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Karthik Ganapathy, (347) 881-3784

Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein to Headline Climate Change Show in Brooklyn


Bill McKibben, co-founder of and author of the world's first general-audience book on global warming, will join best-selling author Naomi Klein and other climate change thought leaders for a multi-media presentation about the climate crisis. Featuring polished visuals, a musical performance, and photo and video features from around the world, Off and On will examine the climate crisis facing our society before outlining a strategy to solve it, focusing heavily on the upcoming talks at the United Nations in December.

The event is themed Off and On because society's task in tackling climate change is simple: turn off the flow of carbon-dense fuels like coal, oil, and gas, and turn on the switch to renewable energy sources like solar and wind.


There will be opportunities for interested media outlets to cover this event, including with photo and video. Television outlets are permitted to bring self-contained, shoulder-mounted cameras, and small tripods. There will be A/V equipment at the venue, including an audio patch for TV and radio journalists.

Journalists may have the chance to interview event speakers and headliners before the program begins in the Howard Gilman Opera House, at 5:00 p.m. Off and On programming will begin at 7:00 p.m.

To ensure space and availability, media outlets are requested to RSVP by email with Lindsay Meiman (


  • Bill McKibben, co-founder of and best-selling author of several books including: The End of Nature, Eaarth, and Oil and Honey.

  • Naomi Klein, best-selling author of This Changes Everything. The New York Times called it "the most momentous and contentious environmental book since Silent Spring."

  • Rev. Lennox Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus, who is working to connect music, climate justice and civil rights activists.

  • Cynthia Ong, a climate activist from Borneo, who is one of Indonesia's most effective and visionary coal-fighters.

WHEN: September 10th at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn


350 is building a future that's just, prosperous, equitable and safe from the effects of the climate crisis. We're an international movement of ordinary people working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all.