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Bridge school to sponsor climate talk

MIDDLEBURY — On Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 5:30- 7:30 p.m., Bridge School and Bill McKibben will present a talk geared toward K-12 families and children focused on engaging our youth in the climate crisis fight. Renowned climate activist and best-selling author McKibben will share tales from the field about youth empowerment and activism. Come learn what our local youth can do and how they can get involved. This free event, open to all, will be hosted at Woodchuck Cidery, on exchange street in Middlebury. 
“Very few people on earth ever get to say: ‘I am doing, right now, the most important thing I could possibly be doing,’” said McKibben. “If you’ll join this fight that’s what you’ll get to say 
McKibben is a Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College. In 2007, with six Middlebury College students, McKibben set up Step It Up 2007, which organized more than 1,400 climate change demonstrations across the United States. He now leads a similar campaign on a global basis with the group 350. org, and in 2011 he led the fight to stop the Keystone Pipeline project. 
Join this inspiring evening to learn how youth can get involved in fighting climate change, and what everyone can do to make a difference on this issue. To reserve a spot, register via Facebook at bit.ly/billsclimatetalk or write lisa@middunderground. org. 
Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. 

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