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Thomas Kostigen - Thomas Kostigen. Los Angeles, CA USA / London, , GB

Thomas Kostigen

Bestselling author | Thomas Kostigen

Los Angeles, CA USA / London, UNITED KINGDOM

Celebrity Collaboration / Climate / Sustainable Food




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Thomas M. Kostigen is a multiple New York Times bestselling author and award-winning writer. He 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; Harvard Business School Alumni Association; The NeoCon design expo; The Commonwealth Club; Disney's Environmentality conference; Mind Valley; Passion Sea (supported by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation); The Climate Resolve annual gala; Cedars Sinai's patrons affair; Credit Suisse and the United Nations Young Leaders conference; Financial Advisor and Private Wealth's annual impact investing conference, and other forums large and small.
His speaking topics include collaboration, sustainable food system trends, and climate technology.
His most recent book, coauthored with Robert Downey, Jr. is Cool Food: Erasing Your Carbon Footprint One Bite at a Time (Blackstone Publishing).Kostigen launched and penned The Climate Survivalist column for USA Today, the Better Planet column for Discover magazine, and is a regular contributor to major publications worldwide, including The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Departures, and more.
His numerous 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); The Big Handout (Rodale); The Extreme Weather Survival Guide (National Geographic); What’s Up with the Weather? (National Geographic/kids); and Hacking Planet Earth: How Geoengineering Can Help Us Reimagine the Future (TarcherPerigee).. 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, and appears regularly as a guest in the media, including The View, Nightline, Good Morning America, the Today Show, Mornings with Al, The Weather Channel, CNN's Erin Burnett, MSNBC's Morning Joe, Entertainment Tonight, Fox News, the Dennis Miller Show, National Public Radio, CNBC, USA Today, USA Weekend, among many other outlets.

Industry Expertise (10)

Business Services

Media - Broadcast

Environmental Services

Management Consulting

Financial Services




Corporate Training

Public Safety

Areas of Expertise (6)

Collaboration and New Ways of Working





Sustainable Food

Accomplishments (1)

Multiple New York Times Bestselling Author (professional)

coauthor with Robert Downey, Jr. of Cool Food: Erasing Your Carbon Footprint One Bite at a Time, and Louis J. Battan Award-winning writer. New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly bestselling author.

Education (2)

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

Testimonials (6)

Oprah Daily, Newsletter | Oprah

Downey teamed up with award-winning writer Thomas Kostigen, who has written numerous popular books about the environment. In Cool Food, the duo dive into what can be done to erase our carbon footprint and what changes we can all implement to make a lasting impact.

Maria Shriver, Sunday Paper | Maria Shriver

A fresh new take on climate literature...there's no shortage of Downey's humor and Kostigen's expertise.

Charlie Stroller, CEO | Charter Financial

Kostigen is one of our best speakers

Andrew Aulisi, Sustainability Officer | Credit Suisse

Kostigen engages the audience.

Alex Verdone, Director | United Nations Young Professionals

Kostigen shared powerful stories.

David Monsma, Executive Director | Aspen Institute Environment Forum

Kostigen shared many insights and compelling comments.

Media Appearances (3)

Good Morning America

ABC News  tv

Robert Downey Jr. and Thomas Kostigen on eating for the planet.

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The View

ABC News  tv

In their new book “Cool Food,” the co-authors offer tips to fight climate change by making greener eating decisions.

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People Magazine

IAC  print

Sustainable food habits.

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Event Appearances (2)

Mind Valley University

Transformational Learning  Tallinn, Estonia

Harvard Business School Alumni Association

Fireside Chat  Cambridge, MA

Sample Talks (1)

Wow Audiences

Keynote, MC, Breakout Sessions, Roundtables. Through bold and fascinating presentation, Kostigen gives audiences a hopeful and enlightening glimpse at what's to come. Whether you are are an organization seeking to adapt to a changing world, an educational institution seeking to study what's to come, a community seeking to become more resilient, or an investor looking to prosper from future trends and technologies, Kostigen delivers a compelling narrative of what's in store.



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  • Corporate Training


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