Chris Baskind



Environment, Low-Impact Living


The late Chris Baskind was an ardent cyclist and car-free advocate who was dedicated to environmental issues and educating others about how to live more simply.


In 2007, Baskind founded Lighter Footstep, an early online voice for healthy, low-impact living. He said when he launched the site his goals were clear: “A healthier family. A cleaner planet. Making the most of your weekly budget.” Lighter Footstep became part of MNN (now part of Treehugger) in 2010. Baskind’s writing focused on helping people make informed choices for a greener lifestyle.

Treehugger and Dotdash

Our mission at Treehugger is to provide advice, clarity, and inspiration for both the eco-savvy and the green living novice. We hope our content gives you the confidence to purchase a better dishwasher, build a green beauty routine, or simply learn more about the world around you.

Treehugger is part of the Dotdash family.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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