Matt Alderton

Writer

Chicago

Matt Alderton

Expertise

Climate and Environment, Renewable Energy, Technology, Transportation, Design, Corporate Responsibility

Education

Northwestern University

Introduction

Matt Alderton covers climate and environment for Treehugger.

Experience

Matt Alderton is a freelance journalist who writes regularly about climate and environment, including renewable energy; clean transportation; sustainable agriculture, design and travel; and corporate responsibility. A writer and reporter for nearly two decades, he has written about subjects as varied as salmon restoration, sea-level rise and smart cities. His bylines have appeared in USA Today, The Washington Post, Forbes and others. Originally from Denver, which boasts 300 days of sunshine a year, he now resides in Chicago, which boasts three.

Education

Alderton has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, with a focus in magazine journalism, and a master’s degree in creative writing with a focus on nonfiction, also from Northwestern.


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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