Do you dream of a more compassionate, humane and sustainable world? The Palo Alto Humane Society, Sweet Farm and ZOOM Marketing have teamed up to launch a new virtual speaker series featuring entrepreneurs, scientists and thought leaders whose work is doing just that.
The series, “Humane Planet: Thought Leaders for a Sustainable World,” hosts its first event Saturday, Nov. 13 with a conversation between Impossible Foods CEO Pat Brown and Sweet Farm co-founder Nate Salpeter. Sue Klapholz, vice president of nutrition, health and food safety at Impossible Foods, will moderate the conversation and the speakers will take questions from the audience afterward. The talk, “Scaling Animal Advocacy through Tech and Innovation,” will be held online from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. that day. The speaker series is inspired and sponsored by ZOOM Marketing Corp. and is open to all free of charge.
“Climate change is the biggest moonshot challenge facing our planet,” said Ellie Victor, CEO of ZOOM Marketing. “So far, the
focus has been on fossil fuels, while global meat production produces more greenhouse gas than all forms of transportation combined. ZOOM is championing this speaker series with the hope of inspiring Silicon Valley’s greatest thinkers to lead the way to a kinder, more sustainable planet.”
By linking farm-animal rescue, climate education, veganic agriculture and the technology that is sustainably disrupting food and agriculture production, the Half Moon Bay nonprofit Sweet Farm hopes to help drive changes to our food system at local and global scales.
“Sweet Farm is very excited to be part of this speaker series!” said co-founder Salpeter. “It offers a unique opportunity to reach a wide audience and explore different ways we can make this world a more sustainable and compassionate one. We are looking forward to all the conversations we will be having with trailblazers in this space throughout the series. And what better way to kick us off, than having the founder and CEO of Impossible Foods, Pat Brown, join in the conversation. We can’t wait for the event on the 13th!”
The new speaker series supports Palo Alto Humane Society’s aims to alleviate the suffering of animals, increase public sensitivity to animal-welfare issues, and elevate the status of animals in our society, said Executive Director Carole Hyde.
Future talks in the series, addressed by leaders in the field, will explore such issues as: Animal welfare under the Biden administration, new legal thinking in rights for the natural world, and how the food system affects human health and animal welfare. Future dates and times will be announced next year.