Anna Blythe Lappé

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Location Amphitheater

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Founding principal, Small Planet Institute

Anna Blythe Lappé is known for her work as an expert on food systems and as a sustainable food advocate. Lappé, with her mother Frances Lappé, is a founding principal of the Small Planet Institute and the Small Planet Fund. She is currently the head of the Real Food Media Project, a new initiative to spread the story of the power of sustainable food using creative movies, an online action center, and grassroots events.

The co-author or author of three books and the contributing author to 10 others, Lappé’s most recent book is Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It. Her writing has appeared in numerous outlets, including The New York Times and Gourmet. She is also the co-host of the public television series, “The Endless Feast,” and as a featured expert on PBS’s “Need to Know,” the Sundance Channel’s “Big Ideas for a Small Planet” and the PBS documentary, “Nourish.” 

Lappé was a Food and Society Fellow, a national program of the WK Kellogg Foundation. Among other consulting and advisory roles, Anna is an active board member of Rainforest Action Network and an advisor to the International Fund to Amplify Agro-Ecological Solutions. She holds an M.A. in Economic and Political Development from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs from Brown University.