Vermont: Sanders to lead talks on global warming



U.S. Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., will host a pair of town meetings Sunday in Woodstock and Brattleboro with author and environmentalist Bill McKibben to discuss the creation of a sustainable economy while reversing global warming.

“Global warming is a planetary crisis that needs to be addressed, but as we do there are economic opportunities available,” Sanders said Friday, noting a reduction in the use of oil and coal power will lead to a rise in solar, wind and geothermal sources.

McKibben is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College and founder of environmental action group Step it Up 2007.

Sanders and McKibben will be at the Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock. Brunch will be served at 10 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. At 2 p.m., Sanders and McKibben will be at the Brattleboro Union High School auditorium.

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, call Sanders’ office at (800) 339-9834.


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