About

Welcome to Treading Lightly - your sustainability platform.

Here, you'll find a wealth of inspiration, green news, natural products, and the innovators behind our collective drive to shape a better future.

We're a community of makers, designers, writers and innovators. Together, we're treading lightly on our planet.

About Us

We're here to connect people with ideas, inspirational content, innovative makers, and natural, sustainable products.

The choices we make as individuals, as consumers, and as communities all make a difference.

Treading Lightly is here to facilitate a more positive future for our world.

Our Team

We are a team of passionate individuals made up of world-class writers, creatives and technology professionals. Our team members are experts in their fields and passionate about what they do. They’re part of Treading Lightly because they believe in our collective purpose: to create a better world through conversation, inspiration and innovation.

Clare Chapman

Clare is an editor and writer whose work has appeared in publications around the world. She completed postgraduate study at the University of Melbourne in 2007 and has since lived and worked in Australia and New Zealand, now dividing her time between Auckland and a tiny house in a rural town in the central North Island.

Dr Emma Stone

Emma Stone completed her Ph.D. in Sociology in 2014. She has worked as a lecturer and social researcher and currently works as a freelance writer and journalist. She lives (lightly) in the Waitakere Ranges on the outskirts of Auckland, New Zealand.

Laura da Fonseca

Laura is a qualified journalist and Brazilian native. She’s worked in fields as diverse as public relations, media, events, health and hospitality. Now calling New Zealand home, Laura is loving life and embracing all her new home has to offer.

Mariya Janashia

Mariya is a maker and fashion designer who is passionate about ethical sourcing and reuse. Originally from Georgia, she’s now based in Auckland. When she’s not creating, you’ll find her out enjoying nature or at the local market getting inspired about her next seasonal meal.

Lauren Meddings

Lauren is passionate about the great outdoors and loves nothing more than spending time in New Zealand's rural far north. You'll usually find her out running, soaking up the natural environment, or with her nose in a book when she's not writing or putting together a clip for radio.

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