Keya Chatterjee interview with Go Green Radio

Blurb: “In our culture, pregnancy, birth, and childrearing are deeply connected to consumption and resource use. From the baby shower to the minivan and the larger apartment or first house, the baby-raising years are the most hyper-consumptive of our lives, and can set a family on an unsustainable track for years to come. The Zero Footprint Baby: How to Save the Planet While Raising a Healthy Baby shows how to raise a child with little to no carbon footprint. This timely book covers every issue new parents face, including pregnancy (what kind of birth has the lowest impact?); what to feed your baby (breastfeed, formula, or both?); childcare (who should take care of the baby, and how?); and of course, diapering. Using http://datingsupportnetwork.com/ a mix of personal anecdotes, summarized research, and clear guidance on how to pursue the most sustainable baby-rearing options, environmental expert and new mom Keya Chatterjee has authored the ultimate resource for all new parents with green inclinations.” Listen to the interview here:...

Climate Change Is Scary, But I’m Not Scared: Keya Chatterjee guest blogs on livinggreenmag.com

Excerpt: “Recently, Nature magazine describe one of many low probability, but devastating risks—the risk that methane could be released in large numbers from the melting Arctic, causing far more warming than anticipated, and far more human suffering than is tolerable[7]. So, why am I not scared?  Why did I decide to have a baby in the face of this knowledge? Because there are hopeful trends.  Technology can be implemented very quickly, and views can change equally quickly.  The impossible can quickly become inevitable.  A recent poll showed that young people think that climate change deniers are “ignorant” “out of touch” and “crazy”[8].  They also don’t care much for cars, and prefer modes of transportation that allow them to text at the same time[9].   They think electric cars and solar panels are cool.   Read more...

Keya Chatterjee featured on eenews.net: “How this climate activist learned to ‘walk the walk'”

Excerpt: “Battling Pepco over charges for electricity at her Washington, D.C., row house in the dead of winter six years ago, Chatterjee eventually just ordered the utility to shut off the power. She and her husband lived in the dark and cold for a few months, an experience that convinced them that even when they turned the lights back on, they could use less power.” For the full article, click here:...

Author Keya Chatterjee featured in CBC News article: “How to raise a baby with a zero carbon footprint”

Excerpt: “Keya Chatterjee, who works as the senior director for renewable energy and footprint outreach at the World Wildlife Fund, knew that. So when she became pregnant with her first child, she dedicated herself to researching choices that would minimize her baby’s carbon footprint — from the location of his birth to choosing between breastfeeding and formula to diapering and child care.” To read the full article, click here:...

Keya Chatterjee Guest Posts on the Family Focus Blog: Minimalist Baby Gear Guide

Excerpt: “The problem is that when you have a baby, people will give you tons of stuff, and books will provide pages and pages of things that you supposedly “need” for your baby. Well, for minimalists, like me, I have come up with the following short list of things I was glad that I had with a baby in the house.  Everything else just gave me a headache and eventually became like one of those strands of hair in the tub– a nuisance at best, and gross at worst. Read more at...