Our Team


Robert Costanza, Ph.D.


Robert Costanza is a Chair of Public Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy at The 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.



Ida Kubiszewski, Ph.D.


Ida Kubiszewski is a senior lecturer at the Crawford School of Public Policy at The 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.




Associate Editors

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.


Jacqueline McGlade

Jacqueline McGlade was executive director of the European Environment Agency from 2003 until 2013. Prior to this she held academic positions in Europe and North America, focusing her research on spatial data analysis and informatics, climate change, scenario development, and the international politics of the environment and natural resources.


Managing Editor

Colleen Maney

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Colleen is a recent graduate of Northeastern University in Boston. With an academic background in International Affairs and Political Science, Colleen’s research revolves around post-conflict reconciliation and restorative justice. Her experiences span the legal, education, social enterprise and government sectors, giving her a diverse range of skills that she has lent to several projects both at home and abroad. These include multiple trips to Northern Ireland, where she has studied, worked in community relations and taught university students in the field of social conflict.


Senior Editors

Jack Fairweather


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


Christina Asquith joined Solutions in 2009 as one of the founding editors. She has been an investigative reporter, war reporter, and narrative nonfiction author; working both as a staff writer and freelancer for The New York Times, The Economist, The Guardian, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her articles have been read by millions of viewers, and she has reported from Afghanistan, Jordan, Dubai, Oman, Qatar, and South America.

Christina is also author of two books, including the critically acclaimed Sisters in War, (2009 Random House) which followed the lives of four women living in Iraq during the U.S. invasion and the civil war. Christina has appeared as an expert on global women’s rights on ABC News, Fox News, Al Jazeera, NPR’s Morning Edition, PRI’s The World, as well as at The U.S. State Department, Harvard University, Boston University, Northeastern University, and many others. In 2011, she hosted the 2011 Women’s Voices Now Film Festival in Los Angeles. She has also been a communications consultant on global maternal health for the Harvard School of Public Health. Christina holds a BA from Boston University and an MA from the London School of Economics.



Naomi Stewart


Naomi is currently completing her M.Sc. in Science Communication at Imperial College. Formerly a Project Associate at the United Nations University – Institute for Water, Environment and Health, in the Water & Ecosystems program working in economics and land degradation, she also worked in hydrometric monitoring and water chemistry research for the Government of Canada. Naomi was Managing Editor for the Water Quality Journal of Canada, and is a long-time freelance editor, writer, blogger, and communicator with a research background in water, land, environment, and policies. Naomi holds a H.B.Sc. from the University of Toronto.


History Section Editor

Frank Zelko


Frank Zelko is a professor of environmental history at the University of Vermont. His research focuses on the history of environmental movements. He has published work on environmental activism in the US, Canada, Germany and Australia, and is the author of Make it a Green Peace: The Rise of Countercultural Environmentalism (Oxford University Press, 2013).




Book Review and Envisioning Editor

Bruce Cooperstein


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.


Photography and Graphics Senior Editor

Marc Fader


Marc Fader is a photojournalist whose work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and online. His photography reflects his sense of wonder about the Earth and all of its inhabitants. Marc was a staff photographer at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and City Limits, and his work has recently appeared in Sports Illustrated, The New York Daily News, and Bloomberg.com. Marc has degrees in journalism and law from Boston University.



Business Manager

Ian Chambers


Ian Chambers is Managing Director of The OnePlanet Partnership, a boutique consultancy specialising in global sustainability. He is currently completing a PhD at the Australian National University, and has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, and BSW (UNSW). In 2012 he published ‘Plan for the Planet: A business plan for a sustainable world’ (Gower), with John Humble, based on his work with global corporations and government, combining insights into global business management with his parallel work on global sustainability. His corporate career has spanned a range of executive roles working with global companies and organisations based in Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pac Region.


Graphic Designer

Kelley Dodd


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.



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