Michael SanClements, holds a PhD in the Environmental Sciences and is a scientist at the National Ecological Observatory Network and an affiliate faculty member of the University of Colorado Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. As an ecologist, his research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and he has presented at dozens of international conferences on the environmental sciences. Mike's writing and photography have also appeared in The New York Times, Backpacker Magazine, and on Grist.org. His research and fondness for travel have carried him to all seven continents, including two prolonged stints in Antarctica.
In his book, Plastic Purge, Mike takes on one of the most damaging and beneficial substances in modern life--"plastic". Using scientifically rigorous sources and a witty engaging tone, SanClements teaches us how to use less plastic, eat better, keep dangerous toxins out of our bodies, and reduce pollution. SanClements is constantly seeking time to play in the mountains, explore the world and continue actively participating in bettering society through education, research, and conservation. Hoping that maybe if he tries really hard, there will be just a little more left for his daughter, Hadley, and all the other kids.