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Young activist raises awareness with "Don't Cook the Planet"

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At just 19, Emily Abrams has released her first cookbook, “Don’t Cook the Planet” (Triumph Publishing; April 1, 2014). With a foreword by Robert Kennedy Jr., the book features a collection of more than 70-delicious recipes from a variety of individuals including well-known chefs, politicians, celebrities and environmental activists. All of whom believe that something needs to be done about the issue of climate change.

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Emily was in the Bay Area on Monday, March 17th hosting a book signing party celebrating the release of “Don’t Cook the Planet” at Chez Panisse along with restaurateur/chef/activist Alice Waters—who contributed to the book. 100% of the author proceeds from the book will be donated to non-profit organizations committed to fighting for a more sustainable planet. To buy Emily's "Don't Cook the Planet" cookbook, click here.

Emily, a senior in high school who is studying environmental sciences, believes that climate change is her generation’s defining issue. “Don’t Cook the Planet” demonstrates that small choices make a difference and fighting climate change can start at the dinner table—through shopping at your local farmer’s markets, incorporating ‘Meatless Mondays’ into your eating habits and more. In the book, Abrams shares some of her tips and insight as to how saving our planet, one meal at a time is actually possible.

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