Australia and New Zealand: The New Frontiers of Divestment and Maths
Just yesterday, Bill McKibben was announced as this year’s recipient of the Sophie Prize for his work in “building a social movement to preserve a sustainable planet.” In receiving it, he joins the ranks of legends like Wangari Maathai, James Hansen, and Sheila Watt Cloutier. Meanwhile, Bill is about to start a two week tour of Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, bringing his Do the Maths message Downunder. Before he even lands in Australia, the Australian Coal Association has come out biting at his ankles…
“Foreigners coming to Australia to campaign against our national economy can do a lot of damage if their claims go unchallenged” – wrote the Australian Coal Association (ACA) in The Australian last month, attacking Bill McKibben in advance of his Do the Maths Australia tour.
The tour begins on Monday, and the ACA is doing its best to discredit and rubbish Bill McKibben, but they’re nervous and full of bumbling attacks.
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Bill joins Lateline to talk about Doing the Maths
You can watch Bill McKibben’s great interview on ABC TV’s Lateline program here.
Bill McKibben joins Lateline
“Do the Maths” film screenings
As we gear up for Bill McKibben’s “Do the Maths” tour here in Australia in June, our friends in the United States have released an epic film building on Bill’s tour across 21 cities in the US last November.
Do the Maths trailer
After its success in the US, this film about the emerging climate movement is going global.
There is a lot of inspiration to be drawn from the film, but importantly, it also shows the kind of momentum and movement that Bill’s visit gives us the opportunity to build here in Australia.
That’s why on 16 May we’re inviting people around Australia (and the world) to host screenings of the film inviting their friends, families and colleagues in their homes, cinema or at local community centres. Most importantly, we need your help to use these screenings as a chance to promote the live Do the Maths events in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane in June.
Click here to learn more and host a movie screening on 16 May, 2013.
There are already film screenings lined up that you can get tickets to in Sydney and Melbourne.