Marisa McNatt

Marisa McNatt

Marisa is in the master's journalism program at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is earning a certificate in environmental policy and society.


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Colorado University's Folsom Field is the first in the NCAA to go zero-waste. Photo: Flickr/Matt Mordfin
A&E
Feature from Marisa McNatt
At the start of the 2008 football season, the University of Colorado (CU) kicked off the first zero-waste stadium at the NCAA Championship level. Titled “Ralphie’s Green Stampede,” the program has significantly reduced the amount of waste generated at Folsom ...

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Tips from Marisa McNatt
The average U.S. food store sends to the landfill more than 1,300 pounds of food waste per employee per year, according to a 2006 study looking at waste management practices typical of different industry groups. Supermarkets employed about 2.5 million ...

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List from Marisa McNatt
Starting the fall schedule can be hectic — and can take lots of energy. Before it becomes too difficult to shake up the routine, now is the time to incorporate resource-saving techniques. Get out of your post-summer rut with these five ...

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When creating your menu, opt for foods that don't require utensils, such as sandwiches and fresh fruit. (The picture makes us hungry too!) Photo: Flickr/digiyesica
Tips from Marisa McNatt
A chance to enjoy food and get back to nature – what’s there not to love about a picnic? But before you head out to enjoy sun-warmed strawberries and sandwiches beneath a blue sky, consider packing in the same eco-friendly ...

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Having trouble getting motivated after the Earth Day festivities have come to an end? Simple daily eco habits can spice up your green life. Photo: Flickr/morgacasey
NEWS
Tips from Marisa McNatt
It has been one week since Earth Day, so you may be feeling down with the end of the excitement and buildup.  But, you don’t have to catch the post-Earth Day blues. “We think it’s important to continue the Earth ...

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Interns  at Echo Hill serve as assistants to the teaching staff while learning the ropes of environmental and adventure education.
Feature from Marisa McNatt
Need a summer job or internship?  Don’t commit to making pizza or stuffing envelopes yet. Spend June through August hiking, rafting and backpacking – and maybe earn money along the way. “In a sense, physical exploration in the mountains has ...

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A Colorado University-Boulder student studies on campus. Photo: Flickr/Prince Roy
NEWS
News from Marisa McNatt
As a master’s student studying environmental journalism at one of the nation’s top green universities, I wanted to find out what would would be happening on my campus this Earth Day. This Earth Day is especially important for The University ...

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In communities with pay-as-you-throw programs, residents are charged for the collection of municipal solid waste based on the amount they throw away. This creates a direct economic incentive to recycle more and to generate less waste. Photo: Flickr/s.yume
H&G
News from Marisa McNatt
The town of Malden, Mass. is receiving an additional $2.5 million annually to spend on jobs, programs and services and is reducing municipal solid waste (MSW) by 50 percent, thanks to program known as pay-as-you-throw (PAYT). “There is no single ...

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Soak in the vitamin D benefit of sunshine and save on the energy used to run the treadmill. Get back to nature! Photo: Flickr/lululemon athletica
Feature from Marisa McNatt
With summer and swimsuit season almost here, you may be thinking of picking up the fitness routine you promised yourself back in January. Many of the things you can do to make your workout eco-friendly will actually make your workout ...

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Studies show that green roofs can help to mitigate the “urban heat-island effect” created when concrete buildings and asphalt surfaces absorb solar energy and turn it into heat. Photo: Ford Motor Company
News from Marisa McNatt
Rooftops of businesses across the country are blooming with vegetation, and research shows that these roofs have more to offer than just aesthetic appeal. By replacing the impermeable surface of a standard roof with vegetation, a green roof provides numerous ...

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“The song really evolved from the issue of catastrophic climate change, but that’s all part of the environment," he says. "If we mess up the environment, it’s like messing up our own house," says finalist Andy Fraser. Photo: Andy Fraser
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News from Marisa McNatt
From well-known musicians to college students, the recently announced finalists in a U.S. EPA competition, “Our Planet, Our Stuff,” are spreading the message that daily habits have a significant impact on the planet. The competition calls for participants to create ...

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"It’s crucial that we make environmental funding and supporting green charities and environmental work a part of our daily lives."
H&G
Quick Bit from Marisa McNatt
Contributing to a green charity this spring is an easy way to do something for the environment. But no worries if you’re short on cash. There are several other ways to give. “We all depend on this planet for survival, ...

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