Kale Roberts, Assistant Editor
Kale joined the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editorial team in October 2012, happy to enjoy autumn back in the Midwest after years away. A native Missourian, he moved to redwood country in 2005 to attend Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif. Kale earned his renewable energy and green living chops as a program coordinator for the Alliance to Save Energy’s Green Campus Program and as an energy specialist intern with the Redwood Coast Energy Authority, where he researched solar and coastal wave energy and assisted residential and small business owners to increase the efficiency of their spaces.
After earning a degree in environmental science in 2009, Kale had the privilege to serve as a US Peace Corps volunteer in the Kingdom of Thailand. He attributes his few handy skills to these two years harvesting rainwater and plowing jasmine rice fields. His primary projects were mentoring a youth group to start a series of school recycle centers, conduct litter cleanups and tree plantings; and assisting the community forestry group with their conservation goals through grant-writing and consultation. His Skype conversations in Thai with his host family provide entertainment for all within earshot.
If he didn’t already have reason to believe it, Kale is assured dreams do come true after landing his newest role as Assistant Editor at MOTHER EARTH NEWS. He lives in Lawrence, Kan., with his wolfdog, Bryce, where he continues to perfect his Thai pumpkin curry recipe and seek out the California pinot noirs and cabernets he is fond of.
Kale lists The Buddha, Mahatma Gandhi and the spirit of American bison as inspiration for creating a green, clean and equitable world.