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About me

Industry Communications or Media
Occupation editor/writer
Location New York, NY, United States
Introduction A journalist specializing in personal and environmental health and helping consumers identify truly, verifiably green products, I'm currently writing a book full of pleasure- and health-boosting, money- and resource-saving,tips for daily life. For 11 years, I was editor-in-chief of THE GREEN GUIDE and co-founder of; I've also been editor-in-chief of Honolulu Weekly, and a senior editor at Plenty and This Old House magazines. Got my start in magazines at Glamour. My writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Sierra, The Nation,Worldwatch, and elsewhere. Married (to the irrepressible Green Man) and a mom, I divide my time between my home base of New York City, birthplace Hawaii, and a small wild island off the coast of Brittany, France.
Interests Children's health, Clean ocean and air, surfing, safe fresh food, preserving forests, global cooling, regional cooking, vibrant local communities like my Chelsea neighborhood, Merce Cunningham technique, Hawaii, France, Mexico, Korean art.
Favorite Books Green Mansions, Slaughterhouse 5, The Comforters, The Mill on the Floss, Our Mutual Friend, Under the Volcano, War and Peace, Remembrance of Things Past

How to tell if a product's green claims are for real?