Welcome Green Monsters! We're your online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals and the planet.

About Us

One Green Planet is a lifestyle platform for the growing compassionate and eco-conscious generation.

We officially launched in 2012, with the goal of redefining "green," because, well, the earth needs a media company that’s really got its back!

With millions of monthly visitors, we are the leading online guide to making conscious choices that help people, animals and the planet.

We proudly create viral and thought-provoking content designed to inspire action, and are the fastest growing (and largest!) independent publishing platform focused on sustainable food, animal/environmental protection, and cruelty-free/green living. If that’s not enough, we also just happen to be the biggest vegan/plant-based food and recipe site on the Internet. YUM! (Yes, the food you eat is intrinsically connected to the environment).

So, abandon your preconceived notions and labels. Together, let's reimagine the way we eat, buy and think.

Join our movement of forward-thinkers, conversation-starters, and change-makers today, and unleash your Green Monster!


NILESH ZACHARIAS: GREEN MONSTER-IN-CHIEF (Co-Founder/Editor-in-Chief) | [email protected]

Nilesh Zacharias
After more than a decade working in the digital media space, at companies like Yahoo!, DoubleClick (acquired by Google), PwC Advisory, and as an attorney specializing in privacy and intellectual property law, I decided to parlay my passion for the environment into building a purpose-driven media company. I oversee strategy, editorial, and social media at One Green Planet. I also write about sustainable business trends, enjoy art, and can play a wicked bass-line for "Bulls on Parade" by Rage Against the Machine. (Don't doubt this. Tens of people have seen me do it. It's completely epic.) I believe the environment, animal and food movements are interconnected and I'm on a mission to take conscious consumerism mainstream. To learn about me and the One Green Planet story, listen to my interview on America's #1 Sustainability Radio Talk Show, "Green is Good." Follow me on Twitter @nilzach


Preeta Sinha
My passion for animals goes back as far as I can remember, it led me to focus on animal/wildlife photography during my college years in Mumbai, India. I spent hours in the darkroom with my tongs, developing, fixing, washing, and drying photos repeatedly to showcase the colors, eyes and emotions of various animal species. I spent time volunteering at local animal shelters, and cared for numerous homeless dogs in and around my neighborhood. When I moved back to NYC (also the city I was born in, give it up for Queens, NY!), I began a career in online publishing. I worked for companies like iVillage (acquired by NBC Universal) and UGO Networks (acquired by Hearst Corporation) where I was responsible for building creative product partnerships and finding ways to work with the hottest emerging businesses and technologies. Always looking for a way to reconnect with my passion (or obsession, you know, potato-potah-toe) for animals and conscious living, I started One Green Planet. My day-to-day involves handling all product vision and overall operations for One Green Planet as well as enthusiastically seeking out as much eco-conscious swag as possible to trick out my apartment until that bad boy is as "green" as a Scottish Moor. That's pretty green people. That's pretty green.


GOJI BERRY: HAPPINESS MONSTER | I don't need a woofing email


Firstly, how dare you? But if I must, as a yogini, I find myself often pondering life and the cycle it follows for all of us. We're all interconnected. For example, when I see a squirrel happily scampering up a tree, a chain reaction begins in me that causes me to lose my ever loving mind. But then, you throw me a ball, and I'm like OMG! You see? Connections. Bottom line, I hold degrees in cuddling and belly rubs from UC BARKley and HOWLvard respectively, which makes me an expert in being the happiest being ever. I run a tight ship here and only offer kisses and snuggles to those that help my fellow furry-bottomed soldiers out on the field. Namaste.

KATE GOOD: EARTH MONSTER | [email protected]


When it comes to the planet and animals, I will leave no stone unturned, no valley unexplored, no environmental issue unresearched and no puppy un-cuddled. We live in a beautiful world full of resources that we have to protect. Like, you can't just run down to the Duane Reade and hit up the cashier for more rhinos and have him be all, "Oh yeah, they're in aisle 7 next to the polar ice caps and plots of Amazon Rainforest." Hey, helping people connect the dots and take action for the planet is my thing. That's me.


