Nourishing Community, Creating Sustainability is a family-friendly Festival of Learning and Action on October 1 and 2, and you're invited to join with 200-400 people of all ages from across the Milwaukee and suburban area to learn about the relationship between the food we eat and the environment we share with all living things. We’ll also explore the social and economic impact our food choices have on human communities that experience poverty and oppression. A highlight of the Festival will be the keynote presentation by Anna Lappé, author of “Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It” (2010).
Friday, October 1, 2010 6:30 to 9 p.m. – A Soulful Meal with Anna Lappé
Saturday, October 2, 2010, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Festival of Learning and Action for All Ages
On Friday evening we will offer a lovely seasonal meal with Anna Lappé of organic or locally-sourced foods for 40 at a cost of $75 per adult guest (youth age 14 and older also are welcome). This meal will offer mindful eating as a life-practice to touch our souls and encourage us to live in harmony with the Earth. Enjoy contributions from AeppelTreow Winery, Brightonwoods Orchard, Braise, and Ruegsegger Farms. Contact UUCW to purchase a ticket for the dinner.
On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. we will offer workshops for adults and children, simple seasonal meals for purchase, and visits to local projects addressing environmental justice and sustainability. At 3:15 we will have our keynote presentation by Anna Lappé, author of “Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It” (2010). She is a national bestselling author and sought-after public speaker, respected for her work on sustainability, food politics, globalization, and social change. The day will end with dinner available at 5 p.m. and a family-friendly movie showing afterwards. People of all ages can attend the whole day, or any part of it! Tickets are $10 at the door; children aged 15 and under free.
|9-10 a.m.||Book-signing with Anna Lappé – and Information Tables featuring local organizations|
|10:15 - noon||Adult and Children's Workshops (details below)|
|Noon||Lunch (seasonal lunches available for $5) -- and Information Tables|
|1:15 - 3 p.m.||Adult and Child Workshops|
|3:15 - 4:30 p.m.||Keynote with Anna Lappé|
|5:00 p.m.||Dinner (available for $5) -- and Information|
|6:30 p.m.||Family-friendly movies, with earth-friendly snacks (see details below)|
Information Tables featuring local organizations will be open during the book signing and meal times. Lunch and dinner are 5 dollars and include beverages.
9:15 Urban Homesteading
10:15 Community Gardens
10:15 Kids Yoga
10:15 Earth Friendly Food Shopping
1:15 The Worm Mon
1:15 The Current Commercial Model of Food Production
1:15 Soulful Eating for Everyone
See the detailed schedule for more information.
|Center for Resilient Cities||Michael Fields Agricultural Institute|
|Sweetwater Foundation||Feingold Association|
|The Victory Garden Initiative||East Side Ovens|
|LeFort Urban Homestead||Breadsmith|
|Rishi Tea||Brightonwoods Orchard|
|Stephanie Bartz Photography||Stems Cut Flowers|
|The Interfaith Earth Network (of the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee)||Braise|
|Books & Company, Oconomowoc||United U & U Society of Mukwonago|
|Beans & Barley||Brennan's Market|
|Unitarian Universalist Church West||Outpost Natural Foods|
|Waukesha County Green Team||AeppelTreow Winery|
While we may not think “global warming” when we sit down to dinner, our tangled web of global food—from Pop-Tarts packaged in Tennessee and eaten in Texas to pork chops raised in Poland, with feed from Brazil, then shipped to South Korea— is connected to as much as one third of total greenhouse-gas emissions. Livestock alone is associated with more emissions than all of the world’s transportation combined. In her groundbreaking book, "Diet for a Hot Planet," Lappé exposes the interests resisting this conversation and the spin tactics companies are employing to deflect the heat. With seven principles for a climate-friendly diet and success stories from sustainable food advocates around the globe, she offers a vision of a food system that can be part of healing the planet. An engaging call to action, Diet for a Hot Planet delivers a hopeful message during troubling times.
Anna Lappé’s first book Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small Planet (Tarcher/Penguin 2002, co-written with her mother Frances Moore Lappé), chronicles courageous social movements around the world. Winner of the Nautilus Award for Social Change, Hope’s Edge has been published in several languages and is used in dozens of classrooms, from Telluride to Toronto to Tokyo.
Called “ingenious” by The New York Times, Anna’s second book Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen (Tarcher/Penguin 2006) showcases the ecological and social benefits of sustainable food and brings this diet to life with the seasonal menus of chef Bryant Terry.
Anna’s writing has been published in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, and Canada’s Globe and Mail. Anna is also a contributing author to Food Inc., WorldChanging: A User’s Guide to the 21st Century, and Feeding the Future: How the Battle over Food Will Change Your Life.
Anna earned an M.A. in Economic and Political Development from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and graduated with honors from Brown University. From 2004 to 2006, she was a Food and Society Policy Fellow with the WK Kellogg Foundation. She is currently a Senior Fellow with the Oakland Institute and is one of the first Innovators of The Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming.
For more about Anna, see: http://www.smallplanet.org/about/item/anna_lappeacute
Anna Lappé will also be at Farm Aid 25 October 2 from 12-1pm in the Home Grown Village at Annie Wegner LeFort’s Urban Homestead Booth.
Unitarian Universalist Church West is a vibrant, growing, multi-generational spiritual community of more than 600 children, youth and adults who are diverse in identity and beliefs. We are what our Unitarian Universalist denomination calls a “Green Sanctuary” church, meaning that we help our members and our congregation as a whole to live as sustainably as possible, and that we have a fundamental ethical and spiritual commitment to living in harmony with the Earth. This work is guided by our Earth Ministry Committee (a subset of our Social Action Council), and has been ongoing for at least a decade. For the year beginning in September 2010, we will focus our social action efforts on Food and Environmental Justice, with monthly opportunities for learning and action in our local community.