Past Event

The New, New Math: Calories & Carbon

Thu, Oct 21 2010 - 6:30pm

Calories and Carbon

Ken Cook, Founder and President, Environmental Working Group
Whendee Silver, Professor of Ecology, UC Berkeley; Marin Carbon Project
Helene York, Director, Bon Appetit Management Company Foundation

Improving our eating habits is one of the best ways to reduce our environmental and carbon footprint, while also  trimming our waistlines.  How do we get the biggest bang for our dietary bucks?  When it comes to climate change, are domestic steak and imported salmon created equal? Why does cheese generate  more than twice the greenhouse gas emissions per pound compared to chicken? What about pork? How important is  buying local food? What protein alternatives produce the lowest carbon footprints? Join us for a discussion about Environmental Working Group’s latest research, in partnership with CleanMetrics, examining the “cradle to grave” carbon footprint of different kinds of food.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. reception
Cost: $12 members, $20 non-members, students free (with valid ID)
Also know: Generously underwritten by The 11th Hour Project. Presented in association with The Institute at The Golden Gate. The speakers and audience will be videotaped for future broadcast on the Climate One program on KRCD public TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV in the Bay Area.