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Miriam Horn  

Writer/Filmmaker, Environmental Defense Fund; Author, Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

Miriam Horn has worked at Environmental Defense Fund since 2004, with positions including writer and clean technology specialist. She has authored or co-authored three books, including the best-seller Earth: The Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming and Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland. Horn produced a film based on the latter book that premiered at Sundance and airs on Discovery in August 2017. She previously spent two decades writing for The New York Times, The New Republic, U.S. News and World Report, and other publications. Her first job was with the US Forest Service in Colorado, doing timber management, trail construction, and education.

Horn worked for the U.S. Forest Service on timber management, mine reclamation and education before becoming a journalist. She spent 15 years writing for U.S. News and World Report, The New York Times, Smithsonian and other publications before joining EDF.

Ms. Horn holds a BA, magna cum laude, from Harvard University and did two years of post-baccalaureate study in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University. She was a Japan Society Media Fellow and in 2012 her team won the Zayed Future Energy Prize.

Areas of expertise: Collaborative and place-based conservation, large-scale sustainable food production, coastal restoration and community impacts

Horn’s second book on critical issues tackled by EDF will be published in September; a feature documentary based on the book will air worldwide on Discovery in 2017. Called Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman, Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland, it profiles a Montana cowboy, Kansas wheat farmer, Louisiana shrimper, Gulf of Mexico red snapper fisherman and the CEO of a barge company that navigates the inland waterways that connect them all —leaders of an unsung movement to protect the nation’s wildlife, rangelands, soils, wetlands and marine ecosystems. Her previous book on clean energy technologies, co-authored with EDF president Fred Krupp, was a NY Times bestseller and also a Discovery documentary.


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