Robert Costanza, Ph.D.
Robert Costanza is a Chair of Public Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy at Australian National University. Costanza is cofounder and former president of the International Society for Ecological Economics. He has authored or coauthored over 350 scientific papers and reports on his work have appeared in Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, the Economist, The New York Times, Science, Nature, National Geographic, and National Public Radio.
Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author. Starting at age 20, he dedicated his life to sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. His practice has included starting and running ecological businesses, writing and teaching about the impact of commerce on living systems, and consulting with governments and corporations on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy.
David W. Orr, Ph.D.
Dr. Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program at Oberlin College. He is also a James Marsh, Professor at large at the University of Vermont. He pioneered work on environmental literacy in higher education and his recent work in ecological design. He raised funds for and spearheaded the effort to design and build a $7.2 million Environmental Studies Center at Oberlin College, a building described by The New York Times as “the most remarkable” of a new generation of college buildings and by the U.S. Department of Energy as one of thirty “milestone buildings” of the 20th century.
John Todd, Ph.D.
Dr. Todd is an internationally-recognized biologist and a visionary leader in the field of ecological design who was named a “Hero of the Earth” by Time Magazine in 1999 and one of the 20th Century’s top thirty-five inventors by the Lemelson-MIT Program for Invention and Innovation. He holds four patents and is the inventor of Living Machines, or ecological engines, for the treatment of wastes, production of foods, generation of fuels and the restoration of damaged aquatic environments.
Ida Kubiszewski, Ph.D.
Ida Kubiszewski is a senior lecturer at the Crawford School of Public Policy at Australian National University. She is a co-founder and former-managing editor of the Encyclopedia of Earth. She has worked on dozens of internet projects primarily related to science communications including establishing a suite of online courses and creating energy related information systems.
Jack Fairweather is a former Middle East correspondent who spent four years as the Daily Telegraph’s Baghdad and Gulf correspondent. He was an embedded reporter during the Iraq invasion, and won the British equivalent of the Pulitzer prize for his reporting on Iraq’s civil war. Most recently Jack has been the Washington Post Global’s Islamic world correspondent, where he has created Islam’s Advance, a multi-media Post webpage that’s viewed by 80,000 viewers a month. Jack is also a contributor to Harper’s Magazine, Mother Jones and the Atlantic Monthly.
Christina Asquith has 12 years experience as a local beat reporter, national correspondent and foreign correspondent for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times and The Economist. She spent three years in the Middle East covering the Iraq war, and won “Educator of the Year” award by Education News for her coverage of the effects of war on the lives of school system. She also is author of two non-fiction books: The Emergency Teacher: A Year Inside Philadelphia’s Toughest School (Skyhorse Press, 2007) and Sisters in War: A Story of Love, Family and Survival in the New Iraq (Random House, 2009). Prior to joining The Solutions Journal, she was senior editor at Diverse Magazine in Washington DC.
Dylan Walsh graduated from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in 2010. He has contributed as a freelance writer to The New Yorker online, The New York Times, The Guardian, Yale Environment 360, and The Huffington Post, among other publications. Prior to joining Solutions he was an assistant editor at The Journal of Industrial Ecology. He spent five years as an educator in Chicago and currently lives in New Haven, CT.
History Section Editor
Dr. Frank Zelko is a professor at the environmental history professor at the University of Vermont. He teaches courses on global environmental history and North American environmental history. Zelko’s research focuses on the history of environmental movements. He has published work on environmental activism in the US, Canada, Germany and Australia, and his book on the history of the international environmental organization, Greenpeace, will be published shortly. He is also editing a volume on the environmental history of the world’s oceans.
Book Review Editor
Bruce Cooperstein is Professor of Mathematics at University of California, Santa Cruz, where he has taught since 1975. He was a Pew National Scholar for Carnegie Fellows from 1999-2000 and was Provost of College Eight (one of the ten resident Colleges at UCSC) from 1984-1990. In addition to his mathematical specialties in group theory and incidence geometry, he is interested in the interaction of education, politics, economics, and ecology. He has written numerous op-ed pieces on these and other topics as well as articles on economic conversion and the economic foundations of peace.
Social Media Manager
Camille Aylmer has eight years of experience in communications, sustainability consulting, and socially responsible investment research, including three years working in Melbourne, Australia. She studied sociology and French at Wellesley College and is currently pursuing an MBA with a sustainability concentration at Portland State University. An avid rower, Camille was named Female Rower of the Year for Rowing Victoria and received a gold medal at the World Masters Games in Sydney, Australia.
Photography and Graphics Editor
Greg Drzazgowski has extensive photojournalism experience, having spent several years as the photography editor and managing editor for newspapers and magazines in Tallahassee, Florida. His main concentration was sports photography, covering Florida State University athletic programs as well as other large sporting events in the southeast. He's won numerous awards for his work. Greg is currently a TV meteorologist in Little Rock, AR.
Kelley Dodd is a graphic designer and illustrator living in Portland, Oregon. Long after attending the University of Texas, Austin and the Massachusetts College of Art, she recently returned to graduate school to earn a Masters in Writing/Publishing from Portland State University. She contributed the cover design for the book Rethinking Paper and Ink, which was awarded "Best Use of Environmental Materials and Processes" at the 2010 PubWest Design Awards.
Julie Van Pelt
Julie Van Pelt has been an editor since 1995, specializing in environmental policy and sciences, natural history, and economic history. She is a member of the Council of Science Editors and is a regular guest speaker for the University of Washington's Editing Certificate Program. In other incarnations, Julie has been a backcountry ranger, bookseller, community organizer, small-business mentor, car-free vagabond, and long-distance cyclist. She lives on the Olympic Peninsula and loves being outside best of all.
Hana Layson is a freelance editor and writer, specializing in educational and scholarly publishing. She works part-time at the Newberry Library, where she produces historical document collections for classroom use. Hana also teaches U.S. history and literature courses in Northwestern University’s School of Continuing Studies and the Illinois Humanities Council’s Odyssey Project, a liberal arts program for low-income adults. She earned a Ph.D. in English at the University of Chicago.