Frances Moore Lappé and Anna Lappé founded the Small Planet Institute in 2001 to further a historic transition: a worldwide shift from the dominant, failing notion of democracy — as something done to us or for us — toward democracy as a rewarding way of life: a culture in which citizens infuse the values of inclusion, fairness and mutual accountability into all dimensions of public life. We call this Living Democracy.
Much of the work of the Small Planet Institute is made possible by the generous contributions of the time and talent of dedicated volunteers and interns. We are extremely grateful to every one of them. In addition we thank supporters of specific projects, including Anna’s Eat Grub Tour in the Spring and Fall of 2006, her Take a Bite out of Climate Change campaign, and her FoodMyths and Real Food Media Project, which is a project of Corporate Accountability International.