Jim is a freelance journalist, speaker, book author,
radio personality and expert on all things environmental.
Jim blogs weekly for The New York Times,
Mother Nature Network, BNET and The Daily Green,
is a regular contributor to The New York Times’ "Automobiles" section, and has a
weekly syndicated "Wheels" column. He writes “Green Living” for the
Environmental Defense newsletter and has contributed to Men's Journal, AMC
Outdoors, Popular Mechanics, The Nation, The Boston Globe, Philadelphia
Review, Salon, Grist, The Guardian, Tomorrow Magazine, Greenwich Magazine,
Sierra and many other newspapers, magazines, and websites. He is a two-time
winner of the Global Media Award from the Population Institute, and has shared
his environmental expertise in radio interviews across the country.
His books include Naked in the Woods: Joseph Knowles and the Legacy of
Frontier Fakery, Forward Drive: The Race to Build "Clean Cars" for the Future and
Feeling the Heat: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Climate Change.
An engaging speaker, Jim is as comfortable lecturing at environmental
conferences or academic gatherings as he is addressing the general public. His
speeches are provocative and relevant.
Jim spent 14 years as editor of E/The Environmental Magazine, a national bi-
monthly where he now contributes as a senior writer. He has also served as
executive editor for New Mass Media and edited an alternative news weekly. He is
a member of the Society for Environmental Journalists (SEJ) and has taught
journalism at Fairfield University and University of Connecticut. He hosts a bi-
weekly public affairs and music radio show on listener-sponsored