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"Climate Change: a Top-Tier Threat in the 2022 National Security Strategy," co-authored with Sherri Goodman, the Center for Climate & Security, November 14, 2022.

"Does Plastic Really Make Us Safer?," Packaging Europe - A Sustainable Future for Packaging (magazine and digital), December 17, 2021.

Climate & Ecological Security Must be at the Center of Our National Defense Strategy,”co-authored with Sherri Goodman and John Conger, The Council on Strategic Risks/The Center for Climate and Security, December 15, 2021.


"Climate Change in the U.S. National Security Strategy: History and Recommendationsco-authored with Sherri Goodman, The Council on Strategic Risks/The Center for Climate and Security, June 29, 2021.

 "Why Plastics Are Also A Climate Issue," March 25, 2020, Greenbiz. 

"No Such Place as "Away" - Plastic Pollution in the Oceans, Why We Should Care and What to do About It,October 2018 paper commissioned by the InterAction Council for its 35th annual plenary. 

"San Francisco Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee Recommendations," 2017 report to Board of Supervisors on local, state & federal energy efficiency and distributed energy resources programs and how best to increase access and funding for low-income communities, residents and businesses, with a focus on the city's building stock.

"The State of Green Business -- Are Green Business Practices Helping the Environment?" Huffington Post, February 8, 2010, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/holly-kaufman/the-state-of-green-busine_b_453842.html.

"The Climate for Business - a U.N. Agreement Could Push Profits,” Forbes.com, December 22, 2009,  http://www.forbes.com/2009/12/22/climate-copenhagen-global-business-opinions-contributors-holly-kaufman.html.

“Bad Weather But Hope for the Climate,” - ClimateBiz.com, December 17, 2009, http://www.climatebiz.com/blog/2009/12/17/bad-weather-hope-climate?page=0,1.

"Cleantech 2009: The Emergence of a Low Carbon Economy - How California Policy Can Accelerate Economic Growth and Job Generation through the Cleantech Sector," Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) and the Cleantech Group LLC, April 2009, http://cleantech.com/whitepapers/upload/Cleantech-E2-US-Policy-Report-April-2009.pdf.

"Why the Recovery Must Be Green," Forbes.com, December 2, 2008,

Publicized for Stonyfield Farm, Inc, "Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save the World," by Gary Hirshberg, 2008.  Book about socially-responsible business and power of individuals to use the marketplace to influence business practices.

"Sustainable Energy for San Francisco's Future," co-authored article on energy and climate change proposals at the request of Mayor Gavin Newsom's re-election campaign, August 2007, http://actlocallysf.org/blog/topic/2007/08/24/sustainable-energy-for-san-franciscos-future/.

"International Year in Review 2003," edited chapter on developments in environmental security for the American Bar Association's publication, a project of Stanford University Law School.

"International Year in Review 2002," wrote chapter on developments in environmental security for the American Bar Association's publication, a project of Stanford University Law School.

“Climate Change: Basic Information on the Issue, Treaties and U.S. Positions,” prepared for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, for distribution to Department, embassy and other government staff, September 2000.

“Resolving the Paradox of Environmental Protection – An Agenda for Congress, EPA and the States,” report to Congress, Senior Research Associate, including case studies on Intel Corporation/ Project XL and the National Environmental Performance Partnership System, National Academy of Public Administration, September 1997.

“The Role of NEPA in Sustainable Development,” chapter author, Environmental Policy and NEPA – Past, Present and Future, edited by Ray Clark and Larry Cantor, St. Lucie Press, 1997.

"The National Environmental Policy Act - Its Role in Sustainable Development," distributed by the President's Council on Environmental Quality, 1995.

"Environmental Quality," President's 1995 twenty-fifth anniversary report to Congress on environmental status, President's Council on Environmental Quality. Developed project and interviewed Jane Goodall, Jacques Cousteau, E.O. Wilson, Gus Speth, William Reilly.

"Paradoxes in Paradise - Costa Rica's Efforts to Save Itself," 1990 and 1995 articles on the successes and failures of Costa Rican conservation strategies, The Forum for Environmental Law, Science, Engineering, and Finance, January and April 1999, respectively.

"Cleaning The Air, Protecting The Climate, Sustaining The Economy - Wisconsin's Strategy," Center for Clean Air Policy, July 1994.

"Reinvesting in South Africa - How Green Will It Be?" San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Business Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Public Radio International's, "Marketplace," June-October 1994.

“U.S. – European Perspectives on the Climate Change Debate,” editor, The Center for Clean Air Policy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Institute for European Environmental Policy, 1993.

"From Red to Green: Cuba Forced to Conserve due to Economic Crisis," BBC's Royal Geographical Society Magazine; Utne Reader Special 10th Anniversary Issue; E Magazine, Agriculture and Human Values (University of Florida), 1993-1994. 

"U.S. Cuban Policy - State Department and Cuban Perspectives," Harvard Journal of World Affairs - The Journal for International Policy, Summer 1993, Vol. 3/1.

"The Health Effects Institute - A Public-Private Model for Bridging Environmental Science and Policy," Harvard/NASA Project on Global Change Information Policy, September 1993.

"Organizational Ecology - Strategies for Expanding Organizational Networks," The Journal of the American Community Gardening Association, Fall/Winter 1985.  Selected for reprint in 2007 anniversary issue.

“City Food – Crop Selection in Third World Cities,” research and writing, Urban Resource Systems, Inc., 1986.

"Urban Agriculture - Meeting Basic Food Needs of the Urban Poor," research, UNICEF, Urban Examples Series, June 1984.

"Biogas in China," Alternative Sources of Energy Magazine, No. 51, September/October 1981.

"The Integral Urban House: Self-Reliant Living in the City," research, writing, editing, photography for book with the Farallones Institute staff, Sierra Club Books, 1979.

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