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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer

Managing Editor / Brooklyn, New York

With a background in food, science, art and design, Melissa has edited and written for national and international publications including The New York Times Magazine. She is the co-author of Build Your Running Body (The Experiment, 2014) and True Food: Eight Simple Steps to a Healthier You (National Geographic, 2009), and a contributing writer for Extreme Weather Survival Guide (National Geographic, 2014) as well as a photo editor for Black and White Street (Solaris Studio, 2014). Melissa also loves to take pictures in New York City, where she lives in a converted 19th-century convent with her two daughters.

Lloyd Alter

Lloyd Alter

Writer / Toronto, Canada

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

Michael Graham Richard

Michael Graham Richard

Ottawa, Canada

Michael started writing for TreeHugger in 2005. 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 knew about the problems, but didn't think too much about them. After, he knew there were solutions, and he couldn't think about anything else.

Michael's personal blog can be found at MichaelGR.com. You can also follow him on Google+.

Kimberley Mok

Kimberley Mok

Writer / 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

Katherine Martinko

Writer / Ontario, Canada

Katherine writes for the Living section of TreeHugger. She blogs at Feisty Red Hair and is a former contributor to TLC Parentables. Her work has appeared in the Huffington Post, The Green Parent (UK), and Geez magazine. She graduated from the University of Toronto and now lives on the beautiful Lake Huron coast with her family.

Derek Markham

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.

Muriel Vega

Muriel Vega

Writer / Atlanta, Georgia

Muriel Vega is a writer and editor with a passion for budget travel and good food. A Georgia State University graduate, she has more than 7 years of editorial experience. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, VICE and others. She spends way too much time on Twitter, one of her favorite social media channels. Currently, she lives in Atlanta where you can find her baking pies, playing with her two dogs or planning her next trip abroad.

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