Katy Farber

Founder and Editor of Non-Toxic Kids, Blogger for Moms Clean Air Force

Non Toxic Kids * Graduate Level Instructor * Social Media and Content Consultant * Earthwatch Educational Fellowship Awardee * Author: Why Great Teachers Quit and How We Might Stop the Exodus; Change the World with Service Learning: How to Organize, Lead and Assess Service Learning Projects * Inspirational speaker and workshop facilitator.

Katy Farber is a teacher, author, graduate level instructor, and blogger.  She speaks about current education issues and concerns, the power of mothers and motherhood,  the environment, parenting, new media, and green living.

In the fall of 2009, Katy received an Earthwatch Educator fellowship to participate in a 10 day science research expedition to Louisiana to survey swamps and cypress forests for the effects of climate change and extreme weather. She had the opportunity to communicate with her students via blog posts and internet video, to engage them in real life science research and field based learning.

Katy’s first book, Why Great Teachers Quit and How We Might Stop the Exodus, was released in July by Corwin Press. Her second book, Change the World with Service Learning:  How to Organize, Lead and Assess Service Learning Projects, was released in December, 2010.

Katy is also the author of the popular green parenting blog, Non-Toxic Kids.  She writes about how to keep children safe from chemicals and toxins, how to live a greener lifestyle, and covers current news stories about parenting.  Katy  and Non-Toxic Kids have been featured in The Washington Postthe Richmond Times Dispatch, the Toronto Star, EnviroblogTerrain Magazinethe Huffington Post and on many green and educational blogs and websites.  She has a growing following on both twitter and Facebook and regularly interacts with readers online.

Katy has appeared in numerous radio interviews about her books, and has written many articles for magazines and websites.  Please visit her press page to learn more.

PDF Speaker Summary available on request .

Unplug Your Kids and Ignite Creativity

How Moms Can Change the World (online activism and beyond)

The Chemicals in Me: Body Burden Study

See Mom Testify: How Moms can become Politically Active.

Live your Values:  Real LIfe Environmental Volunteerism

Why Great Teachers Quite and What We Must Do About It

The Power of Service Learning in America’s Public Schools

Why We Must Fight for Clean Air

How to Green Your School

“Katy at the NonToxic Kids blog delivers the most interesting and informative and in most cases life-saving information to my inbox each week. Her research concentrated in this blog help me keep my 11 month-old safe and growing healthy. I would otherwise never know this information. She’s helping raise a healthier America.”- ginasmith

“Katy has been amazing! Her blog is my go to place for information about keeping my kids safe and healthy in this ever changing world. Katy is constantly researching and sharing results with us about chemicals in our day to day life. Thank you Katy for opening my eyes and keeping me informed. In this busy life I need you!” –momsathome

“Katy is amazing at sharing her well studied knowledge. I love her Blog. She is very much dedicated to helping our kids and helping our world.”–kanndels

August 22, 2011:  BAM Radio Network, When Teachers Should Quit

May 7, 2011:  EcoShock Radio, Change the World with Service Learning

April 17, 2011:  Education Talk Radio, Change the World with Service Learning

December 20, 2010:  Life Tips Radio interview

December 14, 2010:  Good Enough Moms, Podcast,

November 13, 2010:  Second Saturday Magazine, WKPN, Bridgeport, New Haven, Connecticut

November 12, 2010:  Interview with Gene Purcell on At Issue with Ben Merens on Wisconsin Public Radio

October 20, 2010:  The Journey Home Radio Show, Santa Fe, New Mexico

October 6, 2010:  Interview with Emily Reddy on WPSU

August 31, 2010:  Interview with Jane Lindholm on Vermont Public Radio’s Vermont Edition

Published Articles: 

Earthwatch Educational Fellowship Awardee

Wellsphere Top 100 Health Bloggers

Babble’s Top 100 Parenting Blogger

GoodGuide Featured Mother

Why Great Teachers Quit nominated for Prose Award


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