Bill McKibben, scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College, is an American environmentalist and writer. He is the author of twelve books, including The End of Nature (1989), the first book for a general audience about global warming, and, most recently, Deep Economy: the Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future (2007), which addresses what the he sees as shortcomings of the growth economy and envisions a transition to more local-scale enterprise. Bill is a frequent contributor to various publications including The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Rolling Stone, and Outside. He is also a board member and contributor to Grist Magazine.
Bill is co-founder and Director of 350.org, an international campaign building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis. He is also on the Board of 1Sky, which is assembling diverse U.S. organizations in support of a unified policy platform on climate. Bill has been awarded Guggenheim and Lyndhurst Fellowships, and won the Lannan Prize for nonfiction writing in 2000. Bill is a Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute.