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Eating Tomorrow: 2019

By Timothy A. Wise

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Daring Democracy: 2017

By Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen

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Diet For a Small Planet: 1971 

By France Moore Lappé

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50th Editon to be released in 2021!

Small Planet Project Accomplishments!

Produced Nine Thought Sparks Videos and accompanying blogs with over 13K combined views to date.

Formed Boston Democracy Circle with monthly dinner gatherings with 10-13 attendees typically

Spoke for more than 15 different events in 2019

Signed an agreement and made Progress on developing a Democracy Movement with Democracy Initiative

Published 44 articles by our co-founders and senior researchers on our site and with other news outlets such as Common Dreams, Medium, Earth Island Journal, and Center for Humans and Nature


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In 2006 Frances was chosen as a founding councilor of the 50-member, Hamburg-based World Future Council.

Frances is on the board of David Korten’s People-Centered Development Forum and serves on the advisory boards of the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Chez Panisse Foundation, and Earth Corps.

In 2011, Frances joined the advisory board of the television series, Kiss the Cook and the Farmer Too. The 13-part series illustrates that​: "We are what we eat and the ways in which we produce, prepare, and consume food not only  affect our personal health and well being but also the health of our environment and our communities."

In 2013, Frances was invited by the King of Bhutan to serve on the International Working Group for a New Development Paradigm. She contributed to Bhutan’s Happiness: Towards a New Development Paradigm, submitted to the UN in December of 2013 laying out a pathway to a sustainable development paradigm to ensure planetary wellbeing.

Frances' Honorary Degrees

Allegheny College, Pennsylvania

Anna Maria College, Massachusetts

California Lutheran University, California

Earlham College, Indiana

Grinnell College, Iowa

Hamline University, Minnesota

John F. Kennedy University, California

Kenyon College, Ohio


Lewis and Clark College, Oregon


Macalester College, Minnesota


Muhlenberg College, Pennsylvania


New College, California


Niagara University, New York


Olivet College, Ohio


Saint Mary’s College, Indiana


Starr King School of Religious Leadership, California


University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Michigan


Simmons College, Massachusetts


University of San Francisco, California