#23 in Environmental
Description: After traveling throughout America, with a long stopover on Maui, Meaghan O'Neill landed in New York City in 2000, where she began her career in magazine journalism. While working for Interior Design, she became inspired by the tremendous boom that was happening in eco-design and sustainable architecture, which led her to help launch TreeHugger.com in 2004. She has contributed to publications as diverse as Men's Journal and Teen Vogue and her series for Slate.com, "The Slate Green Challenge with TreeHugger" was a finalist for a 2007 National Magazine Award. She is also the co-author of Ready, Set, Green: Eight Weeks to Modern Eco-Living (Villard, 2008), TreeHugger's first book. Meaghan lives in Newport, Rhode Island with her husband, son, and the world's best dog. She is 10 percent hippie on her father's side.