Web-savvy journalist and editor Emily Gertz is the founding managing editor of Worldchanging NYC. She has been a contributor to Worldchanging since early 2004, as well as to several sections of the book Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century
, on topics ranging from preserving barnyard biodiversity, to using mobile phones for progressive social activism.
Emily is also the managing editor of The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance's Waterwire.net, an information service devoted to the politics, economics, development, and environment of the waterfront and waterways of the New York-New Jersey metro area. She writes for Grist and Plenty Magazines, and has written for BushGreenwatch, The Bear Deluxe and other independent publications.
Emily recently consulted with Treehugger TV for the video feature "How to Buy a Green Sex Toy," which was based on her article "Naughty by Nature: Ever Thought About the Toxins in Your Sex Toys?" for Grist.
During the late 1990's Emily was Producer for Environmental News at OregonLive.com, the online affiliate of The Oregonian newspaper; in
2000-2001 she was New Media and Technologies Manager at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
In addition to journalism, Emily works with companies and organizations as a strategic communications consultant and content strategist, specializing in networked media including blogs, e-newsletters and web sites.
Emily holds a master's degree in Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon, where she combined history, geography and photography into a unique program that explored the intersections of environment and culture. She has a BA in Political Science from Rutgers University. Emily is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, and was an SEJ Fellow at the organization's 2006 national conference.
Emily can be reached at emily AT worldchanging DOT com.
Select links to Emily's work:
at Muscle Beach? Grassroots biodiesel operations contend with industrial sand-kickers
Write a Smog Blog; You May Be Next
, Plenty Magazine
by Nature: Ever thought about the toxins in your sex toys?
Snow Must Go On: Inuit fight climate change with human-rights claim against U.S.
The Seven Thousand Dollar Science Fiction Movie
Jeremijenko: The WorldChanging Interview