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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.

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  1. Larry Miller (Katibu) November 19, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    can i send you writing samples.thank you.

  2. Amy Swift October 26, 2007 at 5:42 pm

    Hi Sarah,

    Your article regarding Perkins + Will’s Antilia project was found by an associate of mine and distributed to our Sustainable Design Initiative Leaders firmwide. We would like, if possible, to inform a response to your article pertaining to this project and to our sustainable practices here at Perkins + Will. If you would be interested please let me know. We have already included a discussion of this topic on our agenda for our annual SDI leadership conference taking place in 2 weeks. Could we provide a response to you after the conference pertaining to this?

    Best Regards,
    Amy Swift, LEED® AP, Assoc. AIA
    330 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
    t: 312.755.0770 f: 312.755.0775 e:

    Perkins + Will. Ideas + buildings that honor the broader goals of society.

  3. myninjaplease » B... November 16, 2006 at 12:27 pm

    […] Worldchanging: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century. So, we here at MNP have only bought one copy, which we’ll have to share for now [hey, we’re broke over here: providing you with all this incredible free entertainment and news got us all fired from our part time jobs]. But all of you should go out and find yourself a copy [I’d suggest amazon…cheapest I’ve found]. Created by a group from, including fellow bloggers extraordinaire Sarah[worldchaning’s managing editor] and Jill from Inhabitat [one of our favorite blogs, other than our own, in case you didn’t notice], and with a foreward by Al Gore, AKA Captain Planet himself, the book is full of helpful info on how to help save the planet while living a normal life. Here’s one of the comments left on amazon, from one happy reader: […]

  4. budhy September 8, 2006 at 7:57 am

    let me introduce my self, my name budhy from indonesia, im working in indonesia architecture magazine as managing editor. i hope this a good moment to create conection and join for media patner.
    in indonesia, issue about green architecture is hot topic. So, as architecture observer, i want to bring these issue to our magazine. if you have idea or fresh issue about green architecture, please contact us.

    Budhy Papeo

  5. Inhabitat » Blog ... July 6, 2006 at 6:30 am

    […] Cameron Sinclair will be doing a book launch this week at the Aspen Ideas Festival, where Inhabitat’s Managing Editor, Sarah Rich, is taking copious notes on the action. An interview with Cameron will follow some time next week, so stay tuned… […]

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