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Type of site
Environmental Sustainability & News
OwnerDotdash Meredith
Created byGraham Hill
EditorChuck Leavell (Editor at Large)
Managing directorMolly Fergus
Current statusactive

TreeHugger is a sustainability website that reports on news, and other subjects like eco-friendly design, homes, and gardens. It was rated the top sustainability blog of 2007 by Nielsen Netratings,[1] and was included in Time Magazine's 2009 blog index as one of the top twenty-five blogs.[2] The website boasts "over 100 expert writers." All submissions are reviewed by the website's staff for accuracy and compliance with their editorial guidelines.[clarification needed]


TreeHugger was acquired by Discovery Communications on August 1, 2007, for $10 million.[3][4][5]

In 2012, Mother Nature Network, founded by Joel Babbit and Chuck Leavell (now Narrative Content Group) acquired TreeHugger.

In 2020, Dotdash acquired TreeHugger and Mother Nature Network.[6]

TreeHugger's has an annual award program known as "Best of Green Awards" for the best green initiatives within various sectors and categories.[7]

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  1. ^ "Online Consumers Call For Greater Transparency in Strategies for Environmental Sustainability" (PDF). Nielsen Online. Retrieved 2008-09-16.
  2. ^ "TreeHugger -'s First Annual Blog Index". Time. 2008-04-06. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved 2009-02-18.
  3. ^ Riley, Duncan (2007-08-01). "Discovery Acquires For $10million". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2010-02-07.
  4. ^ Hill, Graham (2007-08-01). "TreeHugger Acquires Discovery Communications". TreeHugger. Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2010-02-07.
  5. ^ DCI :: Businesses & Brands :: Digital Media Archived 2008-07-27 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Fischer, Sara (2020-02-04). "Exclusive: Dotdash acquires another 2 publishers". Axios. Retrieved 2020-07-03.
  7. ^ "Best of Green". TreeHugger. Retrieved 2010-04-09.

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