Diane MacEachern has spent the last thirty years working to create the kind of world women want.
Her best-selling book Save Our Planet: 750 Everyday Ways You Can Help Clean Up the Earth offers hundreds of tips to help consumers use energy more efficiently, save water, avoid toxic chemicals, and make smart “environment friendly” shopping decisions.
Said Bob Strohm, editor-in-chief of Wildlife magazine, “This is a super book, full of specific actions for every member of the family. It's the best how-to book I've seen.”
Her personal appearances on programs ranging from CNN Headline News to “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee” to “The NBC Network Television Earth Day Special” have reached millions, as have her articles in Ladies Home Journal, Self, Good Housekeeping, and Family Circle.
As the co-founder and president of an award-winning communications company based in Washington, D.C., Diane's clients included the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, the Earth Council, World Wildlife Fund, Earth Day, the National Wildlife Federation, Earth Share, the League of Women Voters, and the Women's Environment Development Organization.
Diane played an integral role in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Change Action Plan, a nationwide program to educate the public about global warming. In addition, Diane was the technical advisor to Earth Quest, a traveling museum exhibit underwritten in part by the Ford Motor Company to educate children about the environment. She also worked with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance to establish the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument during the Clinton Administration.
As a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, Diane wrote weekly “Tips for Planet Earth,” answering readers' questions on a wide variety of environmental topics. She has produced numerous award-winning publications for members of Congress, the media and the public at large. Her writings have appeared in MoveOn's best-selling 50 Ways to Love Your Country and The Cousteau Almanac on the Environment.
A frequent speaker on women and the environment, Diane serves as the vice-chair of the board of directors for the Alaska Wilderness League. She has been cited for her Distinguished Service as a board member of the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Diane recently launched www.biggreenpurse.com, the only company in the U.S. dedicated specifically to transforming women’s environmental concerns into measurable improvements in our quality of life.
Diane lives with her husband and their two children in the energy-efficient home they helped build in 1985. She received her Master of Science Degree from the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan