Sarah Rich
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Sarah Rich is a leading voice in the fields of sustainability and new media. She is recognized for her expertise in green design and architecture, food, technology, consumer culture, and trend forecasting. She is currently a senior editor at Dwell magazine, based in San Francisco.

Prior to joining Dwell, Rich was the managing editor of Worldchanging, the award-winning online publication focused on solutions for a sustainable future. While there, she coauthored and edited the bestselling book Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century. She was also managing editor of Inhabitat, one of the largest web sites on sustainable design and architecture.

Rich received her BA from Stanford University in cultural and social anthropology, and began her professional life in the world of food. She worked as a food justice community advocate, a production assistant for the Food Network, and a chef at the Berkeley Art Museum café. She is a founding editor of, a nationally recognized web site about farm and food policy that emerged from the 2008 Slow Food Nation event.

Rich's work has been published in BusinessWeek, The Globe and Mail newspaper, ReadyMade magazine, Creative Review magazine, and Urban Design Review. She has lectured in Brazil, India, the United Arab Emirates, and throughout North America, and has been a new media and sustainability expert commentator on NPR, BBC World Service, and Current TV. She serves on the board of directors for Project H, a nonprofit organization working to promote humanitarian design.