Futurist Bill McKibben in Floyd next Tuesday

Sustainability is a big thing now, not only in Floyd but elsewhere and one of the big names in the sustainability movement is coming to the Country Store next Tuesday.

Says Country Store owner Woody Crenshaw:

The Floyd Sustainability Group, whose name is now officially "SustainFloyd" is hosting a special event on Tuesday morning May 26th, @  9:00 am at the Floyd Country Store. This will be a rare opportunity to meet and hear Mr. Bill McKibben speak about his work and vision. We are planning a round table discussion in front of an audience. 
 
In case you are not aware of Bill's work and celebrity you may want to Google him. I did, and after 30 pages of links to his work  you'll get the picture. Among other things, Bill is an futurist, philsopher, environmental activist, professor at Middlebury College in Vermont, an advocate and strategist for sustainable local economies, and author of a dozen books on subjects from climate change to the policitics of the global economy.
 
It will be a rare opportunity to converse with someone at the forefront, who posesses a broad vision of our chalenges and possibilities, and who will help us envision the future of our own community and how to make it a better and more sustainable place to live.
 
If you wish to attend please call Dawn Taylor at Crenshaw Lighting. 745-3900. or email her at  dtaylor@crenshawlighting.com

To see McKibben in action, check out this YouTube video

Sustainability is a big thing now, not only in Floyd but elsewhere and one of the big names in the sustainability movement is coming to the Country Store next Tuesday.

Says Country Store owner Woody Crenshaw:

The Floyd Sustainability Group, whose name is now officially "SustainFloyd" is hosting a special event on Tuesday morning May 26th, @  9:00 am at the Floyd Country Store. This will be a rare opportunity to meet and hear Mr. Bill McKibben speak about his work and vision. We are planning a round table discussion in front of an audience. 
 
In case you are not aware of Bill’s work and celebrity you may want to Google him. I did, and after 30 pages of links to his work  you’ll get the picture. Among other things, Bill is an futurist, philsopher, environmental activist, professor at Middlebury College in Vermont, an advocate and strategist for sustainable local economies, and author of a dozen books on subjects from climate change to the policitics of the global economy.
 
It will be a rare opportunity to converse with someone at the forefront, who posesses a broad vision of our chalenges and possibilities, and who will help us envision the future of our own community and how to make it a better and more sustainable place to live.
 
If you wish to attend please call Dawn Taylor at Crenshaw Lighting. 745-3900. or email her at  dtaylor@crenshawlighting.com

To see McKibben in action, check out this YouTube video

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6 Responses

  1. I was running around Illinois in the 60’s, and you seem kind of familiar. I was wondering if we might have met. Were you ever in Sterling, Dixon, or Galena?

  2. HI Doug, I was wondering why something this interesting and important was being held on a weekday during most people’s work hours? I’d love to attend but will not have the opportunity because of work. I bet attendance would be better if it could be held during the evening hours or on a weekend. Just my $.02.

  3. David:

    I moved from Roanoke, VA, to Alton, IL, in 1969 to become a reporter with The Alton Telegraph (just up the Mississippi from St. Louis). Lived there until 1981 when Amy and I moved to the Washington, DC, area.

    Traveled the state a lot as a reporter and remember writing a story about Galena in the early 70s.

  4. Bill is being brought to the NRV by the Community Foundation of the NRV to speak at its annual meeting on Tuesday evening in C’burg. Bill has very graciously agreed to add a trip in to Floyd and the Country Store while he is in the area. No real options on the scheduling…..

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