Book Discussion: Out of the Cage by Burt and Marjorie Liebert
Come join us! Together we can build A New World! Sponsored by World Centric and the Humanist Community
Sponsored by World Centric and the Humanist Community:Come join us! Together we can build A New World! A discussion based on the new book, Out of the Cage Discussion Leaders: Burt and Marjorie Liebert, Authors
Bringing people together, living lightly and sustainably on the earth, and at the same time putting a stop to global climate change will be the topic for discussion on Thursday, October 28 at 7:30 PM at World Centric, 2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto. Discussion leaders will be Burt and Marjorie Liebert, authors of a new book, Out of the Cage. “At a time when much of our literature is filled with pronouncements of gloom and doom,” wrote book reviewer Meg Bowman, “Burt and Margie Liebert’s new book, Out of the Cage, is Eleanor Roosevelt’s proverbial candle in the darkness.” The authors claim that we are “caged in” by our culture, which teaches us that there are certain ways of doing things. But our culture is no longer working because we are depleting the vital resources on which we depend. Their book challenges us to get our heads “out of the cage,” and build a cleaner, greener, more livable world.
World Centric products are made with annually renewable resources like corn, sugarcane and wheat straw fiber. Sugar cane and wheat straw fiber are also discarded by-products of the agriculture industry, and it uses this discarded fiber to make sustainable alternatives to plastics and styrofoam.
World Centric is committed to becoming the model of how sustainable enterprises should be run. In 2009, for example, they offset all their carbon emissions and gave 25% of their profits (before taxes) to grass root social and environmental organizations. World Centric hopes to one day give away 100% of their profits. The overall mission, vision and values of World Centric have remained consistent since their founding - to make a difference and create a more just and sustainable world.