TreeHugger Welcomes Jeff Kart!

Jeff Kart is an environmental writer based in Michigan, the Great Lakes state. He spent 14 years at The Bay City Times, the last several as an environmental reporter. Since 2010, he's been working as a freelance writer and online communications consultant.

He's into renewable energy, green technology and anything interesting, especially if he can report it first. He loves social networking and Twittering and Facebooking and Linkedin-ing (although that may not be a word).

Jeff has a B.A. in Journalism from Michigan State University, whose chant just happens to be "Go Green." He's working on an M.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Illinois.

He has many environmental fellowships under his belt, and cares a lot about connecting people with science and research and bringing awareness and a little bit of humor to green subjects. He is getting a little sick of the word "green," by the way, and likes to use "planet positive" once in a while instead.

Jeff is married to a marketing genius named Suzanne, has two daughters, a dog and cat. He loves camping as often as possible.

He was named "Michigan Journalist of the Year" for 2009 by the Public Relations Society of America's White Pine chapter, despite giving PR people a hard time once in a while.