University of Massachusetts Amherst Permaculture Conference

June 20, 2012
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA

Join Frances at University of Massachusetts Amherst's Permaculture Your Campus Conference on June 20 as she discusses her new book EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want. The UMass Permaculture Your Campus Conference is open to anyone interested in learning from the success of the UMass Permaculture Initiative. Attendees will learn how to develop a successful permaculture initiative for their campus or business and will leave with a personal individualized action plan for their own campus permaculture initiative. This event will include a talk by Frances on the themes of EcoMind, at Q&A section and a book signing. For more information on the event, please visit To register go to Also, follow on Twitter at (UMassPermaConf) and like them on facebook at UMass Permaculture Your Campus Conference.

About EcoMind
Drawing on the latest research from disciplines ranging from anthropology to neuroscience and her own field experience, Lappé argues that the biggest challenge to human survival isn't our fossil fuel dependency, melting glaciers, or other calamities. Rather, she says, it's our faulty way of thinking about these environmental crises that robs us of power. Lappé dismantles seven common "thought traps" that belie what we now know about nature, including our own, and offers contrasting "thought leaps" that suggest our hidden power.

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