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 Meredith

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