Alina Emen, a hard-core Seattleite, decided to move to New York after reading about Bloomberg's plan to plant 1 million new trees and increase the number of hybrid taxis. When she is not working at The Huffington Post or walking in Central Park, she roams the streets in search of a convenient recycling receptacle for her water bottle. Alina enjoys writing about international events, cultures, food politics, why people do what they do and why we are the way we are.