12 Sep '11, 8am

Hawken and McKibben on the State of Change in the Green Movement

Hawken and McKibben on the State of Change in the Green Movement

Paul Hawken and Bill McKibben , two leading environmentalists who've taken two different paths to addressing our greatest environmental woes, met Thursday in a forum hosted by Climate One , the environmental programs arm of the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. The conversation, led by Climate One director Greg Dalton, ranged from the economy to the underside of solar technology to the weather extremes hitting much of the country. Infused though all of these were ruminations on the power of social actions and technological solutions in addressing climate change. McKibben, who leads the youth-powered environmental activist group 350.org , was one of some 1,250 people recently arrested during Washington, DC protests of TransCanada's proposed 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline project, which would deliver Canadian tar sands oil to refineries in Texas. McKibben said this may be...

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