[Zoom Event] Sophie Egan in conversation with Elizabeth Cline

Join us on Zoom for a conversation between authors Sophie Egan and Elizabeth Cline, author of The Conscious Closet. Their conversation will focus on sustainability and Sophie's book How to Be a Conscious Eater: Making Food Choices That are Good for You, Others, and the Planet. Sophie's book uses three criteria-- Is it good for me? Is it good for others? Is it good for the planet?--to help us navigate the bewildering world of food so that we can all become conscious eaters. To eat consciously is not about diets, fads, or hard-and-fast rules. It's about having straightforward, accurate information to make smart, thoughtful choices amid the chaos of conflicting news and marketing hype. An expert on food's impact on human and environmental health, Egan organizes the book into four categories--stuff that comes from the ground, stuff that comes from animals, stuff that comes from factories, and stuff that's made in restaurant kitchens. This practical guide offers bottom-line answers to your most top-of-mind questions about what to eat. 

The Zoom link will be posted on the day of the event. 

About Sophie Egan: 

Sophie Egan is a Stanford lecturer and New York Times contributor whose work at The Culinary Institute of America and now her own agency, Full Table Solutions, has galvanized a nationwide movement to help all of us make healthier, more sustainable food choices—from moms to mayors, restaurant chains to foodservice companies, K-12 school districts to universities. She has written for the Washington Post, EatingWell, TIME, the Wall Street Journal, Bon Appétit, WIRED, and Sunset magazine. Her first book, Devoured: How What We Eat Defines Who We Are, is a journey into the American food psyche. She holds a master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on health and social behavior. You can find her in the mountains, on Twitter at @SophieEganM, and online at sophieegan.com.

About Elizabeth Cline: 

Elizabeth L. Cline is a New York-based author, journalist, and expert on consumer culture, fast fashion, sustainability and labor rights in the apparel industry. Cline’s critically acclaimed 2012 expose, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, was first to reveal the impacts of fast fashion on the environment, economy, and society and is a founding book of the modern global ethical and sustainable fashion movement. Elizabeth Cline is one of the world’s leading go-to experts on fast fashion, labor rights and sustainability in the apparel industry, and she is regularly interviewed on television and radio by globally recognized news outlets, including Al Jazeera, MSNBC, China Global Television Network, CBC News, The New York Times, and NPR. Please contact her directly to set up an interview.  You can peruse some recent interviews here. Cline earned her degree in political philosophy from Syracuse University in 200. She is currently a contributor to Forbes, Sierra and Atmos magazine. Her writing has appeared in Vogue Business, Slate,  Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, AMC.com, SundanceTV.com, The New Republic and The Nation, among others. An avid thrifter, mender and textile-enthusiast, Cline lives in Brooklyn with her partner, Joseph D. Rowland, of the heavy metal band Pallbearer. 


Event date: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 7:00pm
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How to Be a Conscious Eater: Making Food Choices That Are Good for You, Others, and the Planet Cover Image
ISBN: 9781523507382
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Workman Publishing Company - March 17th, 2020

A radically practical guide to making food choices that are good for you, others, and the planet.  

Is organic really worth it? Are eggs ok to eat? If so, which ones are best for you, and for the chicken—Cage-Free, Free-Range, Pasture-Raised? What about farmed salmon, soy milk, sugar, gluten, fermented foods, coconut oil, almonds?

The Conscious Closet: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524744304
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Published: Plume - August 20th, 2019

From journalist, fashionista, and clothing resale expert Elizabeth L. Cline, “the Michael Pollan of fashion,”* comes the definitive guide to building an ethical, sustainable wardrobe you'll love.