Man, environment and economy - Readings from "Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast" by J.S. Foer


Institutional Communication Service

7 March 2022

Sustainable development has become an indispensable perspective for every sector of society and must find times and ways so that this culture - political, social, economic, scientific, ethical - can become an opportunity for thought and education for all. In this framework, we propose a new series of videos centred on sustainability. The contributions have been recorded during the interdisciplinary conference "Man, environment and economy" promoted by L'ideatorio USI in collaboration with USI Institute of Economics of USI and with the support of AIL.

In this video, the actress Margherita Saltamacchia accompanies through the pages of "We Are the Weather - Saving the planet begins at breakfast" by J.S. Foer. In his work, the author explores one of the key issues of our time using his deeply personal style. Saving the planet involves a great reckoning with ourselves, with our all-too-human reluctance to sacrifice immediate comfort for the sake of the future. According to the author, we have turned our planet into a farm for growing animal products, and the consequences are catastrophic. Only collective action will save our home, and it all starts with what we eat for breakfast.