Writer, editor, and manager with expertise in sustainable business, media trends, online communications, political campaigns, ecology, online and offline community-building, and the Internet industry.
I’ve written for newspapers and magazines including The Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Salon, E the Environmental Magazine, and more, and covered education, local government, healthcare and labor. Recently, I’ve been a staff editor at Shareable and blogger at TriplePundit, writing about sustainability in business. I most recently edited the new Biomimicry 2.0 handbook. Story archive here.
Recently I started a new position as Communications Manager at ecoAmerica, which does research, outreach, and communications on climate change in mainstream America and areas not yet reached by the movement. Yes, there are a lot of those.
Previously, I served as Program Manager at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to guiding manufacturers in making safe, healthy products that regenerate the planet.
From 2008 to 2011, I worked for the civil rights movement at the Media and Democracy Coalition and the UCC Office of Communications Inc. In Congress and at the FCC, I advocated for the following causes: reducing media consolidation, protecting freedom of speech through regulation of the Internet as a public thruway, increasing funding for public and community media, and more.
As a political consultant in Pennsylvania I implemented communications and grassroots organizing strategies for local candidates and causes, including Philly for Change, the reform movement, the Save the Libraries Campaign, and more, with specialties in earned-media and online communication. Our organizing and campaign work was featured in The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy, by David Karpf of the Berkman Center.
I volunteer a lot on wonderful causes. Lately I’ve helped the National Federation of Worker Cooperatives with their campaign to build city support for coops as local economic development. I have also been doing some media support for Dan Hunter’s book, a spectacular read: Strategy and Soul: A Campaigner’s Tale of Fighting Billionaires, corrupt officials, and Philly casinos. I also serve on the boards of Independent Arts and Media, an incubator and fiscal sponsor for startup arts and media groups in the SF Bay Area, and Common Frequency, which builds and supports independent, non-commercial radio stations in the Western United States. I’m currently also doing some writing for Not In Our Town, a groundbreaking organization that uses media to stop hate crime through positive community response.
I am a fellow of the Poynter Institute’s Sense-Making Project for Media Innovators, and have spoken on media to the Internet Society, Women in Film and Video, NetSquared Philadelphia, and others.
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