Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist (Compact Disc)
Get a close-up look at McKibben’s civil disobedience actions in 2011– protesting the Keystone XL pipeline project. McKibben, a writer and early voice about environmental issues, became a key leader for the massive protest in D.C. while building a sustainable bee apiary. I love the hope of this book. (Marilyn)
Bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben recounts the personal and global story of the fight to build and preserve a sustainable planet
Bill McKibben is not a person you'd expect to find handcuffed and behind bars, but that's where he found himself in the summer of 2011 after leading the largest civil disobedience in thirty years, protesting the Keystone XL pipeline in front of the White House.
With the Arctic melting, the Midwest in drought, and Irene scouring the Atlantic, McKibben recognized that action was needed if solutions were to be found. Some of those would come at the local level, where McKibben joins forces with a Vermont beekeeper raising his hives as part of the growing trend toward local food. Other solutions would come from a much larger fight against the fossil-fuel industry as a whole.
Oil and Honey is McKibben’s account of these two necessary and mutually reinforcing sides of the global climate fight—from the center of the maelstrom and from the growing hive of small-scale local answers. With empathy and passion he makes the case for a renewed commitment on both levels, telling the story of raising one year’s honey crop and building a social movement that’s still cresting.
Includes a bonus interview with the author
About the Author
Bill McKibben is the author of more than a dozen books, including The End of Nature, Eaarth, and Deep Economy. He is the founder of the environmental organization 350.org and was among the first to warn of the dangers of global warming. He is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He lives in Ripton, Vermont, with his wife, the writer Sue Halpern, and their daughter.