Do the Math tour aims to ramp up movement to protest use of fossil fuel

Posted Oct. 30, 2012, at 11:47 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: State Theater, 609 State St., Portalnd, Maine

For more information: 800-745-3000;

PORTLAND, Maine — Environmental writer and co-founder Bill McKibben will bringing his Do the Math tour to Portland, Maine, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the State Theater, 609 Congress St. The tour is designed to kick-start the next phase of the climate movement. Organizers hope that the tour will spark a nationwide fossil fuel divestment movement at colleges and universities, and inspire new protests against the industry.

The rotating cast of speakers and musicians will include Naomi Klein, Mason Jennings and other special guests. Archbishop Desmond Tutu will appear via video to urge people to join a new movement based on the divestment effort that helped to end apartheid in South Africa.

The show will elaborate on McKibben’s Rolling Stone article published in June.

Tickets are available at the Cumberland County Civic Center box office, online at, or by credit card by calling 800-745-3000
More information on the tour is available at