Please join us for the launch of Third Act Connecticut on November 14 at 7 p.m. with renowned activist and environmentalist Bill McKibben, founder of Third Act and 350.org – you won’t want to miss him! He'll be joined by musician Paul Winter, along with Connecticut elders deeply concerned for our democracy and our planet.

About this event

We need people like you to join us and engage your unique passion, talents and wisdom at this crucial moment as we organize to take on issues like fossil free finance, environmental justice, democracy and voting, and energy decisions right here at home. We’ll fill you in on actions so far and those we are planning, and hear from a variety of people about why Third Act is so important in the midst of the twin emergencies of democracy and climate.

Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is a 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. He has written over a dozen books about the environment, including his first, The End of Nature, published in 1989, and the forthcoming The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon: A Graying American Looks Back at his Suburban Boyhood and Wonders What the Hell Happened.

Paul Winter

Paul Winter, composer, musician and 7-time Grammy® winner, has long embraced traditions of the world’s cultures, the environment and the creatures who share that environment with us all. Over sixty years, he and his colleagues have evolved a unique genre of “Earth Music”, celebrating the creatures and cultures of creation. He has traveled to 52 countries on six continents, using dog sleds, mules, kayaks, tug boats and Land Rovers to capture sounds for his concerts.