Mariah has been devoted to nature ever since she could say “out(side).” Her first environmental hero was her father; as adults, they have conspired together to celebrate national environmental heroes in Protecting the Planet: Environmental Champions from Conservation to Climate Change. Mariah began her in-depth studies of climate change while pursuing a master’s degree in environmental management at Harvard University’s Extension School. She is a co-host of Massachusetts Climate Action's podcast, The Climate Minute, and teaches corporate sustainability at Boston University's Questrom School of Business. When she is not teaching, researching, or writing about climate issues, she is chasing her children or a faster marathon time in the Boston Marathon. 

Credentials: MLA/Sustainability and Environmental Management, School of Extension Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA and BS/Biology, double minor in Spanish as well as Environment and Human Values, Trinity College, CT. 

Winner of 2017 Green Book Festival BEST General Non-Fiction Award


BS / Biological Science, Florida State University and MS / Wildlife Ecology, Virginia Tech. A Professional Wetland Scientist (Emeritus) and Wildlife Biologist, Budd Titlow spent 38 years as a Professional Environmental Scientist specializing in regulatory compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the federal Clean Water Act (CWA), and the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) and preparing Environmental Impact Statements for projects located throughout the Nation.  His career covered 13 years as a federal employee, including eight years with the National Park Service, and 25 years with private environmental/engineering consulting firms. Budd is also an international award-winning nature photographer and a widely published author. He has operated NATUREGRAPHS: Freelance Photography and Writing for more than 40 years. During this time, he has published more than 200 magazine articles and 5,000 photographs. His credits include the 2003 Wildlife Photographer of the Year, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Outdoor Photographer, National Wildlife, Audubon, Outside, Nature’s Best, Travel/Holiday, Time/Life Publications, Sierra Club, Popular Photography, and Petersen’s Photographic. He has authored four natural history books: BIRD BRAINS - Inside the Strange Minds of Our Fine Feathered Friends (Globe-Pequot Press, ISBN 978-0-7627-8755-5), SEASHELLS - Jewels from the Ocean (Voyageur Press, ISBN 978-0-7603-2593-3), ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK-Beyond Trail Ridge (Westcliffe Publishers, ISBN 0-942394-22-4), and PROTECTING THE PLANET (Prometheus Books, November 2016). In addition to writing books, Budd is currently teaching ecology, environmental science, birding, and photography courses at Florida State University and the Tallahassee Science Museum while writing a weekly Birdwatching Column for the Tallahassee Democrat Daily Newspaper. He also is serving as President-Elect of the Apalachee Audubon Society.

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