Jaimi DolmageWHAT I DO FOR YOU:

I toil away sniffing out the most delicious, scrumtrulescent, mouthwatering, vegan recipes to bring to you. It's a tough job, filled with late-night vegan donut cravings and yearnings for beet burgers, but I do it for you. No, no-please-don't thank me. Just think of me as your kindly, food pushing Grandma. You know, the one that constantly pinches you in the collar bone when you visit and exclaims that you're too skinny whilst plying you with food? She's usually all, like, "Don't they feed you at home? You're like skin and bones!" Except, in my case, I'm plying you with amazing plant-based recipes that are kind to you, animals and the planet. So, what are you waiting for?! Eat up!

SAVIN VIJAY: CODE MONSTER | [email protected]


My name is pronounced "seven", now if that isn't EVERYTHING, then I can tell you that I can code in seven languages, have seven meals a day, my workstation has seven screens and "Seven" is my favorite movie. But enough about me, right?! I am the guy who fixes problems that you didn't now we had, in a way you don't understand. I eat glitches for breakfast, battle code for lunch and deal with evils of 404 errors & slow loading times for dinner. I make the engine behind this monster-of-a-platform run smooth like vegan/palm oil-free/organic/gmo-free/ butter! I still have about 50 characters to go on this bio so here you go...Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, quam morbi, sed nunc. Vestibulum dictumst, massa in sollicitudin mauris integer.


Heather WilliamsWHAT I DO FOR YOU:

Have that super health conscious friend in your life that digs smoothies and keeps up to date on all of the latest health and nutrition information? Or maybe you know a Holistic Life Coach / Dietician who's always telling you about the benefits and uses for kale, spinach, or ... that new non-GMO superfood? You don't have that person in your life? Yes you do, you have me! I want to show you how to make food choices with the lowest environmental impact, while also caring for your mind and body. That's my game and what gets my plant-based feet up and running every single day so I can spread the love and wealth to all my fellow Green Monsters like you!


Elizabeth LeeWHAT I DO FOR YOU:

​I love butterflies, like for realz, I loooove butterflies. Now that THAT's out of the way...I​'m the artsy gal who uses every creative vein in her body to come up with cool graphics and cute animations for you while making sure that my own style remains creatively cruelty-free. Did you know that even when brands state their products are "not tested on animals", they can still have animal ingredients IN them? Like helloooo?! It's that kind of chicanery that drive my art. I want you to be all, "Wow, that work is wicked rad...and I learned something important big time!"


Life MonsterWHAT I DO FOR YOU:

Contrary to what the illustrious and revered Kermit T. Frog says, it's totally easy being Green. You just need to know where to start! That's where I come in, I show you how to be a savvy consumer, fierce fashionista, creative do-it-yourselfer and all around kick-ass person without animal products, GMOs, waste, artificial chemicals, additives, pesticides or any other mystery madness. Kiss those scary, additive filled products good-bye and learn how to DIY! (Actually, don't kiss them. You don't want your lips on those. Seriously, I care about you. Step away from the chemistry experiment that is your floor polish. Shhh, it's okay. We can do this together.)



I work to make sure that you know all about individuals, businesses and organizations that do and DON'T have our fellow earthling's best interest at heart. I work one adorable monkey video at a time, to show you why its totally uncool to wear, eat, cage, or experience on innocent creatures. Wherever there is injustice, you will find me. Wherever there is suffering, I'll be there...yes, that's from The Three Amigos but it applies to me too, okay?



I'm a "foodie" and not just the eating kind... I'm the restaurant-hopping, experimental-cooking, cookbook-obsessed, kitchen-hacking, and vegan awesomesauce-adding kind (phew!). So yes, I'm the person who will share with you all such nuggets of noshing noteworthiness. I stay up at night dreaming up ways to cook with romanesco, combining turmeric and cardamom in a pancake just to see what happens and figuring out all of the different ways you can use silken tofu in place of dairy. I'm the plant-based Dirty Harry of food. So I just have one question. Do you feel hungry, punk? Well, do ya?


OGP Writers Annalisa Palmer, Jonathon Engels, Libby Baker, Erin Trauth, Rhea Parsons, Rachael Renee, Gabriella Carmichael, Sara Budowsky, Corrine Henn, Lorie Grefski, Mark McCormick, Di Lamont, Danielle Overfield, Laura Thompson, Liz Tyson, Sara Farr, Abigail Greer, Lauren Kearney, Patti Nyman, Elizabeth Buff, and Paula Fitzsimmons.


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