Opportunity Green Business Conference 2011 Speakers


Tom Kostigen

Tom Kostigen

Journalist


Thomas M. Kostigen has reported from Wall Street to war zones to the world’s natural wonders. He is the co-author of The New York Times bestseller, The Green Book, and author of the award-winning You Are Here: Exposing The Vital Link Between What We Do and What That Does to The Planet, for which he traveled to the world’s most tenuous places connecting the dots of man’s effect on the planet. In his follow up guide, The Green Blue Book, Kostigen explicated the need for water preservation and conservation, and detailed the radical concept of “virtual water.” In his latest book The Big Handout (just out in bookstores), he writes about the harmful effect of government subsidies—domestically and around the world. Kostigen writes the Impact Investor column for Dow Jones MarketWatch and The Wall Street Journal Digital Network. He is a former Bloomberg News editor and penned the Better Planet column and blog for Discover magazine. His journalism has appeared in numerous publications, including The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Best Life, Men’s Health, and others. He regularly appears in the media as a guest expert on environmental and sustainability issues. The Today Show, Fox News, CNN, CNBC’s Squawk Box, Morning Joe, National Public Radio, the Dennis Miller Show, Bloomberg Night Talk, Planet Green, Hollywood Green, Entertainment Tonight, The Daily Green, USA Today, USA Weekend, People, Vanity Fair, are just a few of the many media outlets that have quoted or featured him. Kostigen is also a frequent public speaker. He has spoken at The Climate Project in Seville, Spain along with Nobel-Prize winners Al Gore and Rajendra Pachauri; The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco; Disney’s Environmentality; The Aspen Institute’s Environmental Forum; the National Football League, and at many other conferences, events, and forums.


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