Please join us for out monthly potlucks, which are normally on the last Thursday of the month.
This month’s topic:
The Environmental Impacts of Food Choices
with Dr. Julie Sinistore
Julie will examine the impacts of food choices from production through consumption and ask tough questions about if being vegan is enough to ensure the protection of endangered ecosystems.
Potluck begins at 6:30pm, presentation at 7:30pm
Please bring a vegan dish to share and list your ingredients.
Dr. Julie Sinistore has been vegan for 19 years and first turned to vegetarianism 23 years ago, after reading Frances Moore Lappe's Diet for a Small Planet. In her current position as a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) project director and consultant with WSP, she analyzes the environmental burdens and benefits of the production, use, transportation, and disposal of goods and services like agricultural products, but also electronics and construction products. Julie also taught courses on Life Cycle Thinking and Sustainable Product Design in the mechanical engineering department at UC-Berkeley. Julie sits on the board of the American Center for LCA (ACLCA) and serves as the vice chair of the Education committee.