Bill Hewitt

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Bill Hewitt has been an environmental professional and activist for nearly 30 years. He is a writer and editor and also teaches graduate and continuing education classes on energy and the environment, global climate change, and clean tech at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs. He was the Director of Public Affairs for the New York City regional office of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for 11 years. He was the blogger on climate change and sustainability for the Foreign Policy Association for five years and now has his own blog, A Newer World. Hewitt has been involved with two Presidential campaigns (Bruce Babbitt and Bill Bradley) and two NYC Mayoral races (David Dinkins and Mark Green), working primarily on environmental issues. He was an activist leader with the Sierra Club in New York working on urban issues and acid rain. His book, A Newer World – Politics, Money, Technology, and What’s Really Being Done to Solve the Climate Crisis, published by the University Press of New England late in 2012, has been endorsed by Bill McKibben and Elizabeth Kolbert, and has had several very favorable reviews. He has written articles and book reviews, as well as op-ed pieces and letters, on sustainability, energy and environmental issues for DeSmogBlog, the American Planning Association, the Foreign Policy Association, Nature Reports Climate Change, Grist, Crain’s NY Business, the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, the NY Times, Financial Times and Newsday, among others. His book has been excerpted at, Scientific American,, and O’Dwyer’s.