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Melissa Breyer

Managing Editor / Brooklyn, New York

Melissa Breyer has been a nature-loving, energy-saving, trash-recycling, waste-composting, stuff-shunning, healthy-eating, animal-advocating, espouser of sustainably since her first Save the Whales rally when she was a kid. She has also been known to vehemently defend the serial comma.

With a background in food, science, and design, she has edited and written for national and international publications including The New York Times Magazine. She is the co-author of True Food: Eight Simple Steps to a Healthier You (National Geographic, 2009) and her writing can be found across the Web.

Melissa lives in a converted 19th-century convent in Brooklyn, NY with ...

Lloyd Alter

Writer / Toronto

Lloyd Alter is managing editor of TreeHugger. He has been an architect, developer, inventor and prefab promoter.
He contributes to 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 is ...

Michael Graham Richard

Editor / Ottawa, Canada

Michael has been with TreeHugger since 2005. He started out as a part-time writer, but after about a year (circa February 2006) he made the transition to full-time editor-in-chief. He held that role until January 2008 (the highlight of this period was of course the acquisition of TreeHugger.com by the Discovery Channel), and he's now editor of the Science & Technology and the Cars & Transportation categories (his two main loves).

It was reading The Ecology of Commerce by Paul Hawken and Good News For A Change by David Suzuki and Holly Dressel that changed his life. Before that, he ...

Margaret Badore

Editor / New York

Margaret Badore is a multimedia reporter who covers food, fashion, health and sustainable living in New York City. She earned her undergraduate degree in writing and environmental studies at Sarah Lawrence College and has a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. She previously worked as assistant editor at DietsInReview.com. Her work has appeared on Seventeen.com and in Real Detroit Weekly.

Margaret grew up outside of Detroit and has been figure skating since she was seven.

Kimberley Mok

Montreal, Canada

Kimberley covers green architecture, design, arts and culture for TreeHugger. 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 was an eye-opening experience into how a diverse, "human-scaled" experimental town could be conceived, executed and engaged with differently.

Kimberley has also worked ...

Katherine Martinko

Port Elgin, Ontario

Katherine writes for the Living section of TreeHugger. She blogs regularly at Feisty Red Hair and is a former contributor to TLC Parentables. She graduated from the University of Toronto and is now raising her family on the shores of Lake Huron.

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, Facebook, and NaturalPapa.

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