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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer

Managing Editor / Brooklyn, New York

With a background in food, science, art and design, Melissa has edited and written for national and international publications including The New York Times and National Geographic. She is the co-author of Build Your Running Body (The Experiment, 2014) – which has been published in international editions around the world – and the award-winning True Food: Eight Simple Steps to a Healthier You (National Geographic, 2009). She was a contributing writer for Extreme Weather Survival Guide (National Geographic, 2014) and other books. Melissa also loves to take pictures in New York City, where she lives in a converted ...

Lloyd Alter

Lloyd Alter

Writer / Toronto, Canada

Lloyd Alter is design editor of TreeHugger. He has been an architect, developer, inventor and prefab promoter.
He contributes to MNN.com, The Guardian, Azure and Corporate Knights magazines, and is Adjunct Professor teaching sustainable design at Ryerson University School of Interior Design. Lloyd is a Past President of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario.


In the course of his work developing small residential units and prefabs, Lloyd became convinced that we just use too much of everything- too much space, too much land, too much food, too much fuel, too much money, and that the key to sustainability ...

Katherine Martinko

Katherine Martinko

Senior Writer / Ontario, Canada

Katherine writes for the Living section of TreeHugger. She blogs at Feisty Red Hair and is a former contributor to TLC Parentables. Her work has appeared in the Huffington Post, The Green Parent (UK), and Geez magazine. She graduated from the University of Toronto and now lives on the beautiful Lake Huron coast with her family.

Kimberley Mok

Kimberley Mok

Writer / Montreal, Canada

Kimberley covers green architecture, design, arts and culture for TreeHugger. She is the author of The Modern House Bus: Mobile Tiny House Inspirations published by Countryman Press (W. W. Norton & Company); her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, AlterNet, Planet Green, Parentables and Yahoo! Green.

Kimberley has a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and is also a certified permaculture designer. Her big "a-ha" sustainability moment came some years ago when she lived and worked as an architect in Auroville, a South Indian intentional community striving for environmental, social and economic sustainability. It ...

Sami Grover

Sami Grover

Writer / Durham, North Carolina

Sami Grover is a writer, environmental do-gooder and Brand Development Manager for The Redwoods Group – a certified B Corp and mission-aligned insurance partner to community organizations like the YMCA, JCC, Boys and Girls Clubs, and camps. Previously, as Creative Director at The Change Creation, Sami worked with clients including Larry’s Beans, Burt's Bees, Canaan Fair Trade and Jada Pinkett Smith/Overbrook Entertainment.

He writes on a broad range of topics including sustainable business, the collaborative economy and clean energy. He also has an unhealthy obsession with human waste and what we should do with it. He once vowed ...

Ilana Strauss

Ilana Strauss

Writer / Brooklyn

Ilana is a multimedia storyteller with a weakness for science who has written for The Atlantic, New York Magazine, The Cut, Mother Nature Network, and other publications. She lives in Brooklyn with about a million roommates who all get bossed around by a nearby family of stray cats.

Christine Lepisto

Christine Lepisto

Writer / Berlin, Germany

Christine Lepisto has had the good fortune of developing her childhood love of math and chemistry into a career revolving around corporate environmental responsibility coupled with realistic economic competitiveness, following her belief that change is best made from the inside. After over 20 years of industrial experience -- developing new materials recovery processes, implementing waste reduction projects, satisfying community concerns when seeking permits, and managing chemical stewardship globally -- she founded Chemical Safety Consulting in 2008 to continue to support clients committed to sustainability. She has been writing for TreeHugger since 2005.

Christine and her husband of over twenty-five ...

Megan Treacy

Megan Treacy

Writer / Austin, TX

Megan writes for the Technology section of Treehugger. She has been covering clean technology topics since 2008, previously acting as Managing Editor of EcoGeek.org, and she also writes about positive parenting ideas at LightBulbParenting.com. She received her degree in print journalism from the University of South Carolina. She loves being amazed everyday by how technology and human innovation can protect our earth.

Derek Markham

Derek Markham

Writer / New Mexico

Derek is a digital dad with an analog streak, as comfortable with a smartphone as he is with pencil and paper. He's got a soft spot for babies, bicycles and bouldering, and is the Head Shoveler at his mini-farm startup in New Mexico. You can also find him letting it all hang out on Twitter and NaturalPapa.

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