Margaret Badore

Margaret Maggie Badore

Maggie Badore is an environmental reporter based in New York City. She started at Treehugger in 2013 and is now the Senior Commerce Editor of Treehugger, The Spruce, The Spruce Crafts, and The Spruce Pets. She previously served as the Web Director for National Geographic’s climate change documentary series Years of Living Dangerously. She’s obsessed with composting and solutions to climate change.


  • Badore's writing has appeared on Civil Eats, the New Jersey Spotlight, Mother Nature Network, and more.
  • She has a masters' degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.
  • Badore started at Dotdash Meredith in 2020.


Badore has over a decade of experience reporting on the climate crisis and the environment. She was the editor of Treehugger's lifestyle category for more than two years and wrote extensively about sustainable food, ethical fashion, and green design. She then moved to The YEARS Project, a production company that uses storytelling to compel people to take action on climate change, and returned to Treehugger in 2020.

Her writing has appeared on Civil Eats, the New Jersey Spotlight, Mother Nature Network (now part of Treehugger), Care2, The Island Now, and Real Detroit Weekly, among other media outlets. Badore grew up Dearborn, Michigan and has been figure skating since she was seven.


Badore 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. 

Title: Senior Commerce Editor

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