Past Event

American Wasteland

Mon, Mar 7 2011 - 6:00pm

American Wasteland

Jonathan Bloom, Author, American Wasteland
Michael Dimock, President, Roots of Change
A.G. Kawamura, Former Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture

Americans generate enough food waste to fill the Rose Bowl each day. How sustainable can that be? What is the economic and environmental cost of such a system? How will climate change affect our year-round cornucopia of food? Join us as we discuss the life cycle of our food – from farm to table – and the opportunity for more efficient production and distribution.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program
MEMBERS FREE, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Buy the book: Purchase Jonathan Bloom's American Wasteland from The Commonwealth Club's bookstore. If you purchase it fewer than five business days before the event, it will be available for pickup at the Club office in San Francisco on the day of the event. If you purchase it more than five days before the event, the book will be sent to your address.
Also know: The speakers and audience will be videotaped for future broadcast on the Climate One TV show on KRCB TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV.