Diet for a Hot Planet
Diet for a Hot Planet: a book talk and reception with Anna Lappe
Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 11 am
Climate change is coming, and our food is implicated. Research estimates that our food system is responsible for as much as one-third of greenhouse gas emissions, yet one study showed that the nation's top newspapers mentioned food and agriculture in only 2.4 percent of climate change articles. Anna Lappe's latest book has a simple message: if we are serious about addressing climate change, we have to talk about food. Diet for a Hot Planet: the Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It voices the dreams, tales, and warnings of the farmers and eaters at the front lines of the battle to keep the planet cool and explores the potential for sustainable agriculture to mitigate climate change. Mei Ling Hui, SFs Department of the Environments Urban Forest Coordinator will introduce Anna by speaking briefly about the City's sustainable food policies and efforts to address climate change. Come hear more about this important and timely work, and find out how your food choices make a difference.
Anna Lappe is a national bestselling author known for her work on sustainability and food systems. Named one of TIME's "Eco-Who's Who," Anna co-wrote Hope's Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet and Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen. With her mother Frances Moore Lappe, Anna leads the Cambridge-based Small Planet Institute, a collaborative network for research and popular education, and the Small Planet Fund, which has raised and given away nearly three-quarters of a million dollars to democratic social movements worldwide, two of which have won the Nobel Peace Prize since the Fund's founding in 2002.
Sponsored by Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), Book Passage, Food First, Community Alliance with Family Farmers, Rainforest Action Network, Oakland Institute, and Center for Food Safety.
Location: Port Commission Hearing Room, 2nd floor of the Ferry Building
The talk will be followed by a reception with farmers market snacks.
Tickets are available on a sliding scale from $1 to $10; all proceeds will benefit the Small Planet Fund. You are also welcome to show up at the event and make your donation in cash at the door.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds (unless the event sells out).
Port Commission Hearing Room
San Francisco, CA 94111
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