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With the motto “Sustainable design for the next generation“, Inhabitots is the baby / parenting focused website in the Inhabitat family. The site was started during the summer of 2008 by Inhabitat.com founder Jill Fehrenbacher as she prepared for the arrival of her first child in August 2008. We recognize that the birth of a child is a turning point in people’s lives and the impetus for many people to ‘go green’ and really start researching the materials and production involved in all items that closely touch our lives. With this in mind, Inhabitots.com was created as a resource for parents, families, and anyone else interested in sustainable modern design for children. With a focus on design specifically targeted at babies, toddlers and kids, Inhabitots.com is a supplement to the wider focus of Inhabitat.com

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THE INHABITOTS TEAM

JILL FEHRENBACHER – Founder, Editor-in-Chief Jill is the founder of Inhabitots.com, the founder and publisher of Inhabitat.com and a green designer living in New York City. She created Inhabitots in the summer of 2008 in preparation for the arrival of her first baby. She is an avid idealist, design junkie and believes firmly that becoming a parent doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style or ideals. At least not too much.
BETH SHEA – Managing Editor Beth is the writer and founder of Petite Planet, a blog which focuses on eco-friendly living for families and informs parents of the best “green” choices for their babies and our planet. The birth of her daughter was her inspiration to take baby steps toward changing the world to preserve it for future generations. A former travel and spa writer, Beth swapped airline miles and body wraps for long stroller walks and quick showers. She is living her dream by being a mother to her two beautiful children, and a freelance writer. Follow Beth on Twitter @PetitePlanet
ALYSSA ALIMURUNG – Operations AssistantAlyssa is the operations assistant at Inhabitat, a contributing writer for Ecouterre and in her spare time, a coder-in-training. She enjoys learning about sustainable design, ethical fashion, innovative technology and crowdfunding projects. Alyssa graduated from Binghamton University and is based in NYC — though she would love to live in Barcelona someday. Follow her eco-curations on Twitter and Pinterest.
julie seguss, lucaJULIE SEGUSS – Senior Editor Julie is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn, NY. She is also the New York Editor of Red Tricycle and a former editor at Parents magazine and Parents.com. She has written for Parents, Kiwi, BabyTalk, Weight Watchers, New Parent, Baby &ToddleriVillage.com, Parents.com, Mom.me and Petside.com among others. Her first baby is now the inspiration for many of her stories. Beyond writing, Julie loves all things related to health and fitness, and holds a personal trainer certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Follow her on Twitter @julieseguss for green and healthy living tips.
JENNIFER CHAIT – Senior Editor Jennifer ChailtJennifer is a full-time freelance writer and problogger in the rainy Pacific Northwest and mama of an amazing 13-year-old boy. Besides blogs, her writing background includes copy for non-profits, web projects, national magazine articles and business proposals and grants. Beyond writing for Inhabitots, Jennifer is currently the About.com Guide to Organic Business, admin and social media manager at VeggieBoards, plus writes for Growing a Green Family and a handful of other green-minded websites. Activities and obsessions other than writing include books, nature, Democratic schooling, music, chill people and barrels of coffee. Follow Jennifer on Twitter @jenniferchait
JASMIN MALIK CHUA – Senior Editorjasmin-chua Jasmin is a word wrangler and Treehugger writer who lives just across the Hudson in Jersey City, where she indulges in her penchant for cupcakes, zombies, and her search for the perfect soy chai latte. A 12-year veteran of the publishing industry, she has a master of science in biomedical journalism from New York University and a PhD in poopy diapers. Follow Jasmin on Twitter @jasminchua.
DESMOND WILLIAMS – Contributing Writer Desmond Williams Desmond Williams is a freelance writer and JUNO magazine columnist. He lives in Brooklyn, NY, is half of a mixed-race couple and father to a rambunctious, comedic, and inquisitive preschooler (all great fodder for parenting articles). His writing, with its injected wit and humor, tends to add a light touch to the general gravity of parenting. Desmond is currently working on a graphic novel for mixed-race parents titled ‘The Painted Man’.
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YUKA YONEDA – Contributing Writer Yuka is a writer and designer from Queens, New York. She received her bachelor’s in Business Management from Stony Brook University, and holds a degree in Exhibition Design from F.I.T. In 2008, Yuka looked in the mirror and didn’t like what she saw. Always feeling like there was something missing from her life, she had turned to excess, amassing a mountain of clothes, shoes, bags and random tchotchkes to fill the void. In an act of desperation, she founded Swyyne.com as a guide for urbanites wanting to change their piggish ways and has been learning and smiling more ever since. When she is not writing about sustainable design, Yuka amuses herself by making trash into treasure, hunting for goodies at her favorite thrift shop, The Family Jewels, and trying to eat every type of food in the world.
MARNI FOGELSON-TEEL – Contributing Writer Marni Fogelson-Teel is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia, where she and her family take advantage of the green perks of city living: excellent public transportation, numerous parks, and awesome farmer’s markets. Marni has written for Ecofabulous and Celsias as well as several literary journals.  She has also worked in PR and development for several national and international non-profit organizations. She is happiest cooking delicious vegan food for family and friends, practicing yoga, exploring new cities and countries, and playing outside with her son, husband, and rescued mutt, Harvey.
MICHELLE LLOYD – Contributing Writer michelle lloydMichelle Lloyd is a freelance journalist, PR/social media junky, blogger, consumer and activist who is dedicated to teaching and living a eco-lifestyle in Charlotte, NC. When she’s not writing, she can be found cuddling her two dogs and kiddo, baking, reading, listening to live music, playing on Pinterest, crafting, or out in nature enjoying its beauty. She shares her journey on her blog, Mkokopelli and you can follower her on Twitter @Mkokopelli.
JENNIE LYON – Contributing Writer Jennie is a green lifestyle writer and founder of Sweet Greens, a blog which focuses on simple, fun ways for families to go green together. She is also the green lifestyle writer for Cascadian Farm. She lives in a sustainably minded community in Fort Collins, Colorado with her fantastic husband and nine year old son. When she is not writing about all things green, she enjoys thrift stores, family hikes, books, succulents and a fantastic cup of tea. You can also find Jennie on Sweet Greens Facebook Fan Page or on Twitter @SweetGreens.