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The Lexicon of Sustainability pop up shows will appear across the USA this summer.  Host one in your community!
Lexicon of Sustainability

Imagine 500 Pop Up Shows across America in 2012.  Really? Yep. (And you can bring one to your community) 

This is how it works: anyone in America can apply to curate a show ... community leaders, students, farmers, activists, gardeners, cooks … anyone except curators.  In all, 100 applicants from across the USA will be selected.  Each Curator wil be a SUPER CONNECTOR who ...

* hosts 5 shows 
* involves producers from their local food system
* becomes a lending library for their communities, allowing anyone to borrow the exhibit, from neighbhors to local non-profits to schools to farmers markets

Transform your community into  an “idea incubator”, a localized think tank that generates dynamic coalitions able to make a difference in reshaping your community’s relationship with its food, farmers, and local environment.   And by becoming a lending library, you allow these messages to retain their significance and continue to inspire audiences for years to come. Apply now.

What is the Lexicon of Sustainability?  

It's based on a simple premise: 

People can’t be expected to live more sustainable lives if they don’t even know the most basic terms and principles that define sustainability.

For the past three years DOUGLAS GAYETON and LAURA HOWARD-GAYETON have crisscrossed the USA to learn this new language of sustainability from its foremost practitioners in food and farming.  Alice Waters on edible schoolyards.  Wes Jackson on reinventing wheat farming.  Joel Salatin on embracing the value of saner farming practices.  Vandana Shiva on the global imperative of protecting seeds.  Paul Stamets on how mushrooms can save the world.  Will Allen on Food Security.  Temple Grandin on the humane slaughter of animals.  Farmer John on the revolutionary idea of community-supported agriculture.

In all, over one hundred leaders in food and farming from across the country have contributed their valued experiences to this rapidly growing Lexicon of Sustainability.  These insights have been translated into large format “information art” photo collages and a series of short films commissioned by ITVS.  Study guides, a book, a traveling show, installations, and lastly a website where people can dig deeper into these terms (and even add to our ever-evolving lexicon) are also under development.

“What began as a Sustainable Conversation has led to a Good Food Revolution,” says Douglas Gayeton, co-founder of the project. “It isn’t happening in galleries and museums; it’s happening at our local supermarkets, at our corner stores, at farmers markets and roadside food stands and grange halls and school gardens across the country, so it makes sense that the Lexicon traveling show appear in those places, curated by the very people trying to build more resilient food networks in their communities.”

Press and Speaker inquiries: words@lexiconofsustainability.com.

Add a Term

AND WHY NOT ADD YOUR OWN TERMS TO THE LEXICON?

Want to add your own ideas to the Lexicon?  It's easy. Go here.
Pop Up Shows in action across the USA

A FEW UPCOMING SHOWS

SUSTAINABLE OPERATIONS SUMMIT
Empire State Building
NYC, NY
April 17

2ND ANNUAL LETS TALK ABOUT FOOD FESTIVAL
Boston, MA
June 16
Lisa Monrose
lmonrose@mos.org
 
NOVATO HIGH SCHOOL
Novato, CA
June 2
Michelle Stern
Michelle@whatscookingwithkids.com
 
LOHAS
Boulder, CO
June 12-14th
Kim Fox Johnson
kim@wildmattersproductions.com
 
SONOMA STATE UNIVERISTY EVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY CENTER'S
TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY
April 20th, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Dr. Rocky Rohwedder
rocky.rohwedder@sonoma.edu
 
BROOKSIDE FARMERS MARKET
Kansas City, KS
May 5
Ami Freeberg
ami@cultivatekc.org
 
ESALEN EARTH WEEK
Big Sur, CA
April 16-22
Kat Steele
kat.steele@esalen.org

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