Event on Environment at World Centric Community Space, TEDxManhattan, Changing the Way We Eat, Saturday, February 12, 7:30 AM

Palo Alto, CA (PressExposure) February 07, 2011 -- World Centric is hosting a very important event about the Environment. On Saturday, February 12, The Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming will host TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat, a one-day TEDx event on sustainable food and farming. It will explore our food system -- from what happened, to where we are, to what we are doing to shift to a more sustainable way of eating and farming. In an effort to have as many people as possible participate, the event will be webcast live.

For those unfamiliar with TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), it is a small non-profit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, using talks and performances. Thought leaders from around the world are invited to give presentations up to 18-minutes long that explore important topics to society. All of the talks are recorded and available in an archive at TED's web-site. Some memorable talks include, Dan Barber's How I Fell in Love With a Fish and Jamie Oliver's TED Prize Wish: Teach Every Child About Food. Check them out and get hooked.

Then plan to join World Centric on Saturday, February 12th. The line-up is impressive, including Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, makers of King Corn, Brian Halweil of the Worldwatch Institute, Josh Viertel, president of Slow Food USA and many more. The full list can be found at the TEDxManhattan web-site. There is no schedule for individual speakers, but the event will be broken into sessions:

7:30 AM - 9:15 AM Session 1 - What Happened?
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 12:15 PM Session 2 - Where are we?
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Potluck Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Session 3 - Where are we going?

Come for one session or stay all day. Those present for lunchtime will share a potluck lunch together. Bring something simple, seasonal, local - something sustainable - to share with your neighbors.

[This event is brought to you by a number of partners: Collective Roots, Slow Food South Bay, Transition Palo Alto, Transition Silicon Valley and our host World Centric.]

Saturday, February 12, 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

World Centric Community Space, Wheelchair Accessible
2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306

About World Centric

About World Centric, http://www.worldcentric.org/about-us/company-info

World Centric's mission is to create a better world, inspire change, make the best products and leave no waste. World Centric's high quality, certified compostable products are made with annually renewable resources like corn, sugarcane and wheat straw fiber. Sugar cane and wheat straw fiber are also discarded by-products of the agriculture industry, and it uses this discarded fiber to make sustainable alternatives to plastics and polystyrene.

World Centric is committed to becoming the model of how sustainable (http://www.worldcentric.org/sustainability) enterprises should be run. For example, they offset their carbon emissions and annually give 25% of their profits (before taxes) to grass root social and environmental organizations. World Centric hopes to one day give away 100% of their profits. The overall mission, vision and values of World Centric have remained consistent since their founding - to make a difference and create a more just and sustainable world.

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Press Release Submitted On: February 07, 2011 at 6:20 pm
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