Katherine Martinko

Senior Writer

Katherine Martinko
Treehugger

Expertise

Food, Parenting, Health, Travel

Education

University of Toronto

Introduction

Katherine Martinko writes about sustainable, low-impact living. Her informative and engaging stories have inspired Treehugger readers since 2013.


 

Experience

An expert in sustainable living, Katherine writes extensively about reducing waste, the importance of cooking from scratch, choosing clean beauty products and ethical fashion, raising free-range children, and travelling in a lower-impact way. A professional writer, she has been an integral part of Treehugger's editorial team since 2013 and her work has taken her all over the world. Prior to Treehugger, Katherine was a staff writer for Discovery Network's Parentables website and maintained a popular personal blog. Her work has appeared in the Huffington Post, The Green Parent magazine, and been cited in several books. 

In addition, Katherine speaks four languages, is a classically-trained violinist, and an award-winning public speaker and community leader who has worked with refugee resettlement in Canada. She lives with her husband and three children near Lake Huron, in southwestern Ontario.

Education

Katherine holds an Honours Bachelor's Degree from the University of Toronto with a double major in English Literature and History. She studied Italian and Portuguese while living in Sardinia and Brazil, respectively, and graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Music's Young Artist Performance Academy. She was homeschooled for five years.

Treehugger and Dotdash

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