McKibben will join Dave Harper of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, John Weisheit of Living Rivers and Colorado Riverkeeper, and Kate Finneran of Before it Starts - Keep the US tar sands and Oil Shale Free for the discussion.
The event will be held at the Grand County High School auditorium, 608 South 400 East, from 7 to 9 p.m., according to a news release from Before it Starts.
Organizers said seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Seats may be reserved online at billmckibbeninmoab.eventbrite.com. A $5 donation is recommended, according to the website.
McKibben is the author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with “The End of Nature” in 1989, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. He is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org.
Harper is co-founder and spokesperson for the Fort Mojave Cultural Preservation Program, and a tribal member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. He was a leader in the successful occupation campaign to save the sacred Ward Valley from a nuclear waste dump.
Weisheit, a longtime Moab resident, has a long history of advocacy for rivers in the Southwest, both from a natural history perspective and as a leader in the outdoor industry. With two co-authors, he wrote “Cataract Canyon: A Human and Environmental History of the Rivers in Canyonlands.”
Finneran, also of Moab, is the co-founder of Before it Starts, a project of Living Rivers that is dedicated to preventing oil and tar sands mining in the West and throughout the U.S.