When: Monday, April 28, 2008 – 2:00 PM
Where: Evelyn Smith Music Theatre, Arizona State University, Tempe Campus
Five Principles for Making Conscientious Food Choices
Transparency: We have the right to know how our food is produced.
Fairness: Producing food should not impose costs on others.
Humanity: Inﬂicting unnecessary suffering on animals is wrong.
Social Responsibility: Workers are entitled to decent wages and working conditions.
Needs: Preserving life and health justiﬁes more than other desires.
IRA W. DECAMP PROFESSOR OF BIOETHICS, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
LAUREATE PROFESSOR, AT THE CENTRE FOR APPLIED PHILOSOPHY AND PUBLIC ETHICS UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
About the Dr. Singer:
Peter Albert David Singer was born in Melbourne, Australia on July 6, 1946. He received his B.A. (Hons) from the University of Melbourne, 1967; M.A. also from the University of Melbourne, 1969 and B. Phil., University of Oxford, 1971. Singer specializes in practical ethics, approaching ethical issues mostly from a preference utilitarian perspective. Dr. Singer supports and is actively involved in several humanitarian organizations worldwide, including Oxfam, an organization that works directly with local grass roots organizations in developing countries, and supervises the way its money is used to prevent corruption and waste. He is also the President of Animals Rights International and Chair in the Board of Directors of The Great Ape Project. has published over twenty books, including: Practical Ethics (1979), Animal Liberation (1975), One World: Ethics and Globalization (2002), The President of Good and Evil: The Ethics of George W. Bush (2004), How Ethical is Australia? An Examination of Australia’s Record as a Global Citizen (2004) and The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter (2006).
Singer has been called “the world’s most inﬂuential living philosopher,” by The New Yorker and Time Magazine listed him in “The Time 100,” their annual listing of the world’s 100 most inﬂuential people. Five Principles for Making Conscientious Food Choices Transparency: We have the right to know how our food is produced. Fairness: Producing food should not impose costs on others. Humanity: Inﬂicting unnecessary suffering on animals is wrong. Social Responsibility: Workers are entitled to decent wages and working conditions. Needs: Preserving life and health justiﬁes more than other desires.
Many of Portland's citizens are choosing to use the power of the purse to support the global sustainability movement, and one of the ways it is manifesting is through the green building movement. Visit The Rebuilding Center or Habitat for Humanity and at first glance, they may look like rooms full of building supplies that anyone can buy at the checkout counters in front, but take a closer look and you will find that these are rooms filled with recycled building materials--materials that are perfectly usable for new buildings and ones that are being saved from adding more mass to another landfill. It's amazing how one man's trash can be another man's treasure. Not only is this a more sustainable way to construct or renovate buildings, but it is actually much more affordable. Being a green consumer doesn't mean that you have to pay more. It can actually mean paying less.
Toby Heaps, President of Corporate Knights, Inc. explains the Global 100 list in 100 seconds. For more information on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, please visit: http://www.global100.org