Bill McKibben, an international activist, recently presented a program about combating climate change in Washington.

The program, sponsored by The Gunnery, a private school in town, was held Oct. 5 in the First Congregational Church meeting house for Gunnery School students, faculty, administration and trustees, along with local residents and representatives from other local schools.

Gunnery students had read his book "Earth: Making Life on a Tough New Planet" over the summer.