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NYC, 04/17/2009 to 04/19/2009: Click here to download full schedule

Jim Motavalli
Website: http://www.jimmotavalli.com/

Jim Motavalli is the Editor of the Norwalk, Connecticut-based E Magazine, the only independent national environmental bi-monthly. The magazine has consistently won national design and editorial awards, including the Utne Independent Press Award for Best Science and Environmental Coverage in 2002.

Motavalli was for 13 years editor of the Fairfield County Weekly (formerly Fairfield County Advocate). He occasionally writes pieces for the New York Times “Automobiles” and “Escapes” sections, and produces a weekly auto column, which appears in The Philadelphia Review and six other papers. He is the “Conservation Works” columnist for AMC Outdoors, and writes “Green Living” for the Environmental Defense newsletter. His writing on population won a 1999 Global Media Award from the Population Institute.

Motavalli's freelance writing has appeared in Connecticut Magazine, The Nation, Green Guide, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Hartford Courant, Salon, Grist, Cars.com, Dragonfly Media, The Guardian, Tomorrow Magazine, Sierra, The Public Relations Strategist, Remember Magazine, The San Jose Mercury-News, Hysteria, Vegetarian Times, New England Monthly, The Stamford Advocate, Boston Phoenix, Inside Media, New Country Music and Blueswire. He is the author of Forward Drive: The Race to Build “Clean” Cars for the Future, and Breaking Gridlock: Moving Toward Transportation That Works, both published by Sierra Club Books/Random House. His third book, Feeling the Heat: Reports from the Frontlines of Climate Change, was published by Routledge in March 2004. Green Living: The E Magazine Handbook for Living Lightly on the Earth (Plume/Penguin), which he edited, was published for Earth Day 2005.

Motavalli hosts a bi-weekly public affairs and music radio show on listener-supported WPKN-FM in Bridgeport, Conn. He teaches journalism at Fairfield University.


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