Miriam Horn has worked at the Environmental Defense Fund since 2004. She is the author of three books:Rebels in White Gloves, Coming of Age with Hillary’s Class, Wellesley ’69 (Times Books, 1999), the New York Times bestselling Earth: the Sequel: The Race to Reinvent Energy and Stop Global Warming, co-authored with EDF president Fred Krupp (Norton 2008), and Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman, Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland (Norton 2016), named a best book of the year by Kirkus, Modern Farmer, Civil Eats and GreenBiz; the American Farm Bureau called it “the most important book you’ll read about agriculture this year, maybe ever.” Horn was also a producer of a film based on the book which had its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and will air globally on Discovery in August 2017.
Before joining EDF, Ms. Horn spent 15 years writing for U.S. News and World Report, The New York Times, Smithsonian and other publications. Her first job was with the U.S. Forest Service in Colorado, doing timber management, trail construction, mine reclamation and education. Ms. Horn holds a BA from Harvard University and completed two years of post-baccalaureate study in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University. She was a Japan Society Media Fellow and in 2012 the clean energy team she led at EDF won the Zayed Future Energy Prize.