TreeHugger Welcomes Guest-Writer Ben Jervey

Ben Jervey is a freelance writer, environmental consultant, and ecopreneur who has been working towards a more sustainable life in New York City for years. He recently released a book to help others do the same--The Big Green Apple: Your Guide to Eco-Friendly Living in New York City. Mr. Jervey writes regularly about environmental issues for National Geographic's "The Green Guide," Good Magazine, NRDC's, and Worldchanging, and has also contributed to Men's Journal, The New York Daily News, Men's Vogue, and many other online and print publications. Mr. Jervey is a founder of, an online directory and resource for smarter, sustainable urban living. He works at times for Solar One, a non-profit renewable energy, arts and education center committed to inspiring New Yorkers to become more environmentally-aware urban citizens. Before moving to The Big Apple, he lived in Vermont, working in carpentry and lumber salvage after graduating from Middlebury College, where his interest in urban environmental issues began. He sat on the school's Environmental Council and studied Environmental Studies,Literature, and Geography, eventually presenting a thesis on Green Cities, a concern that brought him to Curitiba, Brazil-the "ecological capital of the world"-where he spent months researching and working with the municipal planning board, gathering urban ecological solutions and ideas from this model green city. A bicycle enthusiast, Ben has ridden across the United States and through much of Europe.