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Will Allen - Speaking at JHSPH
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April 19, 2012
Will Allen - Speaking at JHSPH

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November 8, 2012
Francis Thicke - The Power of Consumers
 
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November 8, 2012
Francis Thicke - Creating Energy Services
 
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November 8, 2012
2012 Polly Walker Ecology Fund - Francis Thicke - Greener Pastures
 
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June 20, 2012
CSA in 30 seconds
 
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May 22, 2012
Dr. Shiva is a physicist and world-renowned environmental leader, writer and activist focusing on sustainable agriculture, biodiversity and the rights of ordinary people in India. She is the author of many books, most recently, "Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis." Dr. Shiva is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Right Livelihood Award, the Global 500 Award of the United Nations Environment Program, and the Earth Day International Award of the United Nations.
 
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April 26, 2012
The title of Ms. LaDuke's talk is "Food Sovereignty, Biopiracy, and the Future." As part of her visit, she met with Center for a Livable Future staff, as well with members of the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health. Information about her work on food sovereignty with the White Earth Land Recovery Project may be found on Native Harvest website.
 
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April 25, 2012
CLF teamed up with the Video and Film Arts Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) to produce Out to Pasture: The Future of Farming? films in 2010, which explore important issues in our food system. CLF and MICA also collaborated to produce a film about sustainable food animal production entitled Out to Pasture: The Future of Farming? (34 minutes) CLF's Leo Horrigan plays the role of producer for Out to Pasture and Allen Moore, a MICA professor and independent filmmaker, directs the film. Out to Pasture contrasts industrial-style confined animal production with farms that raise food animals outdoors in diversified operations, striving to be sustainable. Several of these pasture-based farmers are profiled and they tell their own vibrant stories of bucking the trends in farming. They discuss how they got started in farming (three transitioned from confinement operations), what's important about their farming methods, how their conventional-farm neighbors view them, how to keep young people on the farm, the future of the food system, and other compelling topics. The film also features Robert Lawrence, director of CLF; and John Ikerd, a leading thinker on sustainable agriculture issues. http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/johns-hopkins-center-for-a-livable-future/news_events/multimedia/out_of_pastore.html Check out Center for a Livable Future's newest film https://youtu.be/LV6-8oW3hjM
 
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April 20, 2012
Food and nutrition guru Dr. Marion Nestle gave the packed auditorium at the Bloomberg School of Public Health quite a lot to think about during her presentation at the Tenth Annual Edward and Nancy Dodge Lecture on May 4. The popular author discussed a wide range of issues-from misleading food labeling to the unbelievable global market expansion by producers of unhealthy food products. Over 200 students, faculty members, and staff were on hand, along with several hundred internet viewers on CLF's first streaming live videocast of the annual lecture event. The Edward and Nancy Dodge Lecture is supported through the R. Edward Dodge, Jr. and Nancy L. Dodge Family Foundation Endowment, established through the generosity of Dr. Edward Dodge, MPH '67, and his late wife Nancy to provide core funding for the Center for a Livable Future.
 
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April 20, 2012
De Schutter spoke at the Bloomberg School, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. The talk was the Center's 11th Annual Dodge Lecture, titled "Food Systems, Famines and Human Rights." In his presentation, he reframed hunger by redefining the hungry and by identifying the roots of hunger, which are more often than not political, (as opposed to technical). Echoing economist and Nobelist Amartya Sen, De Schutter insisted that hunger—and famine—is not a crisis of productivity but a crisis of power. "We've produced hunger over the years by depriving peasants of their ability to produce," he said. "Our needs will not be met by increasing production."
 
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April 19, 2012
Will Allen - Speaking at JHSPH
 
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April 12, 2012
The title of Ms. LaDuke's talk is "Food Sovereignty, Biopiracy, and the Future." As part of her visit, she met with Center for a Livable Future staff, as well with members of the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health. Information about her work on food sovereignty with the White Earth Land Recovery Project may be found on Native Harvest website. Presented by: The Center for a Livable Future and The Marc Steiner Show The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
 
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April 9, 2012
Session 6, February 21: Economics, Faith and Future. Before the Industrial Revolution, most people believed that they had little choice regarding what to do with their lives. They were "prisoners of circumstance," but the modern economic system has enabled people to imagine that things can be different. The glitch, of course, is that different peoples and cultures can imagine vastly different outcomes, so that one society comes to use its wealth to care for everyone, and another to increase the disparities between the rich and the poor. How can faith communities act as a check on the tendency to use the earth and its people for purposes other than the general good? Dr. Sylvia Nasar, Professor of Business Journalism at the Columbia School of Journalism and author of Grand Pursuit, and Dr. George Fisher, Emeritus Professor of Geology at Johns Hopkins University discuss these questions. In 2012, the Baltimore Food and Faith Project (BFFP) partnered with the Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies (ICJS) to host a six-part text study series: Enoughness: How Shall We Live on God's Earth? Participants had a unique opportunity to engage in an inter-religious and interdisciplinary discussion with clergy, lay leaders and visiting scholars on the texts of various traditions, as well as the fields of public health, science, economics, agriculture and policy, to address how we use (or don't use) the Earth. The focus of the series was on food production and land use, and explored questions about how we should treat the earth and each other. Enoughness followed on the text study series the BFFP and the ICJS co-hosted in 2010. That series, Food and Faith: Cultivating the Wisdom of Our Texts, presented an overview of current food production and distribution methods, and their relation to environmental stewardship, health and nutrition, social and economic justice and animal welfare. Clergy and lay leaders came together with public health experts, a healthy school food proponent and a food anthropologist to study the texts and to learn how these might apply to our food system today. Below are the videos of each of the text study sessions, along with the readings that accompanied each session.