Michael Tobias Presentation: How to Save Our Earth
A presentation then chat
with Dr. Michael Tobias, film-maker and author
Introduction by Michael Pastore
A free event sponsored by Zorba Press and the Tompkins County Public Library
Date: Tuesday January 20, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Place: Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green Street, Ithaca, New York
Program:: Michael Tobias will show a 25-minute film anthology from over 30 years of his ecological filmmaking, and then — speaking in an intimate, “fireside chat” mode — address what he believes is needed to ensure a robust future for biodiversity and the ethics implicit in life across the planet.
About Michael Tobias
Michael Charles Tobias is the President of the Dancing Star Foundation (www.dancingstarfoundation.org). A global ecologist, philosopher, non-violence activist, author and filmmaker. Honorary Member of the Club of Budapest (http://www.clubofbudapest.org/clubofbudapest/index.php/en/), Tobias’ field-research has taken him to over 100 countries where he works save habitat, species and individuals; helping to shape public policy from Haiti to Bhutan; from Ecuador to the Antarctic, from Mozambique, the United States to India. His more than 100 films, 50 books, hundreds of other published essays and the like have persistently advocated for a hopeful, all-inclusive future. His three most recent books are: Hope on Earth: A Conversation, co-authored by Paul Ehrlich (University of Chicago Press, April, 2014); Why Life Matters: Fifty Ecosystems of the Heart and Mind, co-authored by Tobias’ life partner, Jane Gray Morrison (Springer, November 2014), and The Metaphysics of Protection, co-authored with Jane Gray Morrison (Waterside Press, 2014). Several of Tobias’ works of fiction in recent years have been published by Zorba Press, of Ithaca New York, including the first e-publication of Tobias’ 1836-page epic, The Adventures of Mr. Marigold, in addition to the most recent re-release of Tobias’ early PBS film, “Kazantzakis” along with the script, published by Zorba for the time. With pragmatic idealism, Tobias and Morrison share a passion for saving all life on Earth.
About Michael Pastore
Michael Pastore is a poet, novelist, and publisher who lives in Ithaca, New York. He is the author of 20 books, including “Thoreau Bound: A Utopian Romance in the Isles of Greece”, “Lark’s Magic”, “The Ithaca Manual of Style”, “The Zorba Anthology of Love Stories”, and “The Funconscious Mind.” In 2008 he founded Zorba Press to promote freedom, non-violence, environmental awareness, health, mindfulness, creativity, and kindness.