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2014 Taking Operation Bon Appetit on the Road

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  1. Sisters of the Land

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    Future farmers and policymakers learn spiritual land stewardship at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice in Indiana.  White Violet Eco Justice Center has been a ministry of the Sisters of Providence since 1996 and is located on 1200 acres of land in Terre Haute, IN.  The Center recognizes & fosters the interdependence...
  2. Food for Thought

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    What does the Rocky Horror Picture Show have to do with feeding college students while helping local farmers?  Mark LoParco is director of UM Dining at the University of Montana, and is the executive director of the UM Foodservice Management and Purchasing Consortium.  An active member of the National Association...
  3. Let the $un Shine

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    What do a synagogue, a dance center, and 500 strangers in 13 countries have in common? The answer might surprise you. Andreas Karelas is the 2013 Audubon Toyota Together Green Conservation Leadership Fellow.  He has ten years of experience in environmental & renewable energy experience and is now the Founder and...
  4. An Amazing Detective Story

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    How a group of determined citizens and scientists found the truth and prevented more deaths  Dan Fagin received the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction for his book, Toms River: A Story of Science & Salvation. He is the Director of the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program at New York University,...

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Toast to Julia Child, Our Hero

Toast to Julia Child, Our Hero To Special Ops Culinary Agent Julia Child--whose joie de vivre, love of good food and wine, and path breaking work to bring people together for a fun time--inspires us all.

Julia was a CIA agent early in her career and a true hero for the groundbreaking work she did in that role. There are only a few of us that know the real story. Julia was not an agent for the Central Intelligence Agency; she was actually a Culinary Agent for the Cultural Innovation Agency (CIA) and was highly regarded for her subversive work for their top secret Operation Bon Appetit. Her program sign-off of “Bon Appetit” was an encouraging signal to all of us that her work for world change was going well.

That’s the story according to Mission Control, the Cultural Innovations Agency (CIA), and we are sticking to it.

The Earth Charter

The Earth Charter serves as the ethical framework for the Cultural Innovations Agency.

Its sixteen principles for universal human rights, economic justice, respect for nature and a culture of peace are woven into the themes for the Operation Bon Appetit Dinner Parties.

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About Us

Operation Bon Appetit is an initiative of the Cultural Innovations Agency, Inc. (CIA), a 501c3 nonprofit corporation, with the mission to engage ordinary people in sustainability and social change that emphasizes conviviality, arts, conversations and actions. The ethical framework for the CIA recognizes the interconnection of economic justice, human rights, respect for nature and a culture of peace.

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Sisters of the Land

Sisters of the Land

October 31st, 2014

Future farmers and policymakers learn spiritual land stewardship at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice in Indiana.  White Violet Eco Justice Center has been a ministry of the Sisters of Providence[...]

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