, e-mail address and the number of people. The bus will leave from New Paltz at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 21 and return by early evening. There will be pickups at the SUNY campus and the Thruway Park & Ride. For more information on the New Paltz buses, call (845) 255-9297 or visit the Facebook page “Bus to People’s Climate March – New Paltz.”

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