Speaker: Frances Moore Lappé
What if the ecological crisis were, at heart, a crisis of perception? In her new book, EcoMind, Frances Moore helps facilitate a much needed shift. She argues that much of what is wrong with the world, from our eroding soil to our eroding democracies, results from ways of thinking out of synch with human nature and nature’s rhythms. Humans are not couch potatoes or whiners; we are doers, she says. But our capacity for doing is undermined by seven “thought traps” that leave us mired in fear, guilt, and despair–none of which are motivators to action..
Lappé weaves her analysis together with stories of real people the world over, which, having shifted some basic thought patterns, are shifting the balance of power in our world. It turns out that gap between the world we long for and the world we thought we were stuck with can be bridged after all–if we can learn to think like an ecosystem. “EcoMind “shows us the way.
The program is free of charge, although donations will be gratefully accepted. All donations will go to the Small Planet Institute, the organization that supports all of the environmental work that is initiated by our speaker. Following Ms. Lappé’s presentation, there will be a reception in the church Parish Hall, with an opportunity to meet Ms. Lappé and purchase her books.