Ben Jervey

Ben Jervey

Ben is a writer and editor covering climate change, energy, and environment, and is currently the Climate and Energy Media Fellow at Vermont Law School. He was the original Environment Editor at GOOD Magazine and his work has appeared regularly in National Geographic News, Grist, DeSmogBlog, and OnEarth. He recently worked with the non-profit Focus the Nation to publish an Energy 101 primer. When living in New York City, he wrote a book, The Big Green Apple, on how to live a lower impact life in the city. A bicycle enthusiast, Ben has ridden across the United States and through much of Europe.
  • Microfinancing Solar Power The bright future of small loans Every few weeks, the women of Huoi Pung-a small village in the mountains of northern Vietnam-bundle and haul spent car batteries four hours down the mountain to the nearest town. There they line up and wait for a diesel generator, charge the batteries, and turn to start..
    The Planet
  • Train in Vain Europe and Asia have figured it out, so why is the American rail system still so unspeakably awful? GOOD hops aboard a transcontinental train to...
    Communities
  • Looking at Sustainable Design That Doesn’t Suck A Brooklyn restaurant-cum-cultural center with an ethic of sustainability has become a social hub for the creative and diverse local community.
    Issue 007
  • Herbaceous Innovation In mine fields and at home, specially engineered plants are helping to keep us safe.
    Issue 006
  • The Market Is Heating Up Savvy speculators cash in as the world burns.
    The Planet
  • Bags to Riches If you got paid for it, would you remember to recycle? The paradigm-shifting RecycleBank thinks you might.
    The Planet
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