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The Lexicon of Carbon Farming

  • Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery, Exploratorium Pier 15 San Francisco, CA, 94111 United States (map)

The Lexicon of Carbon Farming
part of the Conversations About Landscape series
Wednesday, April 8, 6:00-8:00PM
Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery, Exploratorium, Pier 15, San Francisco
Free, please RSVP to reserve@exploratorium.edu
http://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/conversations-about-landscape-the-lexicon-of-carbon-farming

Can the food we eat contribute to climate change, or combat it? How can changing the way we manage farmland help to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere?

Join a conversation about the language of sustainability and some low-cost climate change solutions, with Douglas Gayeton, co-founder of the Lexicon of Sustainability, Torri Estrada, director of policy at the Carbon Cycle Institute (CCI), and Jeff Creque, also a director at CCI.

Multimedia artist Douglas Gayeton is the author of Local: The New Face of Food and Farming in America, and Slow: Life in a Tuscan Town. His latest project, the Lexicon of Sustainability is “a how-to guide for building a better world one word at a time,” by connecting people with the basic terms and principles that define sustainability.

For more than 20 years, Torri Estrada has worked to advance solutions to systemic social justice, climate, and environmental issues, including through his private consulting company, Environmental Justice Solutions.

Jeff Creque is co-founder of the Marin Carbon Project and a director at the Carbon Cycle Institute, where he provides senior leadership on carbon farming and land management.

The Conversations About Landscape series is funded by the Coastal Conservancy and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

The series is staged in the Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery, which explores environmental change in the Bay Area and beyond. An informal reception before each talk offers time to explore exhibits and engage with the speakers, Observatory staff, and other guests.