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There’s no need to wait for the next election to powerfully impact the future of our world! Bob will outline the enormous impact of our food choices on our world’s life support system, food supply, resources, climate change, and the other creatures (human and nonhuman) with whom we share this planet. You’ll learn how simple it is to be part of a growing, positive movement that is making a huge difference in our world–and leave feeling more empowered, alive and connected!
Bob DiBenedetto is a Founder, President & Executive Director of HealthyPlanet and a 28 year veteran of nonprofit health/environmental education. He is the long-time host of “The Healthy Planet” drive-time radio program on 90.1 WUSB, FM., and was founder of the LI Healthy School Lunch Program.
Bob is a researcher, writer and speaker on the powerful effects that our food and lifestyle choices have on our health, the environment, world hunger and all life on Earth. He is also a strong advocate of a rapid transition toward a clean energy society. Bob has lectured to thousands of people of all ages, including students (from kindergarten through graduate nutrition students at Columbia Teacher’s College); parents; administrators; food service directors; public officials; and to a wide variety of health, environmental, corporate and community groups. He has appeared on many local and national TV/radio shows, and has been quoted in publications from Newsday to The NY Times.
Bob sits on the Suffolk County Cancer Prevention & Health Promotion Coalition, where he co-chairs the Prevention and Education Committee. He has worked with a wide variety of community coalitions focused on issues ranging from climate change to clean energy to safe alternatives to pesticides and more.
Bob graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Economics and Theology, has been researching personal growth and development for over 25 years, and is a 40 year vegetarian/vegan. He has an extensive background in the study, practice and teaching of meditation and various martial arts to students of all ages. He attained a Fourth Degree Black Belt in Okinawan Karate.
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