Sandi Schwartz is an award-winning environmental author and freelance journalist with over 20 years of experience effectively and creatively communicating to various audiences in the areas of sustainability, green living, home and garden, and nature. Her bylines include Chicken Soup for the Soul, Verywell Family, Scary Mommy, mindbodygreen.com, BobVila.com, Motherly, Environmental Defense Fund’s Moms Clean Air Force, Green Child Magazine, One Green Planet, and over 70 regional parenting magazines like NY Parenting, Washington Family, Georgia Family, and Connecticut Parent. She has also written numerous content marketing articles about wellness and environmental topics for private company clients such as an organic clothing brand.
Additionally, Sandi is an author focusing on the intersection of nature and mental health. Her award-winning book, Finding Ecohappiness: Fun Nature Activities to Help Your Kids Feel Happier and Calmer, focuses on the mental health benefits of connecting with nature through topics including awe and gratitude, mindfulness, creative arts, outdoor play, travel and adventure, volunteering, food, and animals. Her work in this area has been featured in The Washington Post, USA Today, National Geographic, Yahoo!, Good Housekeeping, Library Journal, Authority Magazine, and more.
Her prior experience includes freelance writing and research projects with environmental, energy, transportation, and health organizations and publications such as Union for Concerned Scientists, EM Magazine of the Air & Waste Management Association, and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation’s goDCgo program that encourages the use of sustainable transportation. She also held positions with the National Academies; United States Environmental Protection Agency; and Cadmus Group, a consulting firm where she worked on EPA’s ENERGY STAR program and projects addressing indoor air quality and asthma. Sandi is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Association of Ghostwriters, Children & Nature Network, Editorial Freelancers Association, and Nonfiction Authors Association. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies at The George Washington University, a Master of Arts in Government with an Environmental Focus at Johns Hopkins University, and a Specialization Certificate in Foundations of Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.
You can learn more about her work at http://www.sandischwartz.com and https://ecohappinessproject.com.