Sarah Rich is a writer and editor working where sustainability intersects with design, architecture, art, food, urbanism, branding and consumer culture.

Sarah is also the Managing editor of, and co-editor/co-author of the recently released book, Worldchanging: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century (Abrams, 2006).

Sarah received her BA from Stanford University in Cultural and Social Anthropology, after which time she dabbled in careers as a chef, singer, and fashion designer, before turning to journalism and stumbling into the vast terrain of online media. She continues to publish print work occasionally in such magazines as Dwell, I.D., BusinessWeek, Creative Review, ReadyMade, Innovative Home, and others.

In her work, Sarah is deeply focused on “solutions-based journalism” — an approach that guides her ever-widening lens on sustainability towards innovations, inventions and ideas that assume a better future is possible, and that the power to build it is in our hands.

As a biodiesel driver and former member of the board of the San Francisco Biofuels Cooperative, Sarah is a firm believer in effecting large-scale change through citizen action. She has seen it happen time and again. She regards her work and the work of her colleagues as a 21st century version of Margaret Mead’s ideological legacy — multiplied to the power of the Internet, global communications, and high-speed social networking.

Sarah can be contacted at


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Transmaterial, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Garlic and Sapphires, In the Bubble, Gastronomica, Cabinet, Worldchanging: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century.