At the Blue Mountain Center in the center of New York’s Adirondack region, I got the opportunity to talk with Will Bates, one of the young organizers of 350.org. Guided by the writer and activist Bill McKibben, they’re working to orchestrate a worldwide day of action on October 24th that will pressure leaders as they go into the upcoming United Nations climate negotiations in Copenhagen. We discuss 350.org’s goals, their methods, and how this handful of young activists is working to build a global movement.
Interview with Will Bates of 350.org
The audio may not be such great quality—we talked with a noisy rain in the background—but the insights are.
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