Margaret Badore

Margaret Badore The Spruce Pets

Maggie Badore is an environmental reporter and life-long cat lover based in New York City with more than a decade of experience writing about the environment and animals. She started at Treehugger (a Dotdash brand) 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 in 2020.


Badore has more than a decade of experience reporting on the environment and animals. 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 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 Care2, Civil Eats, the New Jersey Spotlight, Mother Nature Network (now part of Treehugger), The Island Now, and Real Detroit Weekly, among other media outlets. A life-long cat lover, she currently lives with a sweet rescue cat named Marbles.


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. 

The Spruce Pets Product Review Editorial Guidelines & Mission

Expertise: Environmental Reporting
Education: Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia University
Location: New York City, New York
Title: Senior Commerce Editor

About The Spruce Pets

The Spruce Pets, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of pets website offering practical, real-life tips and training advice to help you care for your pet. The Spruce Pets reaches 10 million people each month. Learn more about us, our editorial process, and our commitment to ensuring we are providing you with the most trustworthy veterinarian advice.

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