Print and Web

Jennifer is the author of Unlatched: The Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of a Controversy, which was published by HarperCollins in 2016. The book was the winner of a 2016 Nautilus Book Award. She is a former columnist for The Huffington Post, where she wrote the popular long-running Innovation Earth and Eco Etiquette columns for the Green section. She was also the founding editor of environmental political blog The Red, White and Green. 

Her work has appeared in numerous publications both in print and online, including The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, American Baby Magazine, Natural Health, MindBodyGreen and the former Wend, among others. 

Below, a selection of writings. 


The Huffington Post: "Speak Out Against False Formula Advertising: An Open Letter to the FDA"

The Huffington Post: "There Are No Tests: The Stunning Lack of Medical Support for Breastfeeding Women"

Los Angeles Times: "Breast Milk Is Best and Free, So Why Is It a Luxury for American Moms?"

MindBodyGreen: "10 Things I Wish I Had Known About Breastfeeding Before I Became a Mom"

The Huffington Post: "Is It Time to Stop Talking About the Benefits of Breastfeeding?"

The Huffington Post: "'The World's Oldest Profession' May Not Be What You Think" 

The Huffington Post: "How I Became an Extended-Breastfeeding, Tandem-Nursing Mother of Two"

The Washington Post: "Flowers May Be Nice for Mom, But They're Terrible for Mother Earth"

USA Today: "Short on Space? Grow Up!"

American Baby Magazine: "Showered With Love" 

The Huffington Post: Hollywood Environmentalist Video Sting - Who Needs Solutions When You've Got Distraction? 

The Huffington Post Innovation Earth column

The World As It Could Be

Is Zeoform The Plastic Of The Future?

Innovation, Interrupted

Green Bus To The Rescue

Reinventing The Wheel... Er, Tire

Make ‘Home Ecologics’ the New Home Ec

This Could Be ‘The Future Of Urban Transportation’

This Is Like Biofeedback for Food Wasters

A Stylish Way to Save 21 Billion Pounds of Textile Waste a Year

A Rooftop Farm, Coming Soon to Your Supermarket

House Made of Textiles Will Use the Energy of a Hair Dryer

This Technology Could Make Red Lights Obsolete And Boost MPG By 30 Percent

Ed Begley Jr.’s 10,000-Gallon Solution for Drought

Will Real Meat Become Obsolete? 

Bringing NASA Technology Back to Earth

Can the Massachusetts Food Waste Ban End Hunger? 

A Very Low-Tech Way to Stop Water Wasters

The Next Green Tech Town

The Huffington Post Eco Etiquette Column

Environmentalist Etiquette: 4 Tips for How Not to be a Buzzkill at Your Next Cocktail Party

Roommate Recycling Woes; Guests vs. Mosquitoes

The Obsessively Organic Parent, Best Green Cleaners

Do We Have to Serve Meat at Our Wedding?

Is a New Prius Worse for the Environment Than an Old SUV?

Is My Toilet Paper Toxic?

Help, My Neighbor Is A Water-Wasting Hoser!

Where Has All The Biodiesel Gone?

How To Ditch Disposable Food Storage

Should I Cancel My Gym Membership?

Can I Recycle Wine Corks?

Help! Compact Fluorescent Lights Are Ugly!

Can You Be An Environmentalist Without Being Vegetarian?

Is Recycling Bad For The Environment?

Stop Wasting Food! How To Plan A Special Diet Dinner Party

How To Eat Local This Winter

How To Stop People From Buying You Useless ‘Green’ Tchotchkes

6 Tips For (More) Eco-Friendly Flying

Help! My Dad Doesn’t Believe In Global Warming

Are Online Wedding Invitations Tacky?

5 Wacky Ways To Go Green In The New Year

How Can I Avoid Genetically Modified Foods?

How To Stop The Green Bickering

How Do I Avoid The Sneakiest Sources Of BPA?

How Do I Avoid The Sneakiest Sources Of BPA? (Part 2)

How Can I Fight Prescription Pill Pollution?

Is Wasting Food A Sin?

Do You Have Obsessive-Compulsive Sustainability Disorder (OCSD)?

Reusable Toilet Paper - Too Gross For Comfort?

How Bad For The Environment Is Diet Coke?

How Can I Convince My Husband to Use Cloth Diapers?

5 Green Ways To Fight That Cold

Is The Gulf Oil Disaster Obama’s Katrina?

Do You Have Green Fatigue?

5 Farmed Fish That Get The Green Light

Is My Moisturizer Safe? 5 Petrochemicals to Avoid Now

Should We Stop Having Children?

Are Women Greener Than Men?

Help Tame My Trash!

Will The BP Oil Spill Worsen Global Warming?

Why I’m Giving Up My BlackBerry For Earth Day

How Green Are Solar Panels?

How Can I Reduce My Oil Footprint?

How Can I Recycle Flip-Flops?

Is The Carbon Footprint Passe? 5 Global Warming Offenders to Know Now

Is Gulf Seafood Safe To Eat?

16 Great Gifts for the Green Host or Hostess

Should I Turn Off The TiVo?

Help! Am I Doomed By Dioxins?

10 Surprising Tips For A Green Pregnancy

Is Organic Milk A Hoax?

10 Tips For A Green Halloween

Can You Be A Weekday Vegetarian?

Can I Email My Holiday Cards?

10 Wow-‘Em Green Gifts Under $25

Can Fur Be Green?

Should I Delete My Facebook Account?

Should I Freak Out About Formaldehyde In Baby Furniture?

Is There A Green Choice For Birth Control?

Can You Eat Organic on Food Stamps?

Organic On Food Stamps To The Test

What’s the Best Eco-Friendly Makeup?

A Year Without BlackBerry

Alexandra Cousteau, Expecting, Shares Tips For Green (Blue)-Minded Moms and Moms-To-Be

How To Deal With Green Guilt

Your Eco Etiquette Cheat Sheet

Is Genetically Modified Food Linked To Kids’ Food Allergies?

5 Tips For A Sustainable Move

Used Mattresses - Icky Or Eco?

How To Avoid Dangerous Wildlife Encounters

How Can I Make An Eco-Friendly Earthquake Kit?

Help! I Feel Like Giving Up On Green

My Friend Feeds Her Toddler Junk Food

What’s The Greenest Thanksgiving Turkey?

How To Have A Zero Waste Holiday Season

More Tips For A Zero Waste Holiday Season

5 Eco-Friendly Ways To Lose Weight

Is ‘Made In America’ Better For The Environment?

What’s The Environmental Cost Of Cut Flowers?

How To Be A Gracious Green Guest (And Proselytizer At The Same Time)

Being Black In The Green World

What Would Health Care Repeal Mean For The Environment?

Forget Earth Day?

9 Time-Saving Tips For Busy Green Moms

What’s The Latest On Eco-Friendly Air Travel?

Dealing With Not-So-Green Summer House Guests

Can Our Cities Save Us?

How Do I Store Produce Without Plastic?

Eco Etiquette: 4 Things I’ve Learned