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ABOUT US

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

Our goal is to help create a world where we eat delicious food and use amazing products that provide us with maximum benefit and have minimum impact on the planet.

With over 6 million monthly unique visitors, we are the largest independent publishing platform focused on sustainable food, animal welfare issues, environmental protection, and cruelty-free/green living. If that’s not enough, we also just happen to be biggest vegan/plant-based food and recipe site on the Internet.

OUR CAMPAIGNS

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Take control of the damage being caused by animal agriculture and show the world how the fork can be an incredibly effective tool in the fight against climate change.

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Reducing everyday plastics from our lives is not about giving up anything or sacrificing convenience, but rather learning to reap the maximum benefit from the items you use every day while having the minimum impact.

 

THE FOUNDERS

 Nil Zacharias

Nil is the co-founder and former Editor-in-Chief of One Green Planet. He is also host of the popular weekly podcast,”#EatForThePlanet with Nil Zacharias,” and co-author of the book Eat For The Planet. Nil believes empowering people to make planet-friendly food choices as well as supporting innovation in the food industry are the most tangible solutions we have to our environmental and health crisis. Nil started his career as a media and technology lawyer and worked for over 12 years in the digital media and online advertising space in various business and operational roles prior to founding One Green Planet. He can be found on Twitter @nilzach and on Instagram @zachariot.

Preeta Sinha
Preeta is the co-founder of One Green Planet. She is also the creator and brain behind the Food Monster brand and app — the largest vegan and allergy-friendly app and food resource available online. Her day to day involves handling product vision, revenue, overall operations and spearheading partnerships for the company. She has previously worked for startups like, iVillage (acquired by NBC Universal) and UGO Networks (acquired by Hearst Corporation). Preeta’s love for animals and the arts goes back to her childhood — she grew up spending time volunteering at local animal shelters, caring for numerous homeless dogs in and around her neighborhood and practicing various creative arts with her mom. This led her to specialize in urban wildlife photography during her college years in Mumbai, India. Preeta is passionate about women/minority empowerment, body positivity, plant-based nutrition, public health and elevating the various underrepresented communities she belongs to. When she is not at work she can be found painting, sculpting, reading or seeking out recycled swag for her apartment. 

OUR TEAM

GojiGoji Berry

Chief Happiness Officer

What I do for you:

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, you’ll hear me bark loud and proud when you see me the first time but I offer tons kisses and snuggles to those that help my fellow furry-bottomed soldiers out on the field. Namaste.

Kate GoodKate Good

Editorial Manager

What I do for you:

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. I am the Editorial Manager for the Animal, Earth, Life, and Buzz channels and coordinate petition content, One Green Planet’s newsletter, and manage social media. I also manage audio production and content support for the #EatForThePlanet with Nil Zacharias podcast –hey, helping you connect the dots and take action for the planet is my thing!.

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Savin VijaySavin Vijay

Technology

What I do for you:

My name is pronounced “seven”, now if that’s not awesome enough, then I can also 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 know 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. I still have about 50 characters to go so here you go…Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, quam morbi, sed nunc. Vestibulum dictumst.

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Nicola ClaytonNicola Clayton

Partnerships

What I do for you:

With over 30 years of expertise in advertising, marketing and PR  – including digital, print and magazine, I’ve worked with clients across all industries. I enjoy helping brands create beautiful stories. In my spare time, you can find me working out, doing spartan races, enjoying time in the Hamptons or testing out vegan recipes from the Food Monster App!

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CORTNE BONILLACortne Bonilla

Food

What I do for you:

I spend my time managing tasks, schedules, deadlines and maintaining processes to ensure you receive your favorite food features every day! When I’m not at my desk in the office, I’m drinking copious amounts of coffee, reading cliche teen romance novels, watching Gossip Girl or ordering a shot of unfiltered apple cider vinegar at the bar. I’m just trying to figure out how to navigate life as a vegan who also loves fashion and a good pair of boots!

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Ally McLaughlinAlly McLaughlin

Recipes

What I do for you:

Switching to a vegan diet helped me overcome obesity, depression, and various health issues. I have lost over 150 pounds, reversed all of my health problems, and have more energy than ever! So now 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. I’m here to ply you with amazing plant-based recipes that are kind to you, animals and the planet. So, what are you waiting for?! Eat up!

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MichaelMichael Doherty

News Writer

What I do for you:

I’m a writer and editor who loves blueberries, burritos, and my cat, Billie. I spend my day looking for the interesting, funny, thought-provoking, or weird stories of the day, as well as writing and doing reporting for longer pieces about health education and food justice. In my free time I’m really into making stir-fries, doing yoga, and watching baby animal videos on YouTube.

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HayleyHayley Restivo

Editorial Coordinator

What I do for you:

I have a bachelors in literature and music at SUNY Purchase but my biggest passion is promoting healthy living and vegan food. I also have a certificate degree from Cornell University in plant-based nutrition. I do everything from editing recipes and writing roundups to scheduling social media, pitching ideas and supporting with editorial operations. When I’m not in the office, I am experimenting my original recipes in my kitchen or going for a run.

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AnnetteAnnette Aletor

Legal

What I do for you:

I have experience in litigating matters arising under federal and state employment laws. I also represent management and employers in a wide variety of employment-related matters including defense of actions commenced in federal and state court and before government agencies. I, along with the brilliant team of attorneys work at Wilson Elser and represent One Green Planet.

