USGBC Greenbuild 2010 Speakers Kevin and Hannah Salwen

Kevin and Hannah Salwen

Kevin Salwen is a writer and entrepreneur. With his 15-year-old daughter, Hannah, a junior at the Atlanta Girls’ School, he is co-author of The Power of Half. The book is the story of how a eureka moment for Hannah prompted her family to reduce their consumption by half – beginning with their house, which they sold for one half its size. Their family project has been featured on the Today Show. Currently, the Salwens are investing money, time, and talent with The Hunger Project to help build opportunity for villagers in Africa.

During his 18 years at the Wall Street Journal, Kevin wrote two columns, helped cover two presidential administrations, and launched two publications. Before leaving the paper in 2000, Kevin held the title of National Small Business Editor, and appeared as a weekly expert guest on CNBC. He is now the expert on small-business issues for Yahoo!