Esther A. Lombardi is a freelance writer and journalist with more than 20 years of experience writing for an array of publications, online and offline. She also has a master's degree in English Literature, with a background in Web Technology and Journalism. Over the last two decades, Esther has written articles on many topics, with specific expertise in green living, organics and children's books.
Esther is a green-living expert, with many years of experience in writing and editing articles on topics related to global warming, the environment, green-collar jobs, recycling, clean and renewable energy, healthy food, local foodsheds, saving farms, water conservation, environmental justice, and sustainable design. She has attended conference, taken classes, participated in workshops, and read extensively to further her knowledge of green living. She's been inspired and informed by her direct work writing, editing and managing content for Bioneers over a period of five years. During that time, she also worked closely with Nikki Spangenberg and Peter Warshall on the Dreaming New Mexico, a ground-breaking and award-winning project that inspires us all to dream, and then work to create a more sustainable future for our children.
Organic Food & Products
Esther is an organics expert and enthusiast. Her first experiences with organic food and farming were as a child, digging her toes in the fertile garden soil. She has written about organic farming and products for many years, but her passionate support for organics was strengthened even further by her son's diagnosis with stage-4 cancer at the age of 18 months. She is a passionate advocate for local, sustainable and healthy foods, that's both safe and accessible. She also worked with Arty Mangan on the Food and Farming Project. She's been inspired and has learned a great deal from his Seed Project, as well as his many associations with top-notch, inspiring and revolutionary advocates in the field of food and farming. She firmly believes that supporting organic foods and products is the best way to ensure healthy (and nourishing) living.
As a journalist, Esther has reviewed and written about children's books and literature for many years. She holds an MA in English Literature, with extensive coursework in children's literature, mythology, fairy tales, and fables. Her passion for children's literature began in childhood. Most of her earliest memories involve books in some form or another: collecting, reading and sharing books. Her grandmother was a librarian, her father was a teacher, and her mother might as well have been a librarian (she organized the massive number of household books via the Dewey Decimal system). So, she appears to be genetically predisposed to reading. At any rate, education and the love of great books have always been central to her life. Find more of her articles about books.