MichaelEmma Moe

Marketing

What I do for you:

I completed my bachelors in journalism from Norway and moved to New York to do my MBA. Luckily, I ended up at the inspiring Food team at One Green Planet, where I get to do what I love – promoting plant-based food every day! I do graphics and social media as well as provide all kinds of editorial support to the team. In my free time, I love to walk around the city looking for plants or books, going to thrift shops, drinking way too much Kombucha, and writing!

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OUR WRITERS

Aisling Cronin, One Green PlanetAISLING CRONIN

Animals

I adore everything that creeps, crawls, slithers, trots, swims or flies. For every uplifting or harrowing animal-related story out there – wherever there is a reason to celebrate, or a reason to get up and help – I want to make sure you hear about it. I’m your animal police, if there is a creature who happens to be under threat because of human foolishness, I want to shout about it and get you all to do something about it. I consider it an honor to use my voice to help those who have none … and if I can do that while sighing over yet another adorable kitten video (hey, there can never be too many adorable kitten videos in this world, right?), all the better!

Jonathan Engels, One Green PlanetJONATHON ENGELS

Life

If you’ve ever wanted to be that person who grows stuff themselves, comes up with clever ways to reuse things 100 times overs or awes your friends by DIY-ing everything, I’m the guy to help you. I’m here to teach you about permaculture, upcycling and green gardening all while spitting out tips on hacks like Eminem spits lyrics. The best part is, you don’t even need to tell your roommate that you got that wicked cool idea for turning an old school CD rack into a lid holder for your pots and pans from me. Just say you came up with it on your own, I don’t need the credit. I’m a giver like that.

Michelle Neff, One Green PlanetMichelle Neff

Buzz

My finger is always on the pulse of what’s happening in the world of animals. Whether it’s bringing you the latest animal rights news or the absolute greatest precious baby piglet video that is currently breaking the internet, I am on it! Frankly, the world needs to shape up when it comes to caring for the feathered, furry, and scaly creatures that we share this magnificent planet with and I will not hold back until that happens! My goal is to inspire others to create a kinder world and empower them to take actions in big and small ways!

Arianna Pittman, One Green PlanetArianna Pittman

Animal

I’m here to bring you all of the most inspiring animal stories the world has to offer. I love nothing more than channeling my not-so-mild obsession with dogs into my stories. If there’s an awesome dog story out there that will make you smile and shed happy tears, I’m all over it. I want the world to know about all of the awesome heroes out there working to save animals and inspire others to do the same, whether it’s helping put an end to puppy mills, boycotting animal attractions or fighting to save marine life from plastic pollution. We can’t fix a problem unless we know it exists — and it helps if we also know how to fix it. Through writing, I hope to share information that will not only educate people, but give them the tools they need to take action!

Lauren Kearney, One Green PlanetLauren Kearney

Earth/Animals

If there is a problem in the world of animals or the environment, I am the first to jump right on it and write pieces that pull your heart-strings and make you want to stand up for change. I give a voice to the voiceless animals of the world and get people near and far to WAKE UP and take responsibility for all the wrongs we’ve wrought on innocent creatures. If I can help make the world a cleaner, kinder place – then I would consider my mission complete.

ORGANIZATIONS WE ❤

AfricanWildlifeFoundation

AnimalAidUnlimited

AnimalDefenders

AnimalPlaceSanctuary

bornfree

CenterforBiologicalDiversity

ConservationInternationa

DavidSheldrickWildlifeTrust

gentlebarnHumaneSocietyinternational

internationalanimalrescue

logodolphin

Panthera

Rainforest Action Network

rainforesttrust

SurfersAgainstSewage

wdcwildlifesos

wildsanctuary

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EXPERT CONTRIBUTORS

  • Malorie Macklin, One Green Planet

    Adam M. Roberts

    CEO of Born Free Foundation
  • Malorie Macklin, One Green Planet

    Carole Baskin

    Big Cat Rescue, founder and CEO of Big Cat Rescue
  • Malorie Macklin, One Green Planet

    Gene Baur

    President and Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary
  • Malorie Macklin, One Green Planet

    Dr Jill Robinson

    MBE is founder and CEO of Animals Asia
  • Malorie Macklin, One Green Planet

    Lori Marino

    Executive director of The Whale Sanctuary Project

  • Malorie Macklin, One Green Planet

    Captain Paul Watson

    Founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
  • Malorie Macklin, One Green Planet

    Ric O’Barry

    director of the Dolphin Project.
  • Malorie Macklin, One Green Planet

    Stephen Wells

    Executive director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Malorie Macklin, One Green Planet

    Stephen Wise

    President of the Nonhuman Rights Project, Inc.
  • Malorie Macklin, One Green Planet

    Suzy Amis Cameron

    executive director of Food Choice Taskforce, founder of MUSE School, Red Carpet Green Dress, and Food Forrest Organics

  • lindsey

    Lindsey Allen

    Executive Director of Rainforest Action Network
  • melanie

    Melanie Joy

    Founder of Beyond Carnism
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    Dr. Paul Salaman

    CEO of Rainforest Trust
  • Carol-J-Adams

    Carol J. Adams

    Author of The Sexual Politics of Meat and Living Among Meat Eaters.
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    Tammy Thies

    Founder of The Wildcat Sanctuary

  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth Hogan

    U.S. Oceans and Wildlife Campaign Manager at World Animal Protection
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    Molly Bergen

    Senior Managing Editor of Human Nature for Conservation International
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    Erika Abrams

    Co-Founder of Animal Aid Unlimited
  • Regina-Asmutis-Silvia

    Regina Asmutis-Silvia

    Executive Director and Senior Biologist for WDC North America
  • Stephanie-Feldstein

    Stephanie Feldstein

    Population and Sustainability Director for Center of Biological Diversity

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