About & Contact


Jennifer Roberts

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Author of Good Green Kitchens, Good Green Homes and Redux: Designs That Reuse, Recycle and Reveal, Jennifer Roberts is a nationally recognized expert in green buildings, green products and green living. As a freelance writer, lecturer, advisor and project manager, her passion is helping people make good green choices.

Jennifer has written about green buildings and green living for publications as varied as Dwell, Professional Builder, Body + Soul, This Old House and The Financial Times of London. She has given dozens of presentations nationally and regionally about green building and has been a guest expert on television and radio programs and websites. Her books and expertise have been featured in leading U.S. newspapers and magazines, including Time, Bon Appétit, Natural Home, The Los Angeles Times, Green Builder, ReadyMade, The Seattle Times, Natural Health, Chicago Tribune, San Jose Mercury News and Detroit Free Press.

In addition to her own writing and reporting, she works as a freelance writer, editor and editorial advisor, helping clients produce a variety of publications for technical, business and consumer audiences on topics including energy efficiency, renewable energy, green design and construction, environmentally friendly landscaping and gardening, waste reduction, green products and sustainable living.

Before embarking on a career as a freelance writer, Jennifer worked as an environmental and energy management specialist for Gap Inc. Prior to that, she helped start up San Francisco’s first environmental general stores.

Educated at Dartmouth College and Stanford University, Jennifer has a certificate in urban permaculture design and has professional accreditation from LEED, the U.S. Green Building Council program that recognizes expertise in green building practices and principles. She also has an Artisan Cheesemaking Certificate in Dairy Arts from the College of Marin. She lives in San Francisco and the Sacramento Valley.