Thomas M. Kostigen is a New York Times bestselling author and journalist. He is most recently the author of two books for National Geographic.
His previous nonfiction books include, The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time (Crown); You Are Here: Exposing the Vital Links Between What We Do and What That Does to The Planet (HarperOne); The Green Blue Book: The Simple Water-Savings Guide to Everything in Your Life (Rodale); and The Big Handout (Rodale). He is also the author of the novels Golden Dawn (Macmillan) and Fatwa (Macmillan).
As a journalist, Kostigen has reported from war zones to the world’s wonders across five continents. The former Climate Survivalist columnist for USA Today, he has also been a global columnist for The Wall Street Journal Digital Network and editor at Bloomberg News. He contributes regularly to major publications worldwide, including National Geographic, Discover, Men’s Health, Best Life, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post, among many others.
He also is a television host and producer and appears regularly as a guest in the media, including the Today Show, Mornings with Al, The Weather Channel, CNN’s Erin Burnett, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Entertainment Tonight, Fox News, Hallmark's Home & Family, the Dennis Miller Show, National Public Radio, CNBC, among many other outlets.
Kostigen speaks widely at major conferences and events around the globe, including The Climate Project in Seville, Spain where he shared the stage with Nobel Prize winners Al Gore and Rajendra Pachauri; The Aspen Institute; The Commonwealth Club; Disney’s Environmentality conference; and other forums large and small.
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New York Times Bestselling Author (professional)
bestselling author of The Green Book and the award-winning You Are Here
Emerson College: Bachelor's degree, Communication and Media Studies 1988
Emerson College: B.S., mass Communication 1988
Graduate Studies: Tufts University - Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
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- National Geographic
Charlie Stroller, Chief Executive Officer | Charter Financial Publishing Network
Kostigen is one of our best speakers
Christopher Davis, President | Money Management Institute
Kostigen relays great insight and is always ahead of the curve.
David Monsma, Executive Director | The Aspen Environment Forum
Kostigen shared many insights and compelling comments.
Alex Verdone, Director | United Nations Young Professionals Board
Kostigen shared powerful stories.
Andrew Aulisi, Sustainability Officer | Credit Suisse
Kostigen engages the audience
Kristin Petrick, Communications & Public Affairs | TD Ameritrade
Tom provided a comfortable atmosphere for roundtable participants to speak up and ask questions, resulting in a lively and engaging discussion.
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