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LATEST BOOKS

 IT'S NOT TOO LATE!

Crisis, Opportunity, and the Power of Hope

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An easy-to-digest tour of inspiring ways US cities, states, and farms are stepping up to meet the climate crisis.

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DARING DEMOCRACY
Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection
for the America We Want

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Read Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen's Daring Democracy, a bold take on America's democracy crisis with powerful solutions for regular citizens to get involved.

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Diet for a Small Planet: 50th Anniversary Edition

Coming Soon on September 21, 2021!

By Frances Moore Lappé 

Discover a way of eating that revolutionized the meaning of our food choices and sold more than 3 million copies—now in a 50th-anniversary edition with a timely introduction plus new and updated plant-centered recipes

This new edition features eighty-five updated plant-centered recipes, including more than a dozen new delights from celebrity chefs including Mark Bittman, Padma Lakshmi, Alice Waters, José Andrés, Bryant Terry, Mollie Katzen, and Sean Sherman.

Bon Appetit

This Book Started a Food Revolution in 1971—And It’s Never Felt More Relevant

Diet For a Small Planet argued that plant-centered eating is better for ourselves and our planet. Fifty years later, that idea is still shaping how we eat.

By Jonathan Kauffman

March 23, 2021

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Small Planet Institute spreads an empowering understanding of democracy as the wide dispersion of power, transparency in public affairs, and a culture of mutual accountability. We call it Living Democracy, enabling each of us to act effectively on emerging solutions from electoral politics and economic life to the environment, hunger, agriculture, and beyond.

Our goal is thus a future where all communities are thriving with dignity as Living Democracies, fulfilling our essential needs for personal power, meaning, and connection. 

ABOUT SMALL PLANET INSTITUTE

At the Small Planet Institute, we believe that ideas have enormous power. So we seek to identify core, often unspoken, assumptions—economic, political, and psychological—now driving humanity to take our planet in directions that none of us individually would ever choose. In addressing this tragedy, Small Planet focuses on solutions: From the crisis of needless hunger to that of democracy itself, we offer evidence-based, life-serving frames of understanding and stories of possibility to enable all of us to perceive and join in solutions emerging everywhere.

Every aspect of our lives is, in a sense, a vote for the kind of world we want to live in.”  - Frances Moore Lappé