Emily Schwartz Greco was the Institute’s op-ed manager and ran OtherWords. OtherWords is a non-profit editorial service that distributes progressive commentary and cartoons to approximately 1,700 editors at newspapers and new media outlets across the nation. She is also an OtherWords weekly columnist. As a writing coach , she had trained a group of New Economy Maryland fellows to write more effectively for the public.

Prior to coming to IPS in 2003, Emily covered foreign policy and economics in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil, as well as Washington and New York, for the Dow Jones and Bloomberg News services. She earned a M.S. in journalism from Columbia University and a B.A. in Latin American studies and history from the University of Texas at Austin. She has traveled extensively in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the South Pacific and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. She lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and two young children.


Setting a Legal Precedent for Climate Criminals

The woes of Fossil fuel executives like former coal CEO Don Blankenship might make it easier to mobilize in the fight against climate change.

The Great Pumpkin Shortage Is Coming

Spooky weather patterns are disrupting specialty crops.

The Impeccable Timing of ‘This Changes Everything’

The new film’s creators aim to spark conversations about global warming.

U.S. Lawmakers Quick to Spurn Pope After His Plea to Protect Climate

The Boehner-led House passed an anti-environmental bill right after the pope urged Congress to protect nature.

The GOP’s Can’t-do Attitude

Refusing to address climate change could drown Florida.

The Insult Generator

Donald Trump ought to give a Jewish custom a shot.

Hurricane Francis

The People’s Pope will shake up Washington before addressing the UN General Assembly and meeting with prisoners.

Greening America’s Energy Workforce

The solar and wind industries are generating new jobs as fossil fuel companies fire thousands of workers.

Byline Inequality Matters

The editorial service I run has gotten less male but remains too pale.

The Drill Is Gone

GOP hopefuls are paying close attention to energy policy even if they’re mum about it.

A Driving Force

Electric vehicles are on the verge of disrupting energy markets.

Don’t Get Burned by Coal’s Demise

Everyone, including pension fund managers, must dump their holdings in the bedeviled industry.

A Slick Maneuver

The Iran deal could trigger an end to restrictions on U.S. crude oil exports.

Lighting a Legal Fuse

People from Seattle to Fiji are filing lawsuits over global warming.

Losing Their Grip

The Supreme Court’s affirmation of the right to marry and its rainbow-striped afterglow unleashed conservative tantrums.

How Would Francis Invest?

Heed the pope’s call to tread more lightly upon the Earth by making your money fossil-free.

Taking Our Sweet Crude Time

World leaders are resolving to stop cooking the planet after they’re dead.

A Green-Energy Founding Father

Scott Sklar fights for independence from fossil fuels by being whimsical and wonky.

Faking It While the World Burns

Words alone won’t hinder climate change.

A Fossil-Fueled Fantasy

Coal-burning power plants that capture carbon aren’t worth the expense.

Op-Ed Manager

Dodging the Fiscal Swindle

The Galesburg (IL) Planet | December 9, 2012

Dodging the Fiscal Swindle

The (Los Angeles CA) Bell Gardens Sun | December 6, 2012

Just Don’t Say Climate Change

The Reporter (Palos Heights IL) | October 4, 2012

Just Don’t Say Climate Change

The Bemidji (MN) Pioneer | October 3, 2012

Washington’s Democratic Double-Standard

The Register Citizen (Torrington CT) | August 11, 2012

Washington’s Democratic Double-Standard

The Alliance (OH) Review | August 7, 2012

Donald Kaul’s Breather

The Des Moines (IA) Register | July 26, 2012

Donald Kaul’s Breather

The Mason City (IA) Globe Gazette | July 24, 2012

Making Sense of Poverty Numbers

Common Dreams | September 24, 2010

Making Sense of Poverty Numbers

Denver Post | September 24, 2010