Gar Smith is editor emeritus of Earth Island Journal, former editor of Common Ground magazine and former editor of the Pesticide Action Network magazine. He is a multiple Project Censored award-winning investigative journalist. Prior to joining Earth Island Institute, he worked with Dave Brower at Friends of the Earth, serving as a reporter, columnist, and art director. At FOE, he researched and wrote the award-winning documentary, Cry of the Condor
. During his 16 years as EIJ’s first editor, the Journal won more than a half-dozen Utne Reader Alternative Press Awards for Best Environmental Reporting as well as the Media Alliance Meritorious Achievement (MAMA) award. During his stint at the Journal, he pioneered the introduction of “tree-free paper” and created a Green Pages Fund that enabled grassroots organizations to plant thousands of trees around the world, in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin and North America. For six years, he produced “The Edge,” a weekly investigative eco-zine based at Earth Island. He has sailed on the Rainbow Warrior, covered revolutions in Grenada and Nicaragua and has engaged in environmental campaigns on three continents. In 2003, he cofounded Environmentalists Against War and organized the “Oil Free Convoy” that headed the “environmental wing” of the massive San Francisco peace march. He is the author of Nuclear Roulette: The Truth about the Most Dangerous Energy Source on Earth
and is currently living a low-impact, solar-assisted lifestyle in Berkeley, California.
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