Join us to celebrate the launch of Third Act Colorado. We look forward to sharing our progress and introducing you to the opportunities you will have as a Third Act member in Colorado.

About this event

You will hear from Bill McKibben, inspiring founder of Third Act, speaking about Third Act’s ongoing work of organizing folks over 60 in their desire to build a more sustainable future.

Bill McKibben will be in conversation with Wayne Hare, Board President & Founder of the Civil Conversations Project.

And you will also learn about some current campaigns from interviews with Colorado leaders and activists and ways you can add your ideas and energy to our newly forming Colorado working group.

Bill McKibben

Bill is founder of Third Act, which organizes people over the age of 60 to work on climate and racial justice. He founded the first global grassroots climate campaign, 350.org, and serves as the Schumann Distinguished Professor in Residence at Middlebury College in Vermont. In 2014, he was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel,’ in the Swedish Parliament. He’s also won the Gandhi Peace Award, and honorary degrees from 19 colleges and universities.

Wayne Hare

Wayne has had many careers, but for 30 years has intertwined his passion and belief in The Promise of America with ethnic diversity and racial justice into all of the positions he has held. In 2020, in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, he co-founded The Civil Conversations Project where he and others, through writing, filming, podcasting, and guided conversations, attempt to change the narrative that America tells itself about race. Wayne is a member of the National Parks Conservation Commission Advisory Council as well as a member of the Protect Our Winters advisory council.

Zach Pierce

Zach leads state & local policy efforts across the Western and Midwestern U.S. He previously served in senior climate policy roles for Governor Jared Polis and Governor John Hickenlooper in Colorado.

Ean Thomas Tafoya

Ean has received recognition for his work from both the Denver Regional Council of Governments, the Denver Regional Air Quality Council, and most recently was named a River Hero by the National River Network.