September 19 Webinar To Feature Frances Moore Lappé Presenting From Her Latest Book EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, To Create the World We Want

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September 19 Webinar To Feature Frances Moore Lappé Presenting From Her Latest Book EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, To Create the World We Want

International Society of Sustainability Professionals Welcomes Groundbreaking Author In Latest Installment of Monthly Sustainability Webinars Open to All
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9.19 Webinar by #ISSP features EcoMind author Frances Moore Lappe

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Friday, September 14, 2012 - 2:00pm

(3BL Media) September 14, 2012 - 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.

Join Moore Lappé as she discusses the core concepts of EcoMind during a one-hour Webinar on Wednesday September 19 from 11 am – noon Pacific Time. The Webinar, hosted by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, is free to ISSP members and costs just $10 for non-members to participate.

Like her 1971 classic Diet for a Small Planet, the first major book to critique grain-fed meat production as wasteful, EcoMind is challenging, controversial and empowering. In EcoMind, Moore Lappé suggests that as we reframe each of the seven common thought traps, we can move from the scarcity-mind to the eco-mind, and, in so doing, our way of seeing life—and our place in it—moves from the premise of separateness to connection, statis to continuous change, and, scarcity to co-creation.

Earlier this year, EcoMind was awarded a silver medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards in the 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," Goodall said.

For more information about the Webinar and to register, please visit If you are unable to attend the online event live, please register to receive a link to the recording in order to view and listen later.

About Frances Moore Lappé

Moore Lappé is the author of 17 books, and co-founder 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 co-founded the Small Planet Fund, which channels resources to democratic social movements worldwide.

About ISSP

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is the world's leading professional association for sustainability professionals. ISSP is a member driven association committed to moving the profession of sustainability forward through building strong networks and communities of practice. Formed in 2007, ISSP boasts hundreds of members from every continent in the world. Members share resources, best practices and professional development. Webinars, Webchats, on-line classes, special reports, resource directories, salary surveys, and a professional competency study are just a sampling of the rich content offered to members. For more information about ISSP and its offerings, please visit

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