Paige Bennett

Paige Bennett


Based in Los Angeles, Paige is a writer who is passionate about sustainability. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Ohio University and holds a certificate in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She also specialized in sustainable agriculture while pursuing her undergraduate degree.

In addition to EcoWatch, Paige contributes to Insider, Reader’s Digest, Angi, Betterpet and more. Before striking out on her own as a freelance writer, Paige served as the editor for Inhabitat, where she published content about green architecture and design.

When she’s not hard at work, Paige enjoys going on spontaneous adventures, sipping a piping hot cup of coffee, hitting the yoga mat, tending to her plants, trying every food truck in her neighborhood, playing board games and whipping up new vegetarian recipes in the kitchen using local, seasonal ingredients.

What got you into journalism?
I loved reading magazines growing up, and I thought becoming a writer and editor for one sounded like the coolest job out there. I applied to just one university known for its journalism program, and the rest is history! Writing about serious topics like climate change can be challenging, but being a journalist is as fulfilling as I hoped it would be, even at a young age.

What’s your favorite topic to cover?
My favorite topic to cover is, by far, food. Everything about food, from growing it to preparing it to eating it, fascinates me.

What’s been your favorite interview, and why?
I interviewed Guy Fieri for Insider, and it was an awesome time. He really is as nice and funny as he seems!

Is there an eco-related book you would recommend to all EcoWatchers?
I recently read Fuzz by Mary Roach, and I would highly recommend it. It’s both informative and funny.