Don’t miss this chance to hear directly from a leading thinker on climate change and climate justice. We’ll be featuring a conversation and Q&A with Third Act’s founder, Bill McKibben!

About this event

At Third Act Maryland, we’re making plans to support three main national Third Act campaigns: Stopping Fossil Fuel Financing, Uplifting Voting and Democracy, and Democratizing Energy. Plus, we’ll be supporting important Maryland state climate legislation.

Third Act Maryland formed shortly after the March 2023 direct actions in Washington, D.C., that targeted the dirty banks. Those actions galvanized and motivated participants from Maryland to form their own Third Act chapter, or what Third Act calls a working group. But that’s just the beginning. We need your help in planning new initiatives and actions and in building our movement. We can’t afford to sit on the sidelines.

Our launch on September 26 is the perfect opportunity for you to find out more about what we’re up to and how you can play an active role in the climate justice, civil rights, and voting rights movement. Let’s make history together.

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,, 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.