About Us

The mission of Mother Nature Network is “Improve Your World.”

Many sites limit “your world” to only "your planet,” but MNN defines it in much broader terms. Your world encompasses many different aspects — your family, your health, your lifestyle, your business, your community and your planet — and so does MNN.

With a goal of providing the most accurate and up-to-date information available, we cover the broadest scope of environmental news and social responsibility issues on the Internet. And, we do so in a way that is engaging and easy-to-understand. As opposed to scientists, activists or experts, MNN is designed for the rest of us — everyday people who simply want to make our world better.


MNN content is divided among eight different channels — each offering in-depth news and information updated throughout the day: Earth Matters, Health, Lifestyle, Tech, Money, Food & Drink, Home, and Family.


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Mother Nature Network is the world's most visited environmental and social responsibility online network. Its sites — which include mnn.com and treehugger.com — generate more than 10 million visits a month. Engaging, non-political, and easy-to-understand, MNN is designed for a mainstream audience. MNN content goes well beyond traditional "green" issues — encompassing a broad range of news and sustainable living topics — including family, health, home, safety, technology, community involvement and personal finance. Launched in 2009 by Joel Babbit, MNN’s CEO, and Chuck Leavell, keyboardist for The Rolling Stones, equity partners include CNN and Discovery Communications.

In September 2015, Mother Nature Network became Narrative Content Group.

Meet the team behind MNN.

Meet our Advisory Board.

Meet our Board of Directors.

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