Paula Alvarado is a journalist from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has been focusing in Latin American sustainable design and environmental issues since 2005, and through that work has become a well known figure in the local green scene.
Apart from covering the Latin American beat for TreeHugger.com, she edits a Spanish and Portuguese version of TreeHugger for Discovery Latin America and co-organizes the monthly meetings for green entrepreneurs and professionals Green Drinks Buenos Aires.
Since 2007 she also shares which designers, artists and places of Buenos Aires inspire her at BA Inspiration, which was named by WGSN one of the Top 10 Design/Interiors Blogs from Latin America.
Previously, she worked as a consumer trendspotter and cultural interpreter for the U.S. companyIconoculture.
Paula has been profiled-in and interviewed-for stories in magazines such as Elle Argentina, Brazil’s ABC Design, and LAN Chile’s IN, among other media, and invited to give talks on sustainable design at institutions such as the Universidad Catolica Argentina and Universidad de Moron.
Paula is a vegetarian, moves by bicycle, has a special fondness for all kinds of plants and dogs, and she thinks one of the coolest things someone told her was: “Oh, so you’re one of those travelers.”