People of the Important Media blog network

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Scott Cooney

Scott founded Sustainable Enterprises Media in 2010, a new media company focused on making the world a better place. He started with one blog and built the company through bootstrapping, with his best decision being to hire the right people (see below). Scott is currently the CEO of Pono Home, a home efficiency franchising company that he spun off from Important Media in 2013. Scott has been an adjunct Professor of Sustainability in the MBA program at the University of Hawaii, the developer of the sustainability board game GBO Hawaii, and author of Build a Green Small Business (McGraw-Hill). Scott serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors at Important Media

Zachary Shahan

President of Important Media, and Site Director of CleanTechnicaPlanetSave, Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity
Zach has been obsessed with helping the world help itself since he was a teenager. He has used that passion to travel several routes over the years — promoting healthy and eco-friendly vegetarian food; working as an advocate of bicycle transportation, mass transit, and sustainable development; working as a city planner and urban research consultant; and working as a blogger, site director, and publishing services manager at Important Media.

For the past few years, Zach has been the director of CleanTechnica (the #1 cleantech or clean energy site in the world) and Planetsave (a top site on green issues and science news). He has been interviewed by CNBC & Harvard Business Review for their “Energy Opportunities” series, and by Mashable for its “5 Startups Improving Society Through Technology” series. His is also the founder and owner of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity.  You can read more about Zach, follow his personal blog, or see other places he has written at

Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe

Site Director, Eat, Drink, Better and Crafting a Green World

Becky is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia and works as site director at Crafting a Green World and Eat Drink Better here at Important Media. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone!

Becky believes in the power of little changes: using cloth napkins instead of paper, a reusable bag instead of a plastic one, and eating vegan, even if you’re just starting with a few meatless meals each week. Things like this add up to make a big impact, and she hopes that her sites will help inspire you. You can also find green crafts and vegan recipes on Becky’s personal site, Glue and Glitter.

Andrea Bertoli

Accounts Management & Sales

Andrea manages all the accounts and sales for Important Media, including sponsored posts and partnerships. She has been a long-time contributor to Important Media on sites like Vibrant Wellness Journal, Eat Drink Better, and Green Living Ideas and continues to write for sites across the network.

Andrea lives the good green life between San Francisco and Honolulu, cooking vegan food for friends, practicing yoga, surfing small waves, and blogging. She is currently working on her first cookbook with Becky Striepe. Find more from Andrea on Instagram and Twitter.