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Lecture at SJSU: Frances Moore-Lappé: Eco-Mind: 7 T hought Leaps for Our Planet and Its Changing Climate

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  • Dayana Salazar
    *Frances Moore Lappé, 2011 Earth Month Distinguished Lecture* *Eco-Mind: 7 Thought Leaps for Our Planet and Its Changing Climate * *Opening Remarks by Jesse
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 25, 2011
      *Frances Moore Lapp�, 2011 Earth Month Distinguished Lecture*

      *Eco-Mind: 7 Thought Leaps for Our Planet and Its Changing Climate

      *Opening Remarks by Jesse Ziff Cool, noted Bay Area "green" chef and
      restaurant owner

      April 5th, 2011

      3:15-4:15pm, Morris Dailey Auditorium, Tower Hall, San Jos� State University

      Doors open at 3pm. Reception and book signing to follow

      Join us in welcoming Frances Moore Lapp� as she challenges us to develop an
      �eco-mind�� the ability to think like an ecosystem� to see the world, and
      our place in it. Through the lens of ecology, we can make what Ms. Lapp�
      calls �thought leaps: �moving from fixing problems that appear to be outside
      ourselves, such as climate change or hunger, to enacting change from within
      the ecological systems we are part of." Ms. Lapp� will share stories from
      around the world of everyday people shifting from despair to practical
      solutions, from fear to possibility. Frances Moore Lapp� is the author of 17
      books including *Diet for a Small Planet*, which sold 3 million copies. She
      is the cofounder of three organizations, including Food First: The Institute
      for Food and Development Policy <http://www.foodfirst.org/> and, more
      recently, the Small Planet Institute <http://smallplanet.org/>, a
      collaborative network for research and popular education seeking to bring
      democracy to everyday life. Frances has received the Right Livelihood Award
      (an �Alternative Nobel� in 1987) and the James Beard Foundation
      �Humanitarian of the Year� Award (2008) for her lifelong impact on the way
      people all over the world think about food, nutrition, and agriculture.

      Based on your attendance at previous Sustainability Matters events and your
      involvement in sustainability on campus, I wanted to extend a personal
      invitation to you. Please consider encouraging your students to attend by
      forwarding this email to your class rosters, making announcements in class,
      offering extra credit for attendance, and forwarding this e-mail to others
      in your professional and personal network who you think would be interested
      in attending.


      In conjunction with the event, the University is hosting a locavore food and
      garden fair, which I hope you and your students can attend as well. Details
      on the fair are below.

      *LOCAVORE! Food and Garden Fair*

      4/5/2011, Noon-3pm, Smith/Carlos Olympic Statues

      Become a budding Locavore and strive to have as much of the food you consume
      and services you use come from within 100 to 150 miles of you home! Come by
      to grab a free, healthy snack, learn about efforts to localize our food
      systems, network with local activists and vendors, and learn about
      composting and be entered into raffle for a free worm bin or CSA, Community
      Supported Agriculture, produce box.

      Both events are free and open to the public.

      For more details on either of the events, visit SJSU's Sustainability

      Thank you for your support of sustainability,


      * *
      Katherine Kao Cushing, Ph.D.
      Special Assistant to the President and Director of Sustainability
      Office of the President
      San Jos� State University
      One Washington Square
      San Jos�, CA 95192-0002
      Direct: 408-924-6348
      Main: 408-924-1177

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