TreeHugger Welcomes David Friedlander!

David Friedlander believes community is the key to many of our human and environmental problems. Having lived in many different communities—from his suburban-Chicago birthplace, to his many years in the foothills of Boulder, Colorado to the streets of his current New York City home—David has observed how our increasing need for space has lead to interpersonal alienation and dire environmental consequences.

Presently, he runs an event company called Sustainable Events, where he combines years of experience in the NYC event and party scene with his desire to create community. David, who graduated from Columbia University majoring in English literature and creative writing, also writes for several print and online journals. He sees writing as a necessary complement for community formation—generating conversations to transform our planet and our lives. When David is not writing or producing events, he likes injuring himself through running faster than necessary and vegetarian cooking.