Environmental

Frances Moore Lappé - author of her new book - Daring Democracy will be speaking at this weekend’s Earthcare Festival at the Bryant Homestead in Cummington, Massachusetts on Saturday, September 16th. 

In her keynote talk, Lappé will discuss her personal and intellectual journey since her groundbreaking 1971 bestseller, Diet for a Small Planet, and then address global hunger and her vision for democracy as necessary to creating sustainable ways of living and a livable and peaceful planet.

The Earthcare Festival is the third program presented by the Hilltown Chautauqua of Western Massachusetts and has as its theme “Food, Farms, and the Future.”

The beauty and garment industry's reputation for social responsibility is perhaps in tatters as grim stories of environmental damage, toxic chemicals, and human rights abuses abound. Now the sector is going through a dramatic shift and many of us are questioning our buy habits. Kate Black is at the center of this; she is the CEO and the editor-in-chief of MagnifECO, a digital source for eco-fashion and sustainable living. She is also the author of the book MagnifECO.

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The Council on Environmental Quality is releasing its annual report on the condition of Connecticut's environment. Highlights of the new report will be discussed Wednesday at council's board meeting at the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

The report will examine the state's environmental condition through 2013.

Fresh Air will not be heard on Monday night, so that WAMC can bring you a special program, Sustainability.