About the Author

Katy Farber founded Non-Toxic Kids in 2007. She is an author, blogger, community builder, activist, teacher, and big fan of spontaneous kitchen dance parties with her small children. She lives in the mountains of Vermont with her husband and two young daughters. Read on for more information about her work.


Featured on these media outlets


community building

  • Non-Toxic Kids Facebook page has over 7,000 active members
  • @non_toxic_kids on Twitter has over 6,000 followers and growing daily
  • Non-Toxic Kids has over 45,000 page views each month and growing
  • Katy enages daily with readers, activists, parents, and bloggers about children’s health issues and is part of the Green Moms Carnival, and several other environmental online groups and coalition


speaking and interviews

guest blogging

graduate level and elementary school teaching

Katy and Non-Toxic Kids have been featured in The Washington Post, the Richmond Times Dispatch, The Associated Press, USA Today, the Toronto Star, Enviroblog, Terrain Magazine, the Huffington Post and on many green and educational blogs and websites.


  • Earthwatch Educational Fellowship Awardee
  • Wellsphere Top 100 Health Bloggers
  • Babble’s Top 100 Parenting Blogger
  • GoodGuide Featured Mother
  • Why Great Teachers Quit nominated for Prose Award
  • Invited Guest Blogger at Dr. Greene’s blog
  • Top 25 Eco-Friendly Moms

Katy is available for interviews and pubic speaking engagements to talk about teacher sustainability, green living, environmental issues, blogging, and the need for chemical reform. She is available for writing projects and social media support for environmental, health, and feminist non-profits and green small businesses.
For more information about her books, or to schedule an interview or presentation, please contact Katy at farbud (at) comcast (dot) net.