Kendra Pierre-Louis is the author of Green Washed: Why We Can't Buy Our Way to a Green Planet. 


Kendra's work focuses on the relationship between humans and the environment. For example,  too much time spent indoors harms eye development, and that a stroll through the woods can lower blood pressure, and improve concentration? At the same time, some interactions with nature are unpleasant as anyone who has ever encountered a mosquito knows. Similarly, the blame for species extinction, the loss of healthy fertile land, forest destruction, erosion of fresh water supplies, and, yes, climate change can, all be laid upon humanity‚Äôs doorstep. Kendra's work balances investigating the problems with identifying solutions

Kendra has worked for the United Nations 

Environment Programme's Convention on Biological Diversity, the consulting and strategic planning firm Terrapin Bright Green, the New York Botanical Gardens, and the American Museum of Natural History.

Her writing has appeared in Newsweek and the Earth Island Journal among other publications. Kendra holds a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University, and an M.A. in Sustainable Development with a focus on Policy Analysis and Advocacy from the SIT Graduate Institute. She has spoken publicly to the DC Eco-Woman, the University of Oregon, and has appeared on C-SPAN.  


How do we create social, economic, human systems that allows us to live in balance with our planet while also creating healthier environments for ourselves?
— Kendra Pierre-Louis