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ABOUT US

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

Our goal is to redefine “green,” because, well, the earth needs a media company that’s really got its back!

Our Vision

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.

We plan to make this vision a reality by focusing on:

1. PEOPLE:

Informing consumers about the downstream environmental impacts of their lifestyle habits and providing tools and resources that empower them to make better choices.

2. INDUSTRIES:

Supporting companies that are reimagining products and entire industries to be more sustainable.

3. POLICIES:

Using the power of online media, grassroots activism, outreach, and partnerships to shape people, animal and planet-friendly policies.

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

With over 6 million visitors, we are the fastest growing (and 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.

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

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 of One Green Planet. He is also host of the popular weekly podcast,”#EatForThePlanet with Nil Zacharias,” and co-author of the upcoming book, Eat For The Planet, to be published via Abrams Image in Spring 2018. 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 an intellectual property 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.

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 in during her college years in Mumbai, India. Preeta is passionate about women/minority empowerment, body positivity, health education and elevating the various underrepresented communities she belongs to. When she is not at work she can be found painting, seeking out recycled swag for her apartment or playing with her dog!

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 Coordinator

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. 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.

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Savin VijaySavin Vijay

Technology

What I do for you:

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 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 like vegan/palm oil-free/organic/gmo-free/ butter! 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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Helen ChanHelen Chan

Partnerships

What I do for you:

With over 10 years of expertise in planning and strategy in various marketing and advertising roles – including digital, brand, shopper, and analytics. I’ve worked with clients across all industries, including Diageo, Johnson and Johnson, Wholesome, Nature Sweet, and more. I enjoy learning the customer journey and helping brands help create beautiful stories. In my spare time, you can find me cycling either outside or indoors, testing out a vegan recipe from the Food Monster App, or sipping a cocktail with mezcal or whiskey. I started my vegan journey in 2016 and am constantly so excited to learn about why a plant-based lifestyle makes so much sense! Om Shanti :)

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IVANO SARUBBIIvano Sarubbi

Design & Technology

What I do for you:

I was born and raised in Rome, Italy and moved to NYC 10 years ago. I’m the guy who uses every creative vein in his body to come up with cool graphics and badass animations for you while making sure that my own style remains creatively cruelty-free. I want you to be all, “Wow, that is a wicked rad stop-motion video…and I learned something important big time!” Did you know that even when brands state their products are “not tested on animals”, they can still have animal ingredients IN them? Now, that’s just messed up! I am the dad of two beautiful cats, five birds, five fish, and a tortoise (all named after Disney characters).

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CARRIE GAVITCarrie Gavit

Editorial Operations

What I do for you:

I spend my time reviewing numbers and analyzing data to make sure that you continue to receive your favorite vegan articles and recipes every day. From tasty new dishes, to meal plans, to news articles about the latest vegan cheeze product that hit the market, I help implement the systems and processes that keep these articles coming to our website, our Food Monster app, and your email. When I’m not in the office, you can find me baking seasonal vegan treats, playing with my pup and jogging around my neighborhood in Queens.

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Kate GoodKat Smith

Editorial – Food Monster

What 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. 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! When I’m not double dipping myself in the recipe blogosphere, you can find me among the racks of vintage thrift stores, seeing horror movies, talking loudly about my dog or discussing/watching independent professional wresting.

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Lia RyersonLia Ryerson

Editorial – Food Monster

What I do for you:

I’m a Brooklyn-based writer and content creator for One Green Planet. I’m the one that makes sure you are in the know of everything from the best vegan food trucks across the country to the coolest new restaurants and food-related happenings! I have a special interest in culture, marginalized voices, plant-based food, feminism, intersectionality, and dog memes. When I’m not out exploring Brooklyn’s blossoming vegan food scape or working away, you can find me working on my first novel, which is a dark satire.

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KatieKatie

Editorial – Food Monster

What I do for you:

Film and media student by day, vegan cooking enthusiast by night! Here at One Green Planet, I’m the gal that makes sure all the recipes that our readers have come to love are in top shape. The editorial team also relies on me for my cool research skills, social media talents and administrative chops. When I’m not studying or working, you will most likely find me excessively watching cooking competition shows or playing with my baby Chihuahua.

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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!

Rhea Parsons, One Green Planet
RHEA PARSONS

FOOD 

I crack away day in and day out veganizing recipes. I’m serious. Got a traditional Jewish recipe that you want to fool your bubbe with? I’ve got you covered. Wanna have a bunch of people over for brunch with no meat on the menu and you’re sweating bullets that they’re gonna be all, “What’s this? I’m afraid of this?” Never fear! I’ve got your pancake, vegan sausage, quiche or any other familiar favorite needs on lock. From global flavors to that food cart down the street, I can unleash the yum from any traditional recipe using pure plant power. Living a compassionate life should NEVER mean sacrificing good food and I’ll be there every step of the way to teach you the tips, tricks, tastes and tactics to feed yourself so well that going and staying vegan are not only a snap, but your dinner inspires jealousy.

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

ANIMAL/EARTH

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.

Heather McClees, One Green PlanetHeather McClees

HEALTH

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!

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
  • molly-bergen-headshot

    Molly Bergen

    Senior Managing Editor of Human Nature for Conservation International
  • erika-abrams

    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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