HOST: Greetings, dedicated viewers, to this week’s episode of Planet
Earth: Our Loving Home featuring Canadian eco-sociologist, author, and
fair trade pioneer Laure Waridel, who works to raise awareness about
consumer power and how our purchases can affect the food industry, our
health and our planet.
She has long been committed to promoting
responsible consumption in her home province of Quebec and beyond
through public awareness campaigns and has authored or co-written
several books on sustainable living including 『The Other Side of the
Plate,』 (L’enVers de l’assiette),』 『Buying is Voting,』 and (Acheter,
c'est voter)』 『Coffee with Pleasure.』
The HEC Business School,
France and La Presse newspaper recognized the excellence of the former
two titles with the Business Book Audience Award and the Communication
and Society Award.
In honor of her tireless efforts, Maclean’s
Magazine, a prominent Canadian current affairs publication, named her
one of the ２５ Canadian personalities who are changing our world.
２００５, the Honorable Thomas Mulcair, Quebec's former Minister of
Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, awarded Ms. Waridel the
"Circle of the Phoenix" prize, a tribute to the province's most
Past recipients include such
outstanding individuals as Hubert Reeves and Frédéric Back. Laure
Waridel is currently a professor at McGill University’s Desautels
Faculty of Management in Canada and teaches courses on sustainable
She is also a columnist for two magazines: one
produced by the University of Sherbrooke, Canada and the other being
Laure Waridel emphasizes the importance of
making eco-friendly and socially responsible consumer choices to help
surmount the many challenges Earth now faces.
Books by Laure Waridel are available atwww.Renaud-Bray.com