Sandi Schwartz

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Name: Sandi Schwartz

Title: Contributing Writer

Sandi Schwartz is an environmental author and freelance journalist with over 20 years of extensive experience communicating science-based information to diverse audiences in the areas of sustainability, home/garden, green living, nature, and wellness. Sandi began writing for BobVila.com in June 2022.    

Expertise and Experience

Sandi Schwartz is an award-winning author of the book Finding Ecohappiness: Fun Nature Activities to Help Your Kids Feel Happier and Calmer and a freelance journalist specializing in environmental and wellness topics. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, National Geographic, Library Journal, Yahoo!, Good Housekeeping, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Verywell, over 70 regional parenting and women’s magazines, and more. Sandi has also spoken about environmental and mental health topics at more than 50 engagements, including the National Alliance on Mental Illness National Convention, Children & Nature Network Inside-Out International Conference, American Camp Association conference, and on numerous podcasts. 

Her prior experience includes freelance writing and research projects with environmental, energy, transportation, and health organizations and publications. She also held communications positions at the National Academies, United States Environmental Protection Agency, and Cadmus—a consulting firm where she worked on the EPA’s ENERGY STAR and Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools programs.

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FEBRUARY 13, 2024 | TUESDAY
How to Get a Landscaping License: Requirements by State

One of the many landscaping job requirements business owners need to address when starting a business includes obtaining the licenses required to operate in their state. It also boosts th...

JANUARY 24, 2024 | WEDNESDAY
Drain Flies vs. Fruit Flies: Which Tiny Winged Pest Is Invading Your Home?

If the song “Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me” is ringing in your ears, you may be dealing with a bothersome fly infestation in your home. There are drain flies (also known as moth, filter, or s...

JANUARY 22, 2024 | MONDAY
You’re Probably Burning Candles Wrong—Here’s How to Do it Safely

Candles are one of the easiest and more affordable ways to add a sense of luxury and tranquility to a space. Decorating with candles helps make a room feel calm and cozy with attractive s...

JANUARY 5, 2024 | FRIDAY
This Is Where to Place Air Purifiers in Your Home for Maximum Benefit

Home can be a sanctuary from the hectic world, but if the air indoors triggers allergies and other health problems, it can become an unfortunate situation. Common indoor air pollutants—su...

DECEMBER 29, 2023 | FRIDAY
Rat vs. Mouse: How to Tell Which Rodent Pest You’re Dealing With

Mickey Mouse and Remy in Ratatouille might be adorable characters on the screen, but there is nothing entertaining about finding rodents in a home. They can be a nuisance and cause signif...

DECEMBER 20, 2023 | WEDNESDAY
Soft White vs. Daylight Bulbs: What’s the Difference?

Lighting is maybe the most significant tool you can use to set the scene in each room of your home. While cool light is helpful in working areas like kitchens and home offices, warm, soft...

DECEMBER 19, 2023 | TUESDAY
Can a Water Heater Explode? Yes—and Learn the 6 Biggest Warning Signs

Q: I recently read a frightening news story about how a water heater exploded in a Pennsylvania home, leading to devastation, including loss of life and extensive damage to the home and n...

OCTOBER 31, 2023 | TUESDAY
9 Insect-Inspired Interior Décor Ideas

Looking for a way to spice up your home décor with a concept that’s both unique and trending? Forget all of the obvious nature themes like flowers and pumpkins—bring in the bugs. Accordin...

OCTOBER 30, 2023 | MONDAY
Sci-Fi in the Garden: How to Transform Your Garden to Reflect the “Hortifuturism” Trend

According to the Garden Media 2024 Garden Trends report, the future of horticulture is bold, forward, and bright on many levels . The current and growing interest in all things science fi...

OCTOBER 20, 2023 | FRIDAY
How Much Does It Cost to Winterize a Sprinkler System?

Highlights The cost to winterize a sprinkler system averages $89, or between $56 and $131. Homeowners anticipating sprinkler system winterization costs will need to consider factors suc...