Webinar: Frances Moore Lappé - EcoMind, Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want

September 19, 2012


Online Live Author Webinar Event — Frances Moore Lappé September 19, 2012 – 11:00am – 12:00pm

  • Free to ISSP Members. $10 for ISSP non-member site visitors.
  • If you are unable to attend the online event live, please also register to receive a link to the recording.

ISSP welcomes Frances Moore Lappé, author of — EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want. Frances will present from her book, EcoMind.

In EcoMind, Frances Moore Lappé — a giant of the environmental movement — confronts accepted wisdom of environmentalism. Drawing on the latest research from anthropology to neuroscience and her own field experience, she argues that the biggest challenge to human survival isn’t our fossil fuel dependency, melting glaciers, or other calamities. Rather, it’s our faulty way of thinking about these environmental crises that robs us of power. Lappé dismantles seven common thought traps — from limits to growth to the failings of democracy — that belie what we now know about nature, including our own, and offers contrasting thought leaps that reveal our hidden power.

Like her Diet for a Small Planet classic, EcoMind is challenging, controversial and empowering. EcoMind was just awarded a silver medal from Independent Publisher Book Awards, Environment/Ecology/Nature category Jane Goodall called the book “powerful and inspiring. “Ecomind will open your eyes and change your thinking. I want everyone to read it,” she said. She is the cofounder of three organizations, including Food First: The Institute for Food and Development Policy and, more recently, the Small Planet Institute, a collaborative network for research and popular education seeking to bring democracy to life, which she leads with her daughter Anna Lappé. Frances and her daughter have also cofounded the Small Planet Fund, which channels resources to democratic social movements worldwide.

About the Author

Frances Moore Lappé is the author of 17 books and cofounder of Food First: The Institute for Food and Development Policy, the Small Planet Institute, and the Small Planet Fund. She works in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

When September 19th, 2012 11:00 AM through 12:00 PM
Contact Phone: 206 851 4234
Email cnordstrom@sustainabilityprofessionals.org
Event Fee(s) $10.00 for non-ISSP members; free for members